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Third-Generation Weil-McLain Rep Shane Hall Has Boilers in His Blood

“Boilers are in my blood,” explained 44-year-old Shane Hall, a third-generation Weil-McLain representative. Hall, of Huntington, W.V., has been a Weil-McLain manufacturer’s rep for more than 25 years, but his involvement in heating and boilers stretches back much further. Shane Hall (right) and his father, James Hall (left). “My father and grandfather were both in the business, so I grew up in the industry,” said Hall. “I like to say that I learned from… Read More

The Inside Story

By Jerry M. Lawson, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief “Everything changes with time. The bluest of blue skies will change with the weather the highest of mountains won’t last forever… you changed in your way and I changed in mine, everything changes with time.” Lyrics by Chuck Lawson. This month our friend Jim Haney announced his retirement. I have known Haney since his years in distribution with GrayBar, Cain & Bultman, Thoben Elron, Distribucon. He had planned to buy… Read More

American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning Unveils 2019 Winners of the Building a Higher Standard Awards

American Standard® Heating & Air Conditioning, a leading provider of long-lasting quality equipment for more than a century, announced the winners of its second annual Building a Higher Standard awards, a prestigious honor recognizing the brand’s best-in-class, independent dealers from across the country. Selected from a field of highly-competitive and deserving nominees, the four 2019 Building a Higher Standard winners exemplify the brand’s core values of integrity, generous community involvement,… Read More

Brian Henderson Joins Harris Products Group as National Sales Manager – Wholesale

Harris Products Group has announced that Brian Henderson has joined its leadership team as National Sales Manager-Wholesale. In this position, Henderson will be instrumental in executing Harris’ expansion in the North America HVAC/Plumbing wholesale market, and in developing the Harris team to support these growing operations. Brian Henderson Henderson most recently served as Director of Managed Inventory Solutions for Winsupply, where he was responsible for the launch of a cloud-based inventory solution across 600 U.S. Read More

Online Continuing Education Classes Now Offered for HVACR License Renewal by JADE Learning

JADE Learning, a nationally trusted continuing education provider, now offers online CE courses for HVACR technicians in 12 new states across the U.S. JADE Learning works with each state’s board to develop accepted courses that help heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) technicians meet continuing education requirements for state license renewal. JADE Learning offers state-approved online… Read More

$1 Million for High School Skilled Trades Teachers

I have a special place in my heart for skilled trades teachers, especially those who teach in high school. We depend on skilled trades workers. They fix the cars we drive, they build and repair the homes we live in and they do so much more. Yet more than 1.5 million skilled trades workers will retire by 2024, and there are not nearly enough students entering the trades to fill those jobs. Even at Harbor… Read More