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April 12, 2018

 
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EPA Announces New Funding for Water Infrastructure Projects
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
On April 4th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of funding that could provide as much as $5.5 billion in loans, which could leverage over $11 billion in water infrastructure projects through the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. Prospective borrowers seeking WIFIA credit assistance must submit a letter of interest (LOI) by July 6, 2018.
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LIVE MASTER CLASS: An Insider’s Guide to Amazon Business
Today, 4.12 at 2 p.m. EST
This Master Class from the DigitalBranch reviews what Amazon is doing to live up to its mission "to be the earth's most customer-centric company" and what smaller distributors can learn from them. This session covers: how Amazon works, translating Amazon’s product pages, and “hacking” Amazon to benefit your business. Sign up now to register for the webinar. You’ll receive a recording of the webinar if you can’t make the live class.

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Make Tomorrow Your Lucky Day
American Supply Association
Tomorrow, Friday, April 13th, is the deadline for ASA’s wholesaler members to gain an unprecedented level of information about their respective compensation and benefits packages. Participation in the 2018 Executive & Employee Compensation Survey is included as a benefit of membership and offers wholesalers an industry-specific report, a confidential company-specific report, cross-industry data tables and an online searchable results application. When you consider that your company competes for the best employees with ALL of the wholesaler-distributors, including PHCP-PVF in any given market area, the value of this cross-industry report becomes very clear. LEARN MORE
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Prevent 'Greenwashing' with These Tools
National Association of Home Builders
The high-performance building industry continues to gain traction, which is good news for builders and consumers alike. But with this growth comes an emerging problem: “greenwashing.”
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Let Your Voice Be Heard
American Supply Association
The ASA Advisory Group represents our members as the voice of ASA in codes and standards activities. One way you can help is to take a look at the Weekly Standards and Codes Update List to review codes and standards that are out for public review or ballot. These standards and codes impact the Plumbing, PVF, HVAC and Hydronics industries and we need your input. ASA is committed to having a “seat at the table” and ensuring your concerns are heard.
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Growth in European Hydronic Controls Market Set to Sprint
BSRIA
Connected thermostats, connected thermostatic radiator valves (TRVs) and pressure independent control valves (PICVs) will be the biggest growth drivers in a generally rather “patchy” European market, according to BSRIA’s latest study of the hydronic controls market in five major European Markets, published in February 2018.
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Aging US Warehouses Unfit to Handle Amazon and E-Commerce Boom
CNBC
The average age of a U.S. warehouse is 34 years, according to a survey by real estate services firm CBRE. And that likely won't cut it for a retail industry that's moving increasingly toward e-commerce and fulfilling online orders for customers in the blink of an eye.
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Mike Miazga Named BNP Plumbing Group Editorial Director
Supply House Times
In his new role, Miazga oversees the editorial content and direction of the Plumbing Group’s four brands (Plumbing & Mechanical, PM Engineer, Reeves Journal and Supply House Times) and their associated print and digital products, including the dedicated Radiant & Hydronics and Bath & Kitchen Pro websites, as well as six eNewsletters.
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Inventory Management for Distributors

May 3-4, 2018               Four Points by Sheraton Chicago O’Hare

Inventory is the largest cash asset in distribution. Are your inventory managers equipped to take on that responsibility? In this two day seminar by The Distribution Team, participants will learn to drive net profit through time tested inventory management practices. This isn’t just a purchasing seminar. We cover topics that touch the warehouse, sales, finance and logistics. We guarantee that participants will walk away with at least 30 profit generating ideas.

ASA members receive 5% discount on registration by using the code ASA.

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ASA-U ONLINE COURSE OF THE WEEK

ASAU ONLINE COURSE OF THE WEEK
Don’t miss out on HOLDRITE’s exciting offering for learners in ASA-U! Any learner who completes all of the HOLDRITE course offerings between April 5th and June 30, 2018, will automatically receive a bonus $50 BlueBucks bonus upon completion and will be entered to win a drawing for $500 BlueBucks. Extend your learning, enroll today!

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