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August 2014



Advertise with WASDA
Don’t Miss WASDA’s Fall Meeting in October!
Prospective Members
Virtual HR Desk
Upcoming Events
Member Announcments
WASDA Needs Your Help



Sept. 27 – Oct. 1, 2014
New Orleans Morial
Convention Center
New Orleans, LA


2014 Fall Meeting & Partnership Forum

October 20-22, 2014
Hyatt Regency Baltimore
Baltimore, MD



WASDA is asking your assistance in helping to provide milestones that have occurred in the industry. These milestones will be used to build a timeline on the new WASDA site.
Send information to wasda@fernley.com.


WASDA members are encouraged to share company updates through the WASDA Connections e-newsletter. Submit your news today!



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Preventers Article

Welcome to the WASDA Connections Newsletter | August 2014

Advertise in the WASDA Connections Newsletter

Advertise Your Business With WASDA for as Little as $50 a Month.

Do you struggle with advertising your business or service? In this month’s WASDA Connections Newsletter, we discuss how WASDA offers advertising space on the homepage of our website and on the WASDA Blog. The WASDA team is here to help you place a campaign that will yield results! Advertising with WASDA is one more reason why membership is a very good business decision.

Our advertising packages will be available starting October 1st. If you are one of our lucky members who received a complimentary month of free advertising on our website as a thank you for advertising in our directory, simply follow the instructions in our media kit to submit your ad at the correct size. Your ad will link to your website home page or a specific page on your site. Your banner ads will rotate on both the homepage of the WASDA website and on the WASDA blog.

Join the list of members who have already started to take advantage of advertising with WASDA: Fortiline, Clow Valve Co., JCM Industries, ACT Pipe, Reed Manufacturing, Multi Fittings, Romac, EJ, Ford Meter Box, American Flow Control, Copperhead Industries, Val-Matic, Bingham & Taylor, US Pipe & Foundary, Pipelines, Inc., and Wheeler-Rex.

For more information on advertising with us, simply email us at wasda@fernley.com.

WASDA 2014 Fall Meeting and Partnership Forum

Don’t Miss The WASDA 2014 Fall Meeting & Partnership Forum October 20-22, 2014 at the Spectacular Hyatt Regency Baltimore Overlooking the Inner Harbor.

The Fall Meeting & Partnership Forum is getting closer! Visit our Forum mini-site for reservation and travel information, overviews about the events during the Forum, and daily schedules. With over 40 opportunities to conduct business, it’s no wonder this event is so highly attended!

Distributors host contact tables and meet with Associate Members at times arranged in advance of the meeting. Each appointment is 15 minutes in length, or more if agreed upon in advance by both parties. These meetings can be used to review past sales figures, discuss product development or pitch a new product line. Learn how to maximize your time at the Fall Meeting & Partnership Forum by reading our Tips to Success. To see who’s registered, click here for a list of attending members that is updated every Friday.

This year’s delegate attendance is surpassing the number of attendees from last year at this same time. If you have not registered, do so today! This event is sure to be a huge success.

The Kennedy Companies and Belair Road Supply are Among the Many WASDA Members to Attend the Fall Meeting

Prospective WASDA Members To Attend 2014 Fall Meeting & Partnership Forum

WASDA would like to introduce 2 prospective distributor members that will be in attendance at this year’s Fall Meeting & Partnership Forum, The Kennedy Companies and Belair Road Supply.

The Kennedy Companies are a full line of distributors of water, storm, sanitary sewer and erosion control products. Attending the Fall Meeting & Partnership Forum for The Kennedy Companies will be Diane DiSanto and Pete Petitt. To make appointments with this company, please contact Pete Petitt at 703-327-4513 or via email at

Belair Road Supply is a locally owned and operated distribution company for Water and Sewer, Masonry, Stone, Hardscapes and Industrial Tools and Hardware products. In attendance for Belair Road Supply will be Bud Adams, Ethan Burd, and Robbie Robinson. To make appointments with Belair, please contact Ethan Burd at 443-876-7892 or via email at eburd@belairroadsupply.com.

WASDA Virtually HR Desk

WASDA Membership includes the Virtual HR Desk

“Workers can expect a median base salary increase of 3.0% for 2015, across all main employee categories and in most industries. This is still under the pre-recession levels. This projected increase is being reported by both the Hay Group and WorldatWork. Healthcare is projected to be 2.0% and Oil/Gas is expected to be 4%. No other sector data was released. These results were published on July 8, 2014.

After factoring in annualized consumer price index growth at 2.1%, the resulting base pay movement for 2015 is expected to be a minimal net gain of .9%, according to Hay Group. This compares to an expected 1.6% net gain for employees in 2014 and 2013 net gain of 0.8%.”
- Nancye Combs of HR Enterprises, Inc.

Information such as the Salary Budget Increase projection discussed by Nancye above is just one example of the kind of information the WASDA Virtual HR Desk provides. WASDA’s Virtual HR Desk is a resource developed for WASDA Members to gain access to a variety of human resources tools. Some tools are free of charge and others are for sale at the discounted WASDA member rate. Already a member or considering being one? Take advantage of WASDA’s comprehensive resources.

WASDA Virtual HR Desk Resources include:
- Free forms and posters pertinent to HR laws
- Access to templates, forms and interviewing questions
- Training videos
- Policy and procedure access
- Up-to-date news relevant for HR departments
- Direct access to Nancye Combs, AEP, PHR and President/CEO
of HR Enterprises, Inc.


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