In one of the most important meetings in its 50 years of existence, the American Supply Association took the next steps forward toward fortifying the industry’s long-term future as it relates to three mega goals.
The recent AHR Expo and KBIS-IBS tradeshows were chock full of smart/connected products. And from conversations with manufacturers of these products there is no slowing down in terms of the amount being produced and the continued evolution of smart/connected technologies.
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Why did International Business Machines become IBM? Or Apple Computes, why did it simply become Apple? Or how about CINTAS? Why is CINTAS no longer Cincinnati Towel and Apron Service. And most recently, why is Dunkin Donuts, dropping Donuts, and just becoming Dunkin?
ASA is kicking 2019 off strong and is well on its way to reach its eight consecutive year of net membership growth and continues to strengthen its partnerships with industry buying groups, including Omni Corporate Services, which recently merged with Equity Plumbing and IMARK Group.
For the past six months, three association issue strategic action teams (ISATs) met to think deep about solutions that the association can deploy to support ASA membership in finding labor solutions to future technology challenges, and strategic support and direction needed to compete 10 years from now.
The Wayne, Pennsylvania-based AD buying and marketing group recently reported an 11% increase in member sales across 12 AD divisions, totaling $41.4 billion in 2018. Purchases from AD suppliers grew by 13% in 2018.
p>Midland Metal Mfg. announced Scott Bardreau has joined the company as chief sales officer for its growing platform of companies which includes Anderson Metals Corp., and Buchanan Rubber. Bardreau spent the previous 12 years with Matco-Norca as vice president of sales and marketing.
The ASA Women in Industry is a standing division of the American Supply Association, with a mission to provide practical guidance, direction and education to help women in the PHCP/PVF industry reach their personal and professional goals, and attract a more diverse workforce to the PHCP/PVF industry.
Prevent basement flooding and messy floors with Flood-Guard from General Pipe Cleaners. Available for 2”, 3” and 4” floor drains, Flood-Guard operates like a check valve to seal off water backup caused by overloaded sewers.
Bonomi North America’s new range of heavy-duty explosion-proof electric actuators are for use in NEMA 4X, 7, 8 and 9 applications, and are CSA certified. Available as quarter-turn or fail-safe spring return.
Check out the January issue of Supply House Times featuring the 10TH annual ASA/SUPPLY House Times distributor roundtable interview. Other features include KBIS-IBS preview, Canature WaterGroup ups the water filtration game, and much more!