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President’s Report: Volunteerism

President's Report: Volunteerism

Volunteerism. The practice of volunteering your time or talents for charitable, educational, or other worthwhile activities, especially within your community or industry. It’s an interesting challenge to draft a semi-regular opinion piece for an industry-wide magazine, and a lot of credit goes out to the past chairmen of the AFSA …

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President’s Report: The Final Column

The Final Column

This will be my final column in Sprinkler Age. Two years ago I notified the AFSA Board of Directors of my intention to retire on December 31, 2016. During the past two years we have planned for this transition, repositioning some staff to new responsibilities and adding new faces. In …

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President’s Report: Growth Mode

growth mode

Despite widely varying projections for growth of the economy and the dramatic ups and downs in the stock market, 2015 became the year we could say “we’re back” from the Great Recession. We are seeing much greater optimism among contractors and suppliers. AFSA’s year-end numbers for 2015 confirm that the trend starting in 2013 has …

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President’s Report: We’re Back

presidents report back

Despite widely varying projections for growth of the economy and the dramatic ups and downs in the stock market, 2015 became the year we could say “we’re back” from the Great Recession. We are seeing much greater optimism among contractors and suppliers. The American Fire Sprinkler Association’s (AFSA) year-end numbers …

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President’s Report – December 2015

AFSA is changing, and change can be a good thing. Starting in January, you will notice a change in Sprinkler Age magazine. In response to the growing need for timely information to keep the industry informed and educated, Sprinkler Age is becoming more than just a printed publication. As we …

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President’s Report – October 2015

The 2015 AFSA convention theme, “Rising to Excellence,” is an appropriate theme for the times we face. In these competitive times, growth and success for many companies will hinge on their ability to improve quality, expand training and provide better management. Over the years a number of studies comparing quality …

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President’s Report – August 2015

The Best From the Best It is a sad fact that the majority of companies that install fire sprinklers do not belong to either national association. Generally speaking, most of the “non-joiners” are smaller companies that are so busy staying one step ahead they think they don’t have the luxury …

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