Familiarity can bring comfort rather than breed contempt. Walking the floor of the 2002 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) and seeing well-known names still promoting well-understood recovery technology brings a sense of stability to a once unstable sector of the industry.
The 2002 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition saw a resurgence of attendance by, and announcements from, mid-range and larger unitary manufacturers, perhaps taking advantage of the void left by the huge conglomerates.
In the wake of Sept. 11, building owners and managers have questioned the need for heightened security measures and ways to deal with bioterrorism. The News and the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) put their heads together and assembled a blue chip panel to discuss these issues at the National Hvacr Systems Security Summit on Jan. 26.
At the 2002 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Expo, Emerson (St. Louis, MO) introduced the formation of Emerson Technologies (Sidney, OH), uniting 13 divisions under a single brand to serve customers worldwide.