Articles by Angela D. Harris

Branding Lessons from Harley-Davidson’s Turnaround

Clyde Fessler Shares Tips for Rebuilding a Brand
February 10, 2014

Whether drawn from experience, knowledge, or the news, brands often leave impressions that are difficult to overcome. Some are positive, others negative, but either way there is something there with the ability to evoke a customer response.


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HVAC Contractors Seeking Employees

Industry Growth Increases Qualified Employment Demands
January 20, 2014

After discussing the employment situation with contractors from across the nation, it’s evident that much of the HVACR industry is looking for good people to fill the vacancies. 


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Distributor Provides Learning Opportunity

ABCO Expo Educates, Networks Industry Players
January 20, 2014

Distributors in several markets have found their contracting customers appreciate when they bring together manufacturers and educational opportunities at their local branches as well.


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Madonia Takes a Stand on Capitol Hill

HARDI Leader Battles Bureaucrats on Behalf of Distributors
December 23, 2013

Madonia has made quite an impact, testifying before a congressional subcommittee and participating in a full press conference organized by Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Congressman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, regarding the repeal of the estate tax.


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Distributor Info Adds to HVACR Equation

Unitary, Mid-Year Reports Showcase Equipment Trends
December 2, 2013

The “HARDI Unitary HVAC Market Share Report” provides market share data and analysis detailing unitary sales based on product efficiency for both ducted and ductless cooling equipment, as well as furnaces and boilers. 


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VRF Market Share Increasing in US

Manufacturers Discuss Market Shifts and Trends
November 25, 2013

Having already reached 4 percent saturation, industry experts are expecting the VRF slice of the market pie to grow at a marked pace in the next few years. 


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Contractors Invest in VRF Solutions

Variable-Refrigerant Flow Adopters Share Firsthand Experiences
November 25, 2013

Although not there quite yet, VRF popularity is gaining amongst HVAC contracting companies across the nation.


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Developing Programs to Improve Supply Chain

HARDI Details Top Efforts to Measure Distribution Functions
November 18, 2013

Each program address a specific sector of HVAC distribution in an attempt to define challenges, discover solutions to these challenges, and explore practical applications of the solutions in order to improve distribution business performance. 


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Maintenance Kicks Dirty Sock Syndrome

Contractors Discuss Diagnosis and Cleaning Issues
November 4, 2013

Found in both commercial and residential units, dirty sock syndrome can take a state-of-the-art heating and cooling system owner straight to their junior high gym locker days. 


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Counterperson Certification Benefits Distributors, Contractors

Program Provides Fundamental HVAC and Soft Skills
September 23, 2013

Most distributors would agree that part and product information is a necessity for their counter employees; but distributors are also finding that contractors need consultants who can not only sell parts, but who can also provide a bevy of relevant information. 


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