After 40 years in the Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 80 — from an apprentice to foremen, business agent then business manager — Mark Saba has paid his dues as a leader in the industry. From his experience on shop floors, he naturally carries the point of view of a journeyman. But now as executive director of SMACNA Detroit, Saba is tasked with advancing the interests of the contractor.
Hypertherm’s three new torch sleeves for XPR plasma cutting torches and lead sets allow the sets to remain axially fixed while the torch holding device rotates 360 degrees in either a clockwise or counter-clockwise direction. This capability is meant to enhance torch lead life in high-flex applications.
New technology now has the potential to transform the HVAC industry by expediting business operations. But it can’t help you if you don’t know how to use it. The AEC BuildTech Conference & Expo is your opportunity to maximize your use of new hardware and software.
James Allen Heatherington of Lyon, Georgia, is the newest recipient of the Joseph Groh Foundation grant to financially assist those in the construction trades who are living with a life altering injury or illness.
When we think of customer service, we think of the words “please” and “thank you,” a kind face; we think of friendly window tellers and retail stores where people not only give you a receipt but also a smile. But really, customer service — true customer service — is so much more than that.
The future of field service is the customer experience (CX). Sarah Nicastro, director of service management business development at IFS, shares four predictions for HVACR field service organizations that will change business for good.
Over 40 years, Gentlemen Sheet Metal Ltd. in Brooklyn, New York, has built a reputation as a small but mighty sheet metal shop that values great work first. The shop’s focus on renovations has mostly kept it from having to swim in the big, new construction pool and protected it from labor shortages and rising material costs. But the tide is already turning.
The annual AHR Expo (Jan 14-16, 2019) in Atlanta, Georgia, is a front row seat to the latest, the greatest and the future of HVACR in the areas of building management systems, time-saving tools and high-tech components.
A unique new event spotlighting the latest design & building processes, products and emerging technologies. This interactive three-day conference & expo is designed to inform and inspire today’s entire building team — innovative and influential architects, engineers, contractors, facility managers, owners and more. Educational sessions will include six separate tracks focused on plumbing, HVACR/mechanical systems, flooring, building envelope, roofing and general contracting.