Since 1977, American Pipe & Supply has been distributing PVF and fire sprinkler materials to the state of Alabama. Today, the company has five locations around Alabama and one in Nashville, Tennessee. With an impressive line card of more than 100 product lines, American’s 99 employees are known for superior service and a constant drive to give back.
Bender, a plumbing supplies distributor with six locations across Connecticut, has taken giving people purpose straight to the heart. So much so that it’s not uncommon to see tears during their regular Purpose Meetings.
With more tools than ever to gain critical insight into a business, enterprise leaders employ data and artificial intelligence (AI)/machine learning (ML) capabilities more than ever to help drive daily decisions about their customers, supply chain(s), pricing, and more.
When a product niche reaches this level of performance consistency, most manufacturers gravitate toward the same basic product platform. Is a faucet from vendor A really that much different than one from vendors B, C or D?
A common cause that supposedly exacerbates or even causes this back pain is commonly thought to be linked to cold weather. Individuals that currently suffer from pain in their lumbar area often state the conditions worsen in colder winter months.
ASA IPD membership offers, among other benefits, a forum to address the business and industry issues affecting your company and exclusive opportunities to interact with industrial and mechanical PVF distributors and suppliers from across the country.
Every industry is dealing with a pending “brain drain” and working hard to find new people to join their teams. Add in the challenges of appealing to a new generation of workers that have unique desires for their nascent careers, and you can be left with a daunting challenge.
A recent report by the Together Platform found that 37% of HR professionals say employees are not being supported to reach their full potential. I continue to hear news about mentorship programs in the PHCP-PVF industry, both formal and informal, and the tremendous impact they have on new employees, younger employees and those that are new to the industry.
During an acquisition, the buyer must conduct exhaustive due diligence to ensure that they have a complete picture of the company they are seeking to buy. This involves many steps, but perhaps one of the most important is producing a quality of earnings report.
Marketing’s value is often overlooked, but I think it’s safe to say it might be even more so in this industry. I’ve often attributed this to simple misconceptions or ignorance of marketing’s value in the industry. Perhaps the expensive nature of hiring marketing experts (whether it be in-house or outsourced) also adds to this, which would certainly not be unique to this industry.
There’s long been talk about how to divvy up the heating expenses in buildings that have tenants. Should each tenant have their own meter? Their own boiler? Boilers are a lot smaller than they used to be, right?
Industry greats to be honored during ASA Annual Meeting & Member Luncheon at NETWORK2022 in Chicago.
October 10, 2022
The American Supply Association’s Executive Committee is proud to announce that Mid-City Supply’s Jeff New and Hajoca’s Gary Jones are the recipients of the 2022 Fred V. Keenan Lifetime Achievement Award.
The American Supply Association is proud to announce that Steve Edwards, former Chief Marketing Officer for industry giant Winsupply, is joining the ASA team to lead Project Talent and the association’s effort toward promoting the industry brand and attracting career seekers to member companies.
Milwaukee launched the M18 PACKOUT Six Bay Rapid Charger. With the ability to rapid charge two batteries simultaneously, this new solution can charge six M18 REDLITHIUM XC5.0 battery packs in just three hours, so users can get back to work quicker.
The compact, lightweight Micro-Scope3 video inspection system from General Pipe Cleaners now includes enhancements to boost equipment performance, accuracy, versatility and convenience, the company states.
As California faces its worst drought on record, a start-up in Irvine, California, has developed a new system called SmartFaucets, a patented technology that combines the motion sensor faucets with an electronic touchpad with preset temperature and timer to override the sensor when it fails.