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Counter Talk: Feb. 6, 2012

February 6, 2012
News briefs on price increases, distributors, manufacturers, and organizations.


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Propelling the Industry Forward:

2011 NEWSmakers Highlighted

December 19, 2011

As 2011 comes to an end, The NEWS is proud to announce this year’s NEWSmakers. While the industry faced many challenges this year, this group of industry members did not sit around and wait to react. Instead, they proactively responded to the biggest issues affecting the HVAC industry.


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HARDI Distributors Report Modest Growth

December 12, 2011
Heating, Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) announced North American HVACR average distributor sales for October were up 3.4 percent from the same month last year, which is down from last month’s 5.6 percent growth.


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HARDI Aloha at Annual Convention

November 28, 2011
“Work hard. Play hard. That is the kind of schedule we have provided for you this year,” said Talbot Gee, executive vice president and COO of Heating, Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) as he opened the 2011 Annual Conference at the Grand Wailea Resort.


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HARDI Economist Says No Double Dip

November 28, 2011
So do you want the good news or the bad news first? Because there was both in the presentation economist Alan Beaulieu gave to the Heating, Airconditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) members at the recent HARDI Conference in Hawaii.


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Daikin Distributors Celebrate Growth

November 28, 2011
There was a lot of excitement from both speakers and attendees at the 2011 Daikin AC Sales Meeting, “Daikin on the Move.” A total of 91 guests from 37 companies learned what Daikin has accomplished, and its goals going forward.


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Counter Talk: Nov. 28, 2011

November 28, 2011
News briefs on price increases, distributors, manufacturers, and organizations.


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Not Just About Heating in U.P.

November 28, 2011
In a somewhat slightly obscure location along the shores of Little Bay De Noc, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (U.P.), this town of approximately 12,000 hardy people like their hockey. According to Charlie Elliott, these people who call themselves Yoopers, also like air conditioning and heating too.


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Strategizing Growth, Market Share

October 17, 2011
The ability of a wholesaler to grow a business and gain market share requires a multi-dimensional strategic plan that encompasses generating, managing, and sustaining growth. 


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Market Continues to Challenge Distributors

October 17, 2011
It’s a tough crowd of consumers out there. According to distributors, consumer behavior is leading to a drop-off in the replacement market, as well as a drop-off in the high-end market. Yet despite these worrisome trends, distributors are still seeing areas of growth and employing smart tactics to keep their businesses in good shape.


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Kyle Gargaro, editor-in-chief of The NEWS, hosted the 2014 ACCA CEO Forum. At the event, six well-known, highly respected company executives, Gary Michel, Ingersoll Rand/Trane; Chris Nelson, Carrier Corp.; Chris Peel, Rheem Mfg. Co.; Rod Rushing, Johnson Controls; Brent Schroeder, Emerson Climate Technologies; and Doug Young, Lennox; provided individual industry outlooks and fielded questions directly from attending contractors. Listen to the entire event on the NEWSMakers podcast. Posted on April 14.

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