IIAR chairman Morris Eisert of American Industrial Refrigeration welcomed some 941 attendees with special praise for their participation in helping to “keep the association strong and moving forward.”
He noted, “A strong IIAR also equates to a strong industry. Ammonia continues to be the most accepted, cost-efficient, and environmentally friendly industrial refrigerant in the world, and it will remain so for many years to come.”
He noted that when IIAR was founded some 30 years ago, there were 48 members. Today that total is close to 1,400, including designers, manufacturers, installing contractors, service technicians, educators, and end users.
“Because we represent the total cross-section of our industry, IIAR is recognized around the world as the authoritative source of information about ammonia refrigeration,” Eisert said. “That’s the real strength of IIAR and the foundation of our success.”
Highlights From Last YearEisert outlined what he labeled as highlights of the past year:
A main focus for IIAR this year, Eisert said, is to increase memberships, especially through the end-user category. While end users make up about 48 percent of the current membership, Eisert said that is actually a small percentage of the end users who could be members.
Publication date: 06/23/2003