The two-day event drew a record number of distributors, wholesalers, manufacturers, and manufacturer’s representatives to Capitol Hill and included a legislative briefing, guest presentations from several members of Congress, networking events, and the opportunity for participants to meet with legislators from their districts.
Distributor group supports use of alternative refrigerants
May 27, 2016
Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI), the trade group representing nearly all refrigerant distributors and wholesalers in the refrigeration market, announced it has joined the North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council (NASRC).
TRC, HARDI members team up to collect mercury-containing thermostats
May 16, 2016
Three winning wholesalers will be chosen based on the most mercury recycled, highest recycling average, and most participation (for distributors with more than 10 locations). Additionally, a $500 store incentive will be awarded to the top three branch locations that recycle the most.
HARDI wholesaler members compete to recycle the most mercury thermostats
April 29, 2016
Thermostat Recycling Corp. (TRC) announced that its fifth annual Big Man On Planet (BMOP) competition begins May 1, in partnership with Heating, Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI). BMOP will run through Oct. 31 and all HARDI wholesaler members are eligible to participate.
HARDI's Annual Conference in December, the organization’s Emerging Leaders program sought to strengthen the HVACR industry by developing the talent of its up-and-coming distributors, manufacturers, and vendors.
Homes for Our Troops builds specially adapted, mortgage-free homes for injured post-9/11 veterans
February 15, 2016
Throughout the year, HARDI members supported HALO through various fundraisers, such as scratch-and-dent sales, golf tournaments, potlucks, and bake sales. One company even created a contractor program that donated a portion of proceeds from installed thermostats. Additionally, HALO raised more than $19,000 through more than 55 items contributed to the annual silent auction.
Will help connect high-quality job seekers to the career opportunities in HVACR distribution
January 27, 2016
Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) announced it has signed on as an Alliance Partner with Industrial Careers Pathway® (ICP). The alliance will allow HARDI to pool resources with similar organizations, enhance its visibility, and enable its members to attract talent.
Industry mentors and leadership professionals share expertise at event
August 31, 2015
In addition to the mentoring session, the conference included a speaking engagement with famed basketball coach Ken Carter, leadership coaching with trainer Leslie Koch, as well as other hands-on development and networking sessions.
More than 80 HVACR distributors, wholesalers, manufacturers, and reps recently attended the seventh annual event with the goal of bringing their concerns directly to the elected officials who represent their states and districts.