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APR Supply Co. Partners with Ameriprise Financial to Raise Almost $32k to Support Alzheimer’s Research

APR Supply Co. President & CEO Scott Weaver, along with fellow cyclist Lebanon-based attorney Jeff Arnold joined forces with Ameriprise Financial to raise almost $32,000 by participating in the 13th Annual Alzheimer’s Association – A Ride to Remember. This is Scott and Jeff’s third year. The bicycling event took place July 9-11, 2021. Scott Weaver The 252-mile ride began in Simpsonville, SC, and concluded at Patriot’s Point in Charleston, SC. This year was a return… Read More

Carrier and Bryant Announce Winners of Distributors’ Education Foundation Scholarships

Carrier and Bryant have announced the 25 recipients of this year’s Carrier & Bryant Distributors’ Education Foundation scholarships. Recipients will receive this support for their college or vocational education during the 2021-2022 school year. Carrier and Bryant are part of Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR), the leading global provider of healthy, safe and sustainable building and cold chain solutions. J T Holtschlag “The Carrier & Bryant Distributors’ Education Foundation is an excellent resource for our… Read More

Five Simple, Yet Effective, DIY HVAC Internet Marketing Tips

Contributed by Katie Conigliaro. Excerpted from CE News No matter where your HVAC business is located, you probably have some stiff competition in the industry. This is where having the right internet marketing strategy can really help you stand out among your competitors. Not sure where to begin when it comes to boosting your digital presence and creating an HVAC marketing plan? These five simple steps are a great place to start. Begin with a… Read More

RACCA Apprenticeship Program Begins Registration for the Start of 26th Year, PTC Secures Significant Grant

According to Keane Bismarck, Apprenticeship Program Administrator for the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association (RACCA), the program is now accepting applications for the 2021/2022 classroom year. The 25 year old program serves Participating Employers and their Apprentices in Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas Counties. The Association offers 2 side by side, four-year programs in Heating and Air Conditioning and Commercial Refrigeration. Classes are scheduled to begin on September 7, 2021 and run through mid April… Read More

SMACNA Announces Winners of 2021 Safety Excellence Awards

The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA), the leader in promoting quality and excellence in the sheet metal and air conditioning industry, today announced the winners of its Annual Safety Excellence Awards. The recognition program stems from SMACNA’s yearly safety survey and celebrates members who report the lowest injury and illness rates and who continue to adopt a safety culture along with safe practices on the jobsite. Vince Sandusky “Nothing is more… Read More

Weather Any Challenges Through Smart Employee Training

The drawbacks of not training your employees are well-documented. Some disadvantages include expenses resulting from employees not understanding your business, processes and customers; high employee turnover, and unhappy, inefficient employees. Blaine Bagley The cost of replacing an employee is staggering—it’s at least 30% of their salary, sometimes much, much more. If you’re a trained learning specialist, setting up an effective training system is relatively easy. Most contractors don’t have that luxury. However, someone in the… Read More