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The 80/20 Rule


Balancing Ownership and Management Responsibilities Many business founders dream of the day that the next generation will join them in the business. While entry of the next generation can be a very exciting time, it also presents challenges. One of the many decisions the family must make at this point …

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Chairman’s Message: New Initiatives

New Initiatives

As the years fly by and we go about the course of running our association, we are guided along with a seasoned and strong staff that is growing and changing with the times. The guidance and assistance they give to the Board of Directors is top flight, their morale is …

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Recruiting for the Next Generation

Recruiting Next Generation

AFSA Announces Next Gen Initiative With SkillsUSA One of the greatest challenges our industry faces today is the sustainability of our workforce. As more and more of our experienced employees are retiring, contractors and suppliers across all regions are struggling to find quality young tradesmen, drafters, project managers, estimators, salesmen and …

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Need Help?

need help

AFSA Has the Solution “I need help.” I think I say this to myself at least once a week. Early in my career I would just bang my head on the desk for a few hours; now I just pick up the phone. Being one of the young(er) professionals in …

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The Next Generation of Excellence

The sun was hot, but the shade was perfect. When I stepped out of the terminal I began to understand why everyone insisted that I’d love the blissfully dry heat of Phoenix. Home for me is Houston, Texas, “The Bayou City,” so the drop in humidity was a welcome change. …

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Convention Activities Heat Up

Numerous Opportunities to Get Involved in Phoenix One of the major draws to the American Fire Sprinkler Association’s (AFSA) annual convention is education: this year over 55 hours of technical and managerial training are offered. Woven around the seminars, exhibition and National Apprentice Competition are many opportunities to immerse yourself …

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