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April 6, 2017

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Invest Now in Capital Efficiencies & Competitive Talent Development
ASA Advisor©
With the U.S. Private Sector Employment pace of job growth likely to be higher in 2017 than 2016, a two-pronged approach is needed to meet your company’s labor needs during the next two years. First, ensure you have an aggressive and competitive plan in place to attract, train and retain talent. ASA University offers members a wide array of employment development resources, many of which are turn-key. Second, invest in capital efficiencies that can increase productivity without adding additional labor costs. ASA’s 2017 Operating Performance Report (OPR) represents the most complete, accurate and up-to-date comparative financial performance data published anywhere about the PHCP-PVF supply chain. Log in to MY ASA to access ASA's latest macroeconomic forecast report for the PHCP-PVF industry.
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ASA University Honors First Master of Distribution Management Graduate
American Supply Association
ASA University is excited to announce the first graduate of the Master of Distribution Management program, a comprehensive leadership curriculum to develop top talent. Joe Ward, a sales representative with Pipe Valves in Columbus, Ohio, has developed a passion for building quality customer relationships during his 15 years with the company. When asked about his experience with the MDM program, Joe said, “I’ve come out of this program a new and improved person. The information is great and you can’t get anything like it anywhere else.”
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Acquisition of Shurjoint Industries
The Shurjoint grooved connection technology will play an integral part in completing the total end-to-end connection capabilities of “Apollo” Flow Controls. This integration allows us to offer the most extensive and complete portfolio of connection and flow control devices of any other brand in North America. Additionally, this allows us to service a global market and expands our manufacturing capabilities into other geographies around the world. More

Find 'Words That Work' at NETWORK2017
American Supply Association
Communication—a key component in building your bottom line. Register for NETWORK2017 to hear Dr. Frank Luntz talk about “Words That Work”. To communicate free-market principles effectively, we must first understand the people who drive the free market economy. Dr. Luntz’s new, bestselling book “Words that Work” is an exciting look at the process that creates the words and phrases we all recognize and remember – from politics to commercials to corporate America.

NETWORK2017 brings you educational programs, top speakers and strategies for Building Your Bottom Line. You don’t want to miss out.

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Time to Check Your Pulse
American Supply Association
Each month, ASA partners with Industry Insights and ITR Economics to compile data from wholesaler members that provides a snapshot on industry performance as well as how it relates to the broader economy. The value of this report is directly related to the number of wholesaler firms that contribute data each month - the greater the number of respondents, the more comprehensive and useful is the report and accompanying analysis. The participation deadline for wholesaler members to submit data for the March report is April 12th. Learn more about this FREE and EXCLUSIVE benefit that ASA members frequently use when making key decisions.
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New Manufacturer Courses from Sharkbite!
ASA-U is excited to release five new manufacturer specific courses from SharkBite! Complete these courses to learn more about the SharkBite products listed below. Check out all courses here, and earn your $2 BlueBucks per course now!
  • SharkBite Ball Valves
  • SharkBite Slip Couplings
  • Introduction to SharkBite PEX
  • SharkBite Check Valves
  • SharkBite Silicome Wrap

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LOOK! Falcon Best Push2Connect

Falcon Stainless of Temecula, CA and John Guest USA/UK joined up to create the strongest most secure Push-to-Connect water flex available anywhere! No inner tube to burst or kink! Only solid SS and genuine John Guest parts with a Lifetime Warranty. Got yours? Available in 1/2", 3/4" and 1" on a variety of connectors.

At the Spring Forum, you will:
American Supply Association
  • Learn how to grow your company's revenue with simple, powerful, no-cost communications techniques.
  • Build lifelong professional relationships with some of the brightest young leaders the industry has to offer.
  • Gain insight into personal success from the leaders of one of the industry's premier manufacturers, Oatey Co.
  • Find new ways to improve yourself and your business.

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New Hire Onboarding and Orientation Roadmap
American Supply Association
To ensure your new employees have an effective and positive onboarding experience, you’ll need to prepare and plan for their arrival! It’s critical that you make them feel both welcomed and prepared to start in their new role, giving them the resources and confidence to make a positive contribution to your organization, and to ultimately carry out your company’s mission both now and in the future. ASA University’s New Hire Onboarding and Orientation Roadmap will assist you to be well prepared to do just that – warmly welcoming your new hire to your team showing him/her that you care about their success!
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Jones Stephens Partner Promise

What you need, when you need it. Our promise to you is that UPS orders received before 2 p.m. will ship same day and LTL orders will ship within 24 hours, sometimes even same day. The next time your primary provider lets you down, think Jones Stephens. Learn More.

Read the Latest from Morris Beschloss
American Supply Association
This week's news: Independent Businesses Thrive Under Trump’s Economics

Want to read more from Beschloss? Click here to go to The Beschloss Perspective for a full archive of past articles.

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Heavy-Duty Medium Set Gray Cement

Oatey Heavy Duty Medium Set Gray PVC Cement is designed to have a thicker viscosity and medium set time for use with large diameter pipe and in commercial applications. Superior gap filling properties and bond strength. For use on PVC pipe up to 18" (non-pressure) and 12" (pressure).

Modernizing Employee Development for Today's Workforce
Today’s workplace landscape is a fast-paced, competitive environment and employees are seeking a new kind of career development. Why is this?

Want help developing your own training program? Go to ASA-U Advisory Service today for more information.

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