Sad Farewell to Howard Atkins of Alabama HVAC Insider: 1935-2017

We are sad to share with you the news that one of our long-time friends and colleague, Howard Atkins, former director of the Alabama HVAC Insider, passed away on September 27, 2017 at 82 years of age. He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Atkins; mother, Beatrice Gresham; and a brother, Jerry Frank Atkins. Survivors include his wife, Yvonne Bagby Atkins; his children, Jillann Taquino (Maurice), Julie Puchot, and Jennifer Hambrice (Mike); a… Read More

Alabama Power Hosts ACARE Workshop

Joel Owens, Alabama Power HVAC Training Manager, welcomes attendees to the workshop. The Alabama Council of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Educators (ACARE) held their annual instructor’s workshop on July 20-21, hosted by Alabama Power’s HVAC Training Center in Verbena, Alabama. The workshop was sponsored by Learning Labs, Futuretech and Mingledorff’s, Inc. HVAC trainers from the Southeast attended the event. The topics discussed during the two-day session included: Flame Rectification, Refrigerant Retrofit, Emerson Commercial and Residential… Read More