Winners receive the highly coveted 2017 Dealer Design trophy
July 24, 2017
The 2017 Dealer Design Awards (DDA) contest featured a wide-array of contractor-oriented HVACR products with features that assist in installation, maintenance, and service. These products showcase the best that HVAC has to offer and include everything from large-scale commercial rooftop units to hand tools.
When the HVAC industry expressed a need to reduce the time necessary to balance a system, Dwyer Instruments Inc. responded with the PredictAir™ Application Software (used with the Dwyer SMART Air Hood® Balancing Instrument) — the 2017 gold award-winning product in the Contractor Services and Software Category.
The LRP16GE, which earned The NEWS’ 2017 Dealer Design gold award in the HVAC Residential Equipment category, utilizes an aluminized tubular steel heat exchanger and features a compact design that reduces space requirements in the heat exchanger cabinet.
The NEWS’ 2017 Dealer Design Award gold-winning Testing & Monitoring product, the AVUL Air Velocity Transmitter from Dwyer Instruments Inc., was designed to quickly and accurately measure air velocity or volumetric air flow in variable air volume (VAV) units, HVAC ducts, fume hood exhausts, and/or air-handler units.
Per the DOE’s second annual “National Energy Employment Analysis,” a total of 6.4 million Americans now work in the traditional energy and energy-efficiency industries. More than 300,000 net new jobs were added in 2016, which accounted for 14 percent of the nation’s job growth.
As the home service industry continues to grow, HVAC companies have to find ways to distinguish themselves from their competitors. One way they can do so is by adding new trade lines, such as plumbing, to their services.
On July 1, Danfoss welcomed Kim Fausing as its new president and CEO. Fausing, who for the past nine years has served as Danfoss’ chief operating officer, steps into the role after the planned departure of Niels B. Christiansen. In March of this year, Danfoss announced that Christiansen had decided to leave the company after nine years as CEO, and Fausing was appointed new CEO.
The heat exchanger market is estimated to grow from $13.89 billion in 2017 to $20.65 billion by 2022, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.3 percent for the forecast period, according to a report by MarketsandMarkets™.
Baulne Inc. hosted the 23rd annual meeting of the Chiller Systems Group (CSG) May 24-26 in Old-Montreal. Baulne installs, maintains, and optimizes building systems through the use of green, connected, and efficient technologies.
Contractors team up to engage congress on tough issues
July 12, 2017
More than 194 specialty contractors, including 70-plus Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) contractors, recently joined forces with four construction associations in Washington, D.C., for the recent Construction Employers of America (CEA) National Issues Conference.
National construction employment added 16,000 net new jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis in June, according to an analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Overall construction employment expanded 3.1 percent on a year-over-year basis, easily outpacing the year-over-year growth rate of 1.6 percent for all non-farm industries.