Judges reviewed submissions from 45 students and chose three winning entries
May 9, 2016
The Supermarket of the Future contest encouraged participants as teams or individuals to deliver innovative ideas that demonstrate new approaches to today’s supermarket challenges. Judges reviewed submissions from 45 students and chose three winning entries.
Facility includes configurable classrooms, demonstration labs, and working mechanical rooms
May 4, 2016
Watts Water Technologies Inc. has announced the grand opening of the Watts Works Learning Center, a state-of-the-art facility where customers, distributors, sales representatives, and others can obtain hands-on experience with the company’s plumbing, HVAC, and water quality products and technologies.
Facility will initially accommodate approximately 30 participants
May 4, 2016
Encompass Supply Chain Solutions Inc. announced it has begun renovations to its 150,000-square-foot headquarters in Georgia to build a state-of-the-art training facility to assist major HVAC and appliance manufacturers in providing comprehensive training to field service technicians.
An investment in innovation came to fruition as Emerson officially introduced its $35 million Helix Innovation Center on April 27. The 40,000-square-foot center, located on the University of Dayton campus, will serve as a commercial building controls and HVAC technology lab.
Techs that complete the program will receive a certificate and are eligible for CEUs
April 28, 2016
ACCA has announced the launch of its newest online certificate training program, Qtech: Duct Design Basics. Through Qtech, contractors can offer their employees on-demand training in quality HVAC installation, maintenance, home performance, and other areas.
Dozens of major manufacturers are now offering a variety of training options ranging from short online offerings to extensive on-location training in hopes of making ductless HVAC a worthwhile investment for consumers and contractors.
The latest forum was held Feb. 18 in Atlanta and was highlighted by Drusilla Hufford, director, stratospheric protection division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), who gave a national and global regulatory update, as well as Rajan Rajendran, vice president, systems innovation center and sustainability, Emerson Climate Technologies, who briefed attendees on refrigerant and energy regulations.
Through the contest, student teams currently enrolled in two- and four-year colleges, universities, trade/tech schools, and apprenticeship programs tested their — and Fluke Connect software’s — skills, innovation, and business applications.
As lead service technician at Air Control Air Conditioning & Heating, Thomas specializes in residential and commercial maintenance and repair. The Georgia native is known for his Southern charm, his willingness to help, and his devotion to customers.
The goal of the contests is to recognize and reward HVACR instructors and trainers who have dedicated their careers to enriching the lives of students. The nomination process is open to anyone who has seen firsthand the work an instructor or trainer has done to better the industry.