COVID-19 Recovery

COVID-19 Recovery Information



September 16: VIDEO: Economic Update: Manufacturing in a Growth Quarter with Dr Chris Kuehl

The estimate has been that economic growth would resume by the third quarter and now we can determine how accurate that assumption was. Has automotive recovered, has the aerospace sector? Have US manufactured exports resumed? What has changed about consumer and business buying habits that will affect manufacturers going forward? What is happening with commodity prices?



August 12: VIDEO: Economic Update: Construction A Tale of Multiple Cities with Dr Chris Kuehl

Some of the latest trends in construction: Warehouse building is ticking up, office buildings are not. Home ownership is moving, but not in the multi-family arena. The public sector is moribund, but commercial has been rebounding, unless one builds hotels and entertainment venues. 


July 29: VIDEO: Economic Update with Chris Kuehl

ASA Chief Economist Dr. Chris Kuehl presented “Five Patterns That Will Change & Five That Might” as part of the hugely popular Economic Update webinar series.  In this webinar, Chris examined what the economy will look like from this point forward.



July 28: VIDEO: No New Normal: The Sensei Leader Movement with Jim Bouchard

Inspire. Empower. Guide.

There's NO new normal!! Be flexible, adaptable and comfortable with uncertainty 

There's no doubt about it. Our world has changed. In spite of all the current challenges, you have a tremendous opportunity to become the best leader you could ever imagine. Embrace change, find opportunities in uncertain times and help others grow through change. More than anything else, people support change when they respect and trust their leaders. To earn respect, trust and loyalty, you have to extend it. The leader goes first!


July 22: World Vision Video: Celebrating Hidden Heroes

These are trying times. The impact of COVID-19 has been devastating for all of us - for employees, executives, companies, and consumers. To say nothing of people in every country who are already struggling to make ends meet. But in difficult circumstances, ordinary people do extraordinary things. ASA is proud to partner with World Vision International, an organization dedicated to bringing people and resources together to enhance the well-being of families and children throughout the United States.  Behind all the work that World Vision has been part of for the past 70 years, ordinary people - hidden heroes- have risen to meet the most relevant challenges of every era. Today, is no different. This video celebrates those hidden heroes.



July 15: WEBINAR: Oil Markets in Flux: COVID, Price Wars and Demand Shifts' with Dr. Chris Kuehl

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July 15: Message from ASA CEO, Mike Adelizzi

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July 1: VIDEO: Town Hall Interview Series: Concerns Coming Out of the Pandemic

ASA's Mike Miazga chats with Economy Plumbing Supply's John Strong, Milford Supply's Tim Milford, and Metropolitan Pipe & Supply's Josh Brown on topics such as concerns coming out of the pandemic, policy on product returns during the pandemic, the evolution/continued plausibility of working remotely, and much more.

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June 24: OSHA Offers Guidance on Returning to Work During the Pandemic

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) late last week issued guidance to assist employers reopening business offices and their employees returning to work during the evolving coronavirus pandemic.

The guidance provides general principles for easing restrictions put in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus through the use of phased reopenings. During each phase of the process, employers should continue to focus on strategies for basic hygiene, social distancing, identification and isolation of sick employees, workplace controls and flexibilities, and employee training.

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June 23: VIDEO: Tax Breaks for ASA Members

Alliantgroup Technical Director Tyler Noesser covers the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit and why it applies to you, the latest changes to the tax code from the IRS, and how you can qualify for this exciting benefit.  The alliantgroup team has helped businesses claim more that $550 million in the last few months alone!

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June 22: ASA part of coalition in support of important JOBS Credit Act of 2020

The American Supply Association is part of a coalition of organizations in support of H.R. 676, the JOBS Credit Act of 2020. ASA and its coalition partners are asking that H.R. 676 be included in a future legislative package addressing COVID-19 and the economic harm caused by the panemic.

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June 18: ASA COVID-19 Recovery Town Hall No. 13 - The PVF Story

ASA’s Mike Miazga is back with another edition of the ASA Town Hall Series, this time focusing on the industrial PVF segment of the supply chain. On this episode, Mike is joined by Bill Zielinski (Chicago Tube & Iron), Mike Abeling (Consumers Pipe & Supply) and return guest Kip Miller (Eastern Industrial Supplies).

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June 18: Survey shows ASA members pivoting out of pandemic

The fourth and final COVID-19 impact survey, conducted by American Supply Association business intelligence partner Industry Insights, shows member respondents are making strides in a number of categories as the industry emerges from the throws of the pandemic.

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June 17: ASA COVID-19 Economic Impact Webinar, Part 6

Now that we are a little more than a month into the recovery and we have started to see some improving economic statistics, can we confidently assert we are finally in recovery mode? What can we expect to happen now, and what will the end of the year look like? Is it too early to assert a “new normal?” Join ASA Chief Economist Dr. Chris Kuehl for this free ASA COVID-19 Recovery economic impact webinar.

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June 10: ASA COVID-19 Town Hall Series NAHB’s Jerry Howard answers ASA member questions

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June 8: Message from ASA CEO, Mike Adelizzi

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June 3: The New Normal Focus on Profit, Not Price with Supply Chain Expert Tim Underhill

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May 26: Message from ASA CEO, Mike Adelizzi

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May 14: ASA COVID-19 Economic Impact Webinar, Part 5

Do we think we have really turned the corner by this time? What can we reasonably expect as far as recovery - which sector will lead and which will lag?In case you missed it, ASA Chief Economist Dr. Chris Kuehl conducted part 5 of his COVID-19 economic impact webinar series. Listen to the webinar here.

May 8: COVID-19 Survey Shows Mixed Results

ASA business intelligence partner, Industry Insights, recently released findings from its third COVID-19 survey, which includes responses from ASA member companies. The overall survey includes more than 900 respondents in 28 client sectors with questions ranging from staff reductions to supply chain disruptions to thoughts on corporate travel going forward. See the summary here.

May 7: ASA Safety Committee Webinar: COVID-19 and Safety Opening up Our Workplaces

In case you missed it, the ASA Safety Committee conducted a webinar: COVID-19 and Safety Opening up Our Workplaces. Listen to the webinar here.

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