In these times of economic insecurity, the term “return on investment” can sometimes get down to a matter of immediate dollars and cents. But the HVACR industry may need to step back for a bit of broader perspective.
President George W. Bush presented an upbeat message on the firm foundation of the U.S. economy at his Economic Forum at Baylor University in Waco, TX. On the same day, however, the Federal Reserve noted some weakness in the economy.
I’m a sucker for good ideas. A recent visit with members of the AirTime 500 HVACR contractor group inspired me to think of ideas that might help some contractors gain a marketing edge over their competitors.
Voted “Best Amusement Park in the World” by Amusement Today for four years in a row, Cedar Point in Sandusky, OH, is about sharing family fun and surviving daring rides. But Monty Jasper, vice president of Maintenance and Construction, has a different perspective.
The ISH North America Trade Fair (ISH NA), a leading trade show for the HVAC, plumbing, piping, and kitchen and bath industries, will take place Oct. 31 through Nov. 2 in Toronto. If you look at the brochure for the event, you will see an impressive list of speakers and seminars.
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.