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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

Haier Ductless Training at HSG in Houston

On Tuesday, October 1st Haier held ductless mini-split training at the Heyden Stanley Group training room in Houston, Texas. The trainers included Jim Wells, Chris Koutropoulos, Yi Hu, Mike Vaile and Ryan Van Dyk. The Haier trainers pointed out many of the features that make Haier such a good fit for both distributors and contractors. These included new models being ‘backwards compatible’ with existing models thus eliminating ‘dead’ inventory. They also covered the ‘no hassle… Read More

Inside Notes: Frogs Are Our Friends

By Curtis Parrott Speaking of things we can’t do without in our world, frogs is one of them. Yes, our friends the frogs! There are about 4,810 species known species of frogs in the world and our little buddy, the frog, has been around the earth for at least 250 million years. The problem is, in the past 35 years, they’ve been dying off in unprecedented numbers. Nearly one-third of the world’s amphibious species… Read More

Hilti North America Region Head and CEO Avi Kahn promoted to Hilti Group Executive Board

Avi Kahn, Region Head and Chief Executive Officer of Hilti North America, has been promoted to the Hilti Group Executive Board effective Jan. 1, 2020. Over his 15-year career, Avi has held various roles of increasing responsibility after starting with the company in 2004 in San Francisco, Calif. as an account manager, demonstrating and selling Hilti products to area contractors. Avi promoted to the role of Region Head and CEO of… Read More
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