Technicians can earn up to two hours of NATE credit
October 6, 2016
E Instruments, a leading manufacturer of HVAC combustion analyzers, IAQ monitors, gas leak detectors, and other products, announced that it is now offering North American Technician Excellence (NATE)-certified training courses for combustion analyzers.
New center will provide technical expertise in developing home appliance products in U.S. market
October 3, 2016
The brand-new 30,000-square-foot building will incorporate state-of-the-art lab facilities, testing equipment, and engineering areas as well as office space for more than 60 people. Midea America’s sales and marketing offices will remain headquartered in New Jersey.
After nearly 40 years in the HVAC industry, including three decades spent teaching, Cleveland native Gary Ranallo joked that he’s only just getting started. But Ranallo, who was selected as The NEWS’ 2016 Best Instructor winner, nearly missed his calling.
Jeff Adams, The NEWS’ 2016 Best Trainer winner and vice president of field services for Logan A/C & Heat Services in Dayton, Ohio, helped start the company's trianing program, which has grown so much that the company recently acquired a separate space to be devoted solely to technician training.
With more than 100 years of HVACR industry experience among them, the six instructors at Hennepin Technical College in Minneapolis proudly run one of the top HVACR programs in the country. Standing out among these industry veterans is Rhonda Wiggins, The NEWS’ 2016 Best Instructor runner-up.
Since claiming the title of Best Trainer runner-up last year, Michael Goater, Success4Others’ self-proclaimed “chief motivator” and once again this year’s Best Trainer runner-up, has upped the ante at his Scottsdale, Arizona-based professional HVAC training and coaching organization.
This workshop took the unique approach of gathering HVAC educators and presenters from all across the country and allowing them to share thoughts, opinions, ideas, and lessons to help shape the future of the industry.
Gerry Wilbern, lead service technician with Sky Heating & Air Conditioning in Portland, Oregon, is known not only for his technical prowess and troubleshooting abilities but also for his work ethic and willingness to help others, including his fellow technicians.
Applications for the 2017 scholarship year must be submitted by Nov. 30, 2016
September 23, 2016
The Building Performance Institute Inc. (BPI) has announced the Jon Siemen Memorial Scholarship Program to help industry professionals in attaining BPI certification. The scholarship has been developed to honor Jon Siemen, BPI technical relations representative, who passed away in March 2015.
He earned his first NATE certification in 2004 and became a NATE proctor shortly thereafter
September 23, 2016
North American Technician Excellence (NATE) announced that Jose De La Portilla of Lennox HVAC Learning Solutions has been awarded the 2016 Golden Toolbox Award. The award recognizes an industry professional who demonstrates outstanding service, support, and advocacy for technician certification.