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Save Time and Money with AFSA Business Solutions

The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) strives to provide the best in benefits to our members that will help advance their businesses in new and advantageous ways. We provide these services to help our members not only enhance but also simplify business practices where possible. AFSA currently offers eight “Business Solutions” which are endorsed by elected merit shop fire sprinkler contractor representatives which include: a 401(k) retirement plan, background screening for potential employees, drug testing, freight service, fuel management, health insurance, and office supply discounts. Learn more about these services today with Sprinkler Age

AFSA Contractors Insurance Solution This AFSA-endorsed program was created in 1989 and continues to be the program of choice for fire sprinkler contractors nationwide. Operations include system design, fabrication, installation, inspection, testing, and maintenance of water-based systems. Other operations may be included as long as 51 percent of the operations are fire sprinkler installation, service, and repair. Visit blueriveruw.com.

AFSA Member Savings Program AFSA members can access exclusive discounts on products and services you use most. The best part is that this service is completely free. No fees, no obligations—just great business and personal saving benefits! Get discounts at many of your businesses most frequented stops including: Office Depot, hotels, Avis/Budget, pharmacies, ADP, and many more. Visit afsa.savingcenter.net.

Background Screening & Drug Testing Service QuickSearch provides AFSA members with background screening and drug testing at a significant discount. Screening your applicant is a small price to pay to eliminate employees that have criminal records, driving violations, or workers compensation claims history. Visit quicksius.com.

Freight LTL Service AFSA in partnership with UPS Freight to offer the AFSA/UPS Freight® Savings Program, a program designed to help increase efficiencies and reduce costs. With the AFSA/UPS Freight Savings Program, you’ll receive discounts on LTL freight shipping, Trade Show Services, and cross-border shipping—with no fees or minimum shipping requirement. Visit upsfreight.com.

Fuel & Service Management AFSA members are eligible to enroll in the ExxonMobil Fleet Card program offering member volume rebates! The ExxonMobil Fleet Card program is a convenient and secure way to control and manage fuel and service expenses for your company vehicles. Visit exxonmobilfleetcards.com.

401(k) Retirement Plan Consultant AFSA is proud to endorse Allan Strange and The Strange Group at Janney Montgomery Scott as a 401(k) retirement plan consultant. AFSA has a long-standing relationship with Allan Strange and his team, who have been managing the Association’s assets for over 20 years. In addition to managing assets for associations and families, The Strange Group partners with employers to provide fiduciary retirement plan management. 

As you know, retirement plans have been under significant scrutiny regarding plan administration and investment fund fees, and many large plans have faced class action lawsuits. The Strange Group’s goal is to consult with every plan sponsor within the AFSA to ensure that each AFSA member’s 401(k) plan is up-to-date on cost, service, performance and operational efficiency. AFSA is confident that The Strange Group is the best choice to provide this service because:
• The Strange Group offers advice, not a product. The Strange Group consults with employers on every step of the process, and all decisions are customized to the wants and needs of the individual plan sponsor and employees.
• The Strange Group and Janney Montgomery Scott will serve as a contractual fiduciary to each plan.
• The Strange Group has made a commitment to the AFSA to provide a high level of customer service to both employers and employees.

Allan Strange, John Baron and Melissa Garrett from The Strange Group are happy to assist AFSA members with an individualized retirement plan review. Feel free to call or email them at 804.595.9368 or thestrangegroup@janney.com.

Health Insurance AFSA members can obtain a free no obligation quote through Mass Marketing Insurance Consultants, Inc. (MMIC) for health insurance for employees. Visit mmicinsurance.com.

Residential Contractor Company Accreditation CPSE developed the Residential Fire Sprinkler Contractor Accreditation Program (ReFSCAP) in cooperation with the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA), the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) and the International Code Council (ICC). Accreditation identifies credible policies, procedures, training and business practices to assure homeowners and regulators that single-family, residential systems are installed properly. Visit publicsafetyexcellence.org.

Let AFSA Help You Better Your Business Did one of these products or services catch your interest? To take advantage of these resources or to learn more about any of AFSA’s offerings, visit firesprinkler.org/bizsolutions.


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