Mike Murphy has more than 30 years’ experience in HVACR manufacturing, product development, marketing, sales, and publishing. Murphy holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration & Marketing. He can be contacted at 440-552-2607 or email@example.com.
“I always disliked being called the middleman," said Mike Riley, president, Riley Sales. "If that is what a manufacturer and/or the contractor thinks of a wholesale distributor, then the relationship will always be bad."
If you walk into the Tempo building near the site of the old Dallas Cowboys stadium and ask for opinions about the industry and the economy, you better take good notes, because the slow-talking Texans have a lot to say.
The HVAC competition showcased nine test events in which 31 secondary and 22 post-secondary contestants vied for top honors. Contestants represented first-place winners from previous state competitions.
Steve Austin is a 22-year-old HVACR technician employed with Metropolitan Mechanical Contractors (MMC) Inc., Eden Prairie, Minnesota, a division of APi Group Inc. Like his bionic namesake, Austin’s hearing is perfect; however, he has no voice.
Packard Inc. told its employees on Aug. 25 that it had become the first master distributor in the HVACR industry to adopt an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). The purpose of an ESOP is to enable eligible employees to share in the growth and prosperity of the company, accumulate capital for their future economic security, and acquire beneficial stock ownership interests in the company.
Brent Schroeder, group president, heating and air conditioning, Emerson’s Commercial and Residential Solutions platform, numerous other Emerson leaders, and a handful of local and state dignitaries were on hand to turn the first shovels of dirt for an expansion project on a site that currently employs approximately 1,700 people.
Aire Serv Nation welcomed 175 members from the U.S. and Canada to the Hilton Nashville Downtown in February to celebrate a homecoming event that not only marked the franchise’s 25th anniversary, but also served as a springboard for the new Neighborly™ umbrella brand program for all Dwyer Group brands.
The backdrop for the contests was the 52nd SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference, where more than 15,000 people, including students, teachers, and business partners participated in the weeklong event.
The AHR Expo is the largest event in the HVACR industry, offering educational sessions, award-winning products, and networking opportunities galore. It’s impossible for attendees to see everything, but you can check out some of the highlights in this issue of The NEWS.