The Heating, Airconditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International announced Tuesday that it has an agreement with BNP Media making it the official producer of several association publications.
BNP Media is the parent company of Snips and the Air
Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration News.
Association officials the partnership will combine HARDI’s
expertise in HVACR wholesaling with editorial and production support from BNP
and the News staff, giving members and the industry more information. The
agreement includes a new official HARDI periodical, online and mobile platform products,
supplements, a member newsletter and event publications.
“I couldn’t be more impressed
with the production and editorial capabilities of the News team. This
partnership unites their proven communications acumen with HARDI’s growing
voice in the HVACR industry and will be dedicated to delivering content rich
HVACR supply-chain specific communications,” said Talbot Gee, HARDI’s executive
vice president and chief operating officer. “In addition to our core audience
of wholesale distributors, the communications will focus on providing content
promoting a smarter, more efficient supply chain and stronger channel
relationships that will benefit manufacturers, contractors and anyone else
involved in selling HVACR systems and components.”
John Conrad, publisher of the
News, said he was grateful for the opportunity.
“This new communications
partnership with HARDI continues the long history of publishing leadership our
company has in the HVACR industry, and all the editors of the News are
excited about starting a new magazine as the official publication of HARDI,” he