The HVAC industry has been good to a lot of people, and many have contributed immensely in their efforts to pave the way for future generations. Maybe it's their way of paying back, or maybe their way of being thankful for what they have received.
A common thread I picked up while listening, eavesdropping, and nosing around at three recent annual meetings was on the subject of barcodes used for inventory control. Or, better said, not used for inventory control.
The Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration (AHR) Expo - Mexico boasted of the largest event in its seven-year history, as the attendee count hit 6,061. For only the second time, the country's largest HVACR exhibition was hosted by Mexico City.
Dennis Soukup began his career with an HVAC education, and now he is giving back in kind. He earned honorable mention status in the Best Instructor competition sponsored by The NEWS and the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute.
Janet Tipton (left), a Johnstone Supply corporate employee, talks with Gary Daniels, president/CEO of the Portland, Oregon-based cooperative, on the trade show floor. Daniels walked the floor and visited with
The Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) and Mexico's electrical standards development agency, the AssociaciÃ³n de NormalizaciÃ³n y CertificaciÃ³n (ANCE), agreed to work together on the development of HVACR industry standards, signing a memorandum of understanding.
My Sept. 25 missive ("Losing the Thermostat Wars") was met with a barrage of comments. What was notable about these comments? For one, nobody was mad at me. However, during the process I learned some serious things about exceptions for programmable thermostats from these people.
I discreetly cheer for whichever team is behind while watching football games on television. Truth be told, I nearly always root for an underdog. So it is that I stand and cheer for the unappreciated thermostat on the wall.