I have said it here before and I will say it here again: Since the average child watches 1,680 minutes of TV per week, we need to get an HVACR-related TV show on the boob tube. The idea here is to capture the attention of young ones to this industry.
Believe it or not, they gave the stage to Mark Breslin more
than once. Even though he was not necessarily kind in his remarks concerning
unions, contractors, labor, and management, organizers of the 2008 Partners
in Progress Conference had him sit in on the regional breakout
sessions and report back to the general assembly.
one can accuse Mark Breslin of holding back. On more than one occasion during
the 2008 Partners in Progress Conference at Caesars Palace, the CEO of the
Engineering and Utility Contractors Association (EUCA) let those in attendance
have a tongue lashing.
If you can save them money through energy savings, building owners are interested in what you have to say. Just ask contractors, consulting and specifying engineers, as well as facility managers who have embraced the technology and benefits of variable-frequency drives (VFDs).
Building owners and facility managers continually look for ways to save energy and money. Since HVAC systems in particular are huge energy consumers, highly efficient systems offer the opportunity for great savings. And savings are achievable with variable-frequency drives (VFDs).
Last year, the Sheet Metal Workers International Association (SMWIA) and United Transportation Union (UTU) announced plans to merge into a new 230,000-member union called the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation Workers (SMART). However, to date, not all is going as planned.
In the eyes of Kalen Cartwright, operations manager at Current Mechanical, contractors should not hesitate in offering summer employment for HVACR students. Cartwright is one case in point. He interned for two summers for Ted Current. When all was said and done, Current liked what he saw and made an offer the then 22-year-old could not refuse.
I was recently invited to take a tour of the headquarters of a firm in St. Louis that provides solutions for mission critical facilities throughout the United States. This firm was proud of its new office surroundings.