Johnson Controls Inc. recently completed construction on a new $6.7 million screw compressor testing laboratory at its Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, manufacturing plant. The 7,000-square-foot facility is one of the largest, most sophisticated testing laboratories in the screw compressor industry.
Do you remember the cartoon “The Jetsons?” Of course you do. Who could forget the futuristic family of the 1960s (and later the 1980s) that inhabited a world full of futuristic gadgets and gizmos that, at the time, seemed fit only for two-dimensional fiction?
By now, most contractors are offering Wi-Fi-enabled thermostats and systems that include central interfaces. Those ahead of the curve are utilizing these central interface systems to upsell customers on security cameras, camera-infused doorbells, perimeter lighting, and more.
Changes in the industry certainly bring challenges. Contractors must be prepared to provide information and answers regarding all of these new and different technologies. But, now comes the important part. It’s absolutely critical that contractors not lose sight of the personal and service portions of their businesses.
If you’ve not been devoting a great deal of time and effort to ensure your service department is operating efficiently, profitably, and producing customer cheerleaders, you’re not preparing yourself or employees for solid futures. Make sure every policy and process in all your departments is specifically designed to produce high-quality experiences and the utmost in efficiency to keep your prices as low as possible.
Bosch Thermotechnology Corp. has announced a new partnership with Serenbe, a sustainable eco-conscious community development, that will be the site of a first-of-its-kind Bosch Experience Center designed to showcase the company’s full-line of residential solutions.
Heat Pipe Technology Inc., a division of MiTek, a Berkshire Hathaway company, announced that it has opened a new Demo and Innovation Center, an extension of its Gainesville, Fla., manufacturing facility. The center is designed for advanced on-site research, as well as to showcase its technology for visitors.