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Bard Manufacturing Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer Named 2019 Chairman of AHRI

Bard Manufacturing Company is pleased to announce President and Chief Executive Officer Bill Steel was recently installed as the 2019 Chairman of the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) trade association.

President and Chief Executive Officer Bill Steel installed as the 2019 Chairman of AHRI.
President and Chief Executive Officer Bill Steel installed as the 2019 Chairman of AHRI.

One of the largest trade associations in the nation, AHRI represents more than 300 HVACR industry member companies across the globe, with its membership accounting for more than 90 percent of the residential and commercial HVACR equipment manufactured and sold in North America. It is estimated over 1.3 million people are employed in the manufacturing, distribution, installation and maintenance of HVACR and water heating products, and the annual economic activity resulting from HVACR and water heating related manufacturing amounts to $256 billion.

Upon his appointment at the 2018 AHRI Annual Meeting in Tucson, Arizona, Mr. Steel addressed the membership, identifying the importance of engaging your congressional representatives with your local manufacturing climate and encouraging members to take an active role in the upcoming “reinvention” of the AHRI trade association.

Bard Manufacturing Company engineers and manufactures precision climate control equipment for the classroom, telecommunications, equipment cooling, commercial building and niche residential markets. The company operates out of three facilities in Bryan, Ohio; Madison, Georgia; and Saltillo, Mexico. In 2019, the company will celebrate its 105th anniversary as a 4th generation family-owned manufacturing business.

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