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National & Regional Industry Resources


The American Supply Association
1875 Eye Street, Northwest
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 703-328-5234

The American Supply Association (ASA) is committed to giving its members the ABILITY to adapt, grow and succeed. Serving wholesaler-distributors and their supply chain partners in the plumbing-heating-cooling-piping (PHCP) and industrial pipe-valve-fitting (PVF) industry, ASA is a one-stop-shop for legislative and regulatory advocacy, ongoing business intelligence, employee training and education and peer-to-peer networking.


The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractor Association
180 S. Washington Street, Suite 100
Falls Church, VA 22046
Phone: 703-237-8100

PHCC is a national organization with more than 220 state and local chapters. Together, they represent more than 3,500 open and union shop contractors and more than 70,000 technicians working in every market sector. For more than 130 years, PHCC has provided the types of services, information and resources that help their members succeed - and at the same time, helped to protect public health & safety and the environment. These include best practices for running more profitable operations, proven ways to attract and retain the best people, and a variety of opportunities to build valuable connections.


United Association
Three Park Place
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: 410-269-2000

The United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States, Canada (UA), affiliated with the national building trades, represents approximately 340,000 plumbers, pipefitters, sprinkler fitters, service technicians and welders in local unions across North America. They provide the premier training programs available in the industry today, including five-year apprenticeship programs, extensive journeyman training, a comprehensive, five-year instructor training program, and numerous certification programs.

Small Business Owner Resource Center


Articles on the Small Business Financing Sources, the Small Business Loan Basics, small business loans Checklist and SBA Loans are incredible sources of knowledge for the small business owner.



Credit Report and Credit Score Analysis, how to Read a Personal Credit Report and all about Business Credit cover the intricacies of credit and are required reading for everybody.



The Foundation Grant Directory is a free listing of sources for grants by state. Why not look if there is some free money out there for your business. Hey - you never know!



The Business Loan Application covers every item you will need in your loan package and tells you how to get approved for business loans.



Fire your loan broker and use our Free Business Loans Bank / Lender Directory to find every bank in the country lending to small businesses.



If you are looking to start a business - look no further.  Check out the Free Incorporation Guide discussion and the State Incorporation Resource Directory.

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