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Mentoring Women in the Construction Industry

Mentoring Women

NAWIC President-Elect Shares Vision Catherine Schoenenberger, president of Stay Safe Traffic Products Inc., Westford, Massachusetts, and national president-elect of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) grew up in a construction family. “My parents had a commercial landscaping business and Dad sold heavy equipment,” she recalls. “However, the girls …

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Members Celebrate Milestone Anniversaries

Thank You for Your Support! As the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) celebrates its 36th anniversary, we recognize those members who are also celebrating milestone membership anniversaries. These member companies have belonged to AFSA for 15 or more years of continuous membership. “Congratulations to our members celebrating anniversaries in March …

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The Cycle of Research and Development

The Cycle of Research

Getting Products to Market Research and development (R&D) in the fire sprinkler world is a fascinating, frustrating, regulated, fun, rewarding, and slow process. In the fire sprinkler industry we often confuse R&D with good, old-fashioned product engineering. I have had the pleasure to be involved with the R&D process for …

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Rising Stars in the Sprinkler Industry

Rising Stars Sprinkler Industry

Up-and-Coming Leaders Spill Their Secrets to Success In the fire sprinkler industry, the experience and wisdom gained from years of service is highly respected. At the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA), we regularly look to our Board of Directors, and to our founding members and lifetime members, for their vast …

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President’s Report: Services

President's Report: Services

Services. Providing or supplying activities utilized by members or the public as a process of supportive assistance. The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) offers many helpful services to contractor members, manufacturers and suppliers, as well as the general public. One AFSA service in particular, that directly impacts all members and …

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Engaging the Young Professional

Engaging the Young

Spotlighting the NextGen Initiative Now in only its third year, the American Fire Sprinkler Association’s NextGen Initiative (NGI) is forging ahead with a membership of diverse professional and personal backgrounds looking to grow their professional network and their career. NGI provides high-quality networking events to career-minded individuals aged 40 and …

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Growth to Continue, Gain Strength

Growth to Continue, Gain Strength

Sprinkler Industry 2016 Review and 2017 Forecast What a year 2016 turned out to be! With the presidential election result, some are wondering what does the New Year hold for the economy, and in particular, the fire sprinkler industry? However, market forecasters are holding onto their initial forecasts, saying foundations put in place in …

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A Woman’s Perspective

A Woman's Perspective

Industry Professionals Share Their Experience While the number of women in the construction industry has grown over the last decade, they still total only 9.35 percent of the total workforce. The latest data available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics from 2015 reports that Total Workers in Construction numbered 9,935,000, …

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