Propane offers a low-emissions energy solution, producing approximately 43% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than using an equivalent amount of electricity generated from the U.S. grid, according to data from the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC).
While outside sales reps dominated the distribution sales landscape for years, inside sales reps with the right tools can be equally or even more effective. Our customer’s inside sales rep used AI to perform inventory counts remotely, effectively replacing in-person stockroom checks.
After a challenging couple of years plagued with post-pandemic effects, unprecedented weather events and supply-chain disruption, November of 2021 served as a hopeful turning point for the waterworks sector with the passing of the U.S. Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act — the largest investment in water in history, according to the American Waterworks Association’s 2022 State of the Waterworks Industry report (SOTWI).
I have been back on the road for a while and have just returned from another week-long tour. I would like to report that the decorative plumbing showroom world remains vibrant and as diverse as ever. The question that I am most asked is: How are showrooms and customers reacting to COVID-19 in their business practices in 2022?
What if you were the coach of a football team and someone dropped the opposing squad’s offensive playbook in your lap?
We’ve seen this scenario depicted fictionally on television and movies over the years and have even heard stories of real-life buffoonery where professional and collegiate players have left those books or iPad/tablets with the playbook on them (technological advancements) in places they shouldn’t.
On Aug. 16, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA). While the bill claims it will, “make a historic down payment on deficit reduction to fight inflation, invest in domestic energy production and manufacturing, and reduce carbon emissions by roughly 40% by 2030,” plumbing associations aren’t convinced the IRA will do much — if anything — to reduce inflation or benefit small businesses or the American consumer.
I am not, nor do I want to be, in the business of telling other business owners how to run their businesses. If they don’t want to be a member of an association, that is their choice and their right, and I don’t feel it’s my place to try to change their mind.
This past year has been an unprecedented year for the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) space, hitting $5 trillion in volume in 2021 through over 40,000 transactions. The number of transactions in the distribution and manufacturing space has caused owners to take a closer look at their options regarding selling and/or acquisition options.
The title of the article that appeared in UKToday news some months back was “5 Easy Ways to Teach Kids about Energy Conservation.” There was no author listed but I’m wondering if the person who came up with this article even had kids. Kids aren’t easy, especially when it comes to energy conservation. Allow me to explain.
ASA University is excited to announce its new upcoming training workshop, ASA-U Trainer’s Best Practice Forum, an in-person, two-day event to support ASA trainers and their ability to leverage best practices in training and development at their organization.
By Sally Boyer, Director of Marketing Communications – NIBCO INC
September 7, 2022
As we move through 2022, it’s been refreshing to see exhibit halls full, meetings in conference rooms rather than Zoom rooms, and even the hustle and bustle on our highways as many workers return to their offices. The future looks much more optimistic.
On Tuesday, President Biden signed his landmark bill, the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. While it is arguable whether the budget reconciliation bill will reduce inflation, the legislation will directly affect climate, tax and Medicare policy over the next decade.
Rheem’s new IKONIC high efficiency condensing gas tankless water heater delivers a 0.96 UEF[i], resulting in up to a 36% reduction in energy use and carbon footprint and up-to 65% reduction in NOx emissions.