ASA Insights
Dec. 26, 2013

A-D Presents Spirit of Independence Awards to ASA Members
American Supply Association

Joe Poehling accepts A-D's Plumbing
Division National Affiliate of the Year Award
on behalf of First Supply LLC.
From Nov. 7: This week, the American Supply Association took another step in solidifying its partnership with Affiliated Distributors to advance advocacy, business intelligence, education and networking for the PHCP and PVF industry. Mike Adelizzi and Chris Murin of ASA and Doug Dillon of the ASA Education Foundation participated in conference appointment sessions at A-D's 2013 PHCP North American Meeting in Orlando, Fla., for face-to-face meetings with members and prospective members alike.More

Equity Plumbing Group Awards ASA Members at Inaugural Meeting
American Supply Association
From Nov. 21: Last week, the American Supply Association took another step in solidifying its partnership with Equity Plumbing Group to advance advocacy, business intelligence, education and networking for the PHCP and PVF industry. Mike Adelizzi, Amy Black and Chris Murin participated in the Member-Vendor One-on-One Meetings at Equity Plumbing Group's inaugural meeting in Orlando, Fla. "ASA enjoys a growing partnership with Equity Plumbing Group, and this meeting was an outstanding opportunity for us to showcase the association's accomplishments and new initiatives to more than 100 wholesalers and suppliers in just a couple of days," said Michael Adelizzi, ASA's Executive Vice President.More

American Standard Announces Distribution Partnership with Ferguson
Industrial Distribution
From Oct. 7: American Standard Brands announced a major new distribution agreement that will significantly increase its market presence in the United States. Ferguson Enterprises will become an authorized American Standard wholesaler as of Jan. 1, 2014. Ferguson will supply American Standard in its showrooms and branch locations, including sinks, tubs, toilets, faucets and other high-quality kitchen and bath products in the American Standard portfolio of brands.More

Young Execs to Drive Employment Push
Supply House Times
From Oct. 1: A reoccurring theme of late in the PHCP/PVF wholesale distribution industry has been the need to attract young talent into the workforce. ASA is taking a proactive approach on that subject by establishing a comprehensive initiative to help ASA member distributors and manufacturers find qualified young workers through a number of different strategic avenues.More

Q&A on Proposed Internet Sales Tax
The Wall Street Journal
From April 24: The Senate is considering legislation that would effectively end tax-free shopping on the Internet. Here's a closer look at some of the many wrinkles in this complex debate.More

New Proposal Would Delay Looming Insurance Tax
American Supply Association
From Oct. 31: Since the Affordable Care Act's passage, ASA and others have been fighting for repeal of the Health Insurance Tax. Now, with only 60 days before it hits small businesses, the bipartisan Small Business and Family Relief Act has just been introduced to delay the HIT, providing two years of relief to the millions that would be impacted.More