With focused attentionon the strategic planning as outlined at the annual Winter Planning Meeting of the American Supply Association, the ASAEF Board of Trustees approved the funding of an exciting new study. To assist the association and the industry in preparing for the future, the ASAEF will support a national Labor Needs Study which will outline the demand for labor over the next decade.

It is anticipated that large segments of our industry’s labor force will retire over the next five to 10 years and the study will show what the projected demand will be by skill set, region and demographics. Armed with this information, ASA and the industry can prepare to attract the workforce necessary to remain viable and profitable. The results from the study will be introduced at the ASA Annual Meeting held at Network2015, October 27-29 in Chicago. Find out more at www.asa.net.