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ASBA is Strengthening Relationships

Mark Brogan, CTCB

ASBA Chairman

It’s always nice to come back from an ASBA Technical Meeting feeling re-charged and energized; and also knowing that there are close to 400 other companies engaged in sports construction who do what we do. None of us are alone. As ASBA members we have a network of peers and, through our industry partners, a much broader network at our disposal.

More than ever, ASBA is building and strengthening its relationships with other associations and industry partners: US Tennis Association, National Collegiate Athletic Association, Sports Turf Managers Association, Tennis Industry Association, International Tennis Federation, Synthetic Turf Council, National Federation of State High School Associations, National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators

Association, USA Track & Field and Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association….to name a few. We have active liaisons with each of these organizations, and are developing more and more programs together and working cooperatively on common objectives. This is how we will serve the most individuals and companies with finite resources.

ASBA represents the most talented builders, designers and manufacturers in the world. Companies looking to expand into new areas of construction or design have a tremendous pool of experts from which to draw. 35% of ASBA builder members now have a certified builder on staff – the number of certified builders has grown by 30% in the last year alone. The word is out that ASBA is the place to come to learn and be recognized.

Many thanks to Sam Fisher, CTB, who just completed his two year term as Chairman of ASBA in December. Sam guided the Association through a turbulent economic time, and encouraged ASBA’s leadership to focus on the things that we “can” control: quality education and programming; strategic planning for the organization; and the importance of such things as the certified builders program and awards program as ways for ASBA members to differentiate themselves in the marketplace. During his term as Chairman, membership in ASBA has increased by 6% at a time when many trade associations have struggled.

I am honored to be serving as the new Chairman of ASBA, and will continue to pursue these interests – reaching out to our industry partners, promoting the quality that our members represent, and developing new business opportunities for our member companies. I look forward to seeing all of you at the upcoming Winter Meeting next month in Aruba.

Best wishes for a Prosperous 2012!  

© 2012 American Sports Builders Association 

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