Now Available! 2nd Edition of Introduction to Steel, Stainless Steel, Iron Pipe and Fittings

The brand-new and improved second edition of the ProductPro™ Introduction to Steel, Stainless Steel, Iron Pipe and Fittings is now ready for shipping. Steel is the second of the three Introduction to Pipe, Valve and Fittings certificate courses thatso many companies use as the foundation of their product training programs. The new edition will include updated content, all new graphics and photos, and a new final exam.

Register Now for University of Distribution

Registration for The University of Industrial Distribution scheduled for March 13-16, 2005 in Indianapolis is now available. The UID offers 22 workshops over 4 days. Top distribution industry's trainers like Kathy Newton, Mike Workman, Tim Underhill and others will provide distribution industry specific instruction targeted at the critical skills needed to prosper in today's competitive environment.

You can view the course descriptions, instructor listings and hotel information by going to and clicking on the University of Industrial Distribution button on the left side of our home page. On-line registration is available, or call 410-263-1014 for additional information.

More Essentials of Profitable Distribution Workshops in '05

MwDA and the Foundation will start the Essentials 2005 season early with courses at the Embassy Suites Minneapolis Hotel on January 11, 2005 in Bloomington, MN and at the DoubleTree Guest Suites in Chicago (Downers Grove), IL on April 14.

Dr. Kathy Newton will teach the program. For more information call MwDA at 312-464-0090 or visit

Testing Underway of On-Line Essentials

The Foundation is testing an on-line version of the Essentials of Profitable Distribution course. We have entered a revised copy of the course book, quizzes and final exam on our website. The system will permit a student to enter, register, take the course, take the exam and print out a certificate. Students will be able to monitor their courses.