Last June in Kansas City, MO, over 4,000 contestants in 73 separate technical disciplines competed for top awards the SkillsUSA Championships. Jory Leksen, an HVACR student at Minneapolis Technical College, won the gold medal in the HVACR category.
Each fall, the major trade association for the supermarket sector — the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) — holds an Energy and Technical Services Conference, with the prime purpose of bringing those who work on mechanical refrigeration equipment up to speed on the latest trends and technologies.
With the hot July temperatures roasting the United States coast to coast, Americans can be thankful that 100 years ago Dr. Willis H. Carrier “invented” modern air conditioning. Now, you can argue — and some of you have since July 17 — that Carrier did not invent air conditioning. Make no bones about it, Carrier Corporation certainly did its homework and spread the word to the general public and media regarding July 17, 1902.