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The Home Depot Foundation Partners with Home Builders Institute to Expand Trades Training Program into High Schools

On September 24, 2019, as part of its effort to fill the growing skilled labor gap in the United States, The Home Depot Foundation announced it is partnering with the Home Builders Institute (HBI) to launch a youth trades training program. The effort is part of the Foundation’s $50 million commitment to train 20,000 skilled tradespeople. HBI students at a Home Depot Foundation classroom. Photo courtesy of The Home Depot. “Our goal is to offer… Read More

2019 National Apprentice Contest Winners Announced

By Staff Writer, PHCC Educational Foundation The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors — National Association’s (PHCC) Educational Foundation is proud to announce the winners of the national plumbing and HVAC apprentice contests. The contests were held October 2nd & 3rd in Indianapolis, Indiana on the tradeshow floor during the PHCC—National Association’s CONNECT 2019 event. A total of nineteen plumbing and ten HVAC apprentices from across the nation took part in the contests. 2019 HVAC Apprentice Contest Winner Kyle… Read More

Hunter Industrial Donates Fans to Organ Transplant Non-Profit

Hunter Industrial, a division of the Hunter Fan Company, has donated and installed two ECO 18’ high-volume low-speed (HVLS) fans to DCI Logistics, a non-profit organization that specializes in transportation within the organ transplantation community. DCI Logistics is a subsidiary of Dialysis Clinic, Inc. (DCI) and is located in Nashville at the International Airport (BNA) where they maintain a 24/7 professional dispatching service. DCI Logistics completed 211 flights that supported the recovery of 231 organs… Read More

Middle TN RSES Chapter Hosts Metro Codes Inspector at September Meeting

On Thursday, September 12, the chapter will host the Nashville/Davidson Metro Codes Inspector who will review all the latest changes to Building Codes and be available to answer questions related to HVACR tradesmen that are pertinent to the industry. That meeting begins at 5:00 PM at Baker Distributing in Nashville. Food and drinks are provided to all HVACR professionals. For more information call Tony Tidwell at 615-818-9348 or logon to www.midtennrses.net. Read More

Hunter Industrial Expands Leadership Team

Hunter Industrial, a division of the Hunter Fan Company, has named Mark D’Agostino its new Senior Vice President (SVP) and General Manager (GM). D’Agostino previously served as Vice President of Industrial Sales for the company. Mark D’Agostino As SVP and GM, D’Agostino will oversee all facets of Hunter Industrial, including operations, sales, marketing and finance. For more than three years, he managed the company’s industrial sales teams across four continents while helping to launch three… Read More

Kele, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Temperature Control Systems, Inc.

Kele, Inc. recently announced the acquisition of Temperature Control Systems, Inc. The acquisition expands Kele’s footprint and enhances its ability to serve customers in the south-central United States. Temperature Control Systems, which is headquartered in Dallas with six locations across Texas and Oklahoma, will increase its offering with a broader product line, value-added services, and faster delivery options. Kele President and CEO Richard Campbell said customers from both companies will realize benefits from the acquisition. Read More