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Marketair Names Three “Top Gun” Sales Reps for 2019

Marketair, Edison, N.J., a leading provider of HVAC/R installation and service accessories/tools, named three “Top Gun” companies as their manufacturer’s Reps of the Year–2019 at the International Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo 2020) Feb. 2 in Orlando, Fla. Left to right: Gerry Spanger, president, (right) Marketair Inc., Edison, N.J. presented “Top Gun” Rep of the Year—2019 to Jim Fitzgerald and Phil Thomas, principals at J & P HVAC Sales, Dayton, Tenn.; and Dave… Read More

Wittichen Supply Names Wes Walby Branch Manager

Wes Walby Alabama native and long time Wittichen Supply employee Wes Walby was recently promoted to Branch Manager at the Jasper, Alabama location. Wes has almost 28 years of HVAC industry experience working for Wittichen, most recently as assistant manager of the Tuscaloosa, Alabama store. Wes started his career at Wittichen Tuscaloosa right out of high school working his way up to Assistant Manager. When the Jasper, Alabama branch manager position opened he felt he… Read More

Thinking Out Loud: Life Choices

I’ve been thinking about life choices. What do you really want to do in your career? Are you in the right position? Would you choose this career again? Given another opportunity, what would you do differently? What is stopping you from going forward? If you are doing nothing, then moving forward is not possible. Bruce Heberle I know none of you made bad choices growing up – well I can’t say that. Life choices give… Read More

New Product Training and Alabama Continuing Education Requirements

By Bruce Heberle, Director of Alabama HVAC Insider As technology changes, especially with improvements in HVAC products, contractors will require additional training to understand how products operate in a more efficient manner. Whether it is smart thermostats, more efficient motors, or accessory products run by apps on our phones, new technology is here to stay and our industry needs training to be able to sell and service these 21st century products. In Alabama, continuing education… Read More

Multi-Functioning Duct Work Hand Tool

This simple, but life changing duct work hand tool needs to be in your tool box. This is an ideal product to pull or hold duct tightly in place before assembly. It can draw duct together, cut wires, place duct mate together and tear drives off the duct. These side pullers can reach those tight, closed spaces resulting in a better finished product. This one tool will accomplish multiple tasks! “It will be your number… Read More

Thinking Out Loud: Hindsight is 20/20

2020 is a new beginning for me and time to write a new chapter in my life. This new chapter will involve all of us. I have been hired as the new director for the Alabama/Gulf Coast Florida edition of the HVAC Insider. I could not be more excited about this opportunity! Starting a new position is never easy and I hope this change proves to be beneficial for both of us. Bruce Heberle For… Read More