In a 2009 Mid-Year Economic Update Webcast intended for distributors, Adam Fein, Ph.D., founder and president of Pembroke Consulting Inc., reported that the economy wasn’t done being volatile quite yet. He addressed distributors and other attendees on the overall factors that influenced what he termed was a “terrible first quarter.”
It’s all about the wires this year, or more accurately, the lack thereof. Wireless technology and communicating controls brought the top three competitors gold, silver, and bronze honors in the Residential Controls (including zoning) category of The NEWS’ sixth annual Dealer Design Awards.
Rumor has it that fake celebrity death announcements are gaining popularity. The federal government allegedly doesn’t start rumors, but the president made it sound like the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 was already law.
HVAC technicians don’t often wield hammers and nails, but to qualify as a fundamental tool in their daily arsenal demands quality. The winners in The NEWS’ sixth annual Dealer Design Awards’ Tools category provide just that.
Winners of the The NEWS’ sixth annual Dealer Design Awards’ HVAC Residential Equipment category are no stranger to innovation and thinking outside the box. Each company represented provided the industry with a new look at traditional heating and cooling methods.
It was refrigeration equipment for the foodservice industry that served up The NEWS’ sixth annual Dealer Design Awards’ Refrigeration & Ice Machines category winners. Two manufacturers found victory in an ice machine and an outdoor condensing unit.
IAQ technology - the forefront of clean air concerns. Science is making new advances in the field and manufacturers are using these discoveries to improve their product offerings. The NEWS’ Dealer Design Awards’ Indoor Air Quality category uncovered three winners seeking to clear the air.
Staring down the barrel of economic uncertainty, two contractors - one in Phoenix and one in San Jose, Calif. - have determined that they will not embrace recession without putting up a good fight. Both face different circumstances, but each is addressing economic challenges while keeping a watchful eye on the bottom line. To do this, they are fine-tuning day-to-day operations.