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Sustainability and the “New Normal”

By Tom Murray So, if you have been following the news on the pandemic, you will have heard that when all is said and done, we will be entering a “new normal”.  Frankly, I rather enjoyed the old normal.  However, be that as it may be, let’s talk a bit about the new normal and how sustainability might play a role in defining it. Tom Murray First, let’s find an aspirational goal for what sustainability… Read More

Sheet Metal Worker Helps Build Emergency Room Triage Tents

When John Weickert III received a call on March 27, 2020 that he was needed to assist in the build of an emergency department triage tent at NYU Winthrop Hospital in New York City to help treat potential COVID-19 cases, he jumped into action. “Receiving a call like that in the middle of pandemic, well, you don’t even think twice about it,” he said. “I got the call at about 2 p.m. on the Friday,… Read More

What Labs Can Teach Us About Safely Returning to Offices

By Dan Diehl, CEO of Aircuity The COVID-19 pandemic has forced countries and companies around the world to think deeply about the health and safety of their people. It is morally and economically essential that, as employees begin to emerge from lock-downs, they can be confident that their offices and places of work are equipped to minimize the risks of infection. The bad news is that our built environment is not nearly as effective as… Read More

Shifting Priorities in Times of Crisis

The Harris Products Group has been a vital partner to contractors and their gas suppliers as they raced to fulfill demands at medical care centers and alternate care facilities for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. Within weeks of the outbreak of the coronavirus, Harris had produced and supplied thousands of critically needed medical regulators and hundreds of gas systems to distributors throughout the U.S. who were scrambling to meet critical needs. A sampling of the… Read More

From WWII to Today: How a Building Was Transformed to Help with the Fight Against COVID-19

This site in Arizona was set up to produce N95 face masks to help during the coronavirus pandemic. To help with the fight against coronavirus, a Honeywell facility in Phoenix has been repurposed to manufacture N95 face masks. The campus it’s on was built in 1942 and was originally used for designing and producing engines for World War II. It has recently been used as storage for aerospace parts. Now it’s also… Read More

Contractor Business Resources

By Tim Fisher From the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis, HARDI has worked to support distributor and supplier businesses by offering regular updates on federal loan programs, threats to supply chains, emerging sales best practices, and numerous other areas linked to wholesale distribution business operations. In continuation of that trend, HARDI has made the following resources available to help empower your team to help your contractor customers and help ensure their success and fortify demand… Read More