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HARDI Announces 2019 Annual Conference: Pulse Agenda and Speaker Lineup

Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) has released the complete agenda and speaker lineup for the 2019 Annual Conference: Pulse. This year’s agenda focuses on the state of the industry and HARDI’s mission of ensuring wholesale distribution is the channel of choice for manufacturers and contractors. Kicking off the conference, HARDI’s CEO, Talbot Gee, will be presenting HARDI’s findings for the first annual “State of the Channel” report. “In this inaugural edition of our… Read More

HARDI Distributors Report 14.9 Percent Revenue Growth in July

Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) recently released its monthly TRENDS report, showing the average sales performance by HARDI distributors was an increase of 14.9 percent during July 2019. The average annualized sales growth for the 12 months through July 2019 is 8.7 percent. “It is nice to see mid-teens growth after two soft months,” said HARDI Market Research & Benchmarking Analyst Brian Loftus. “Distributors were busy during July of 2018, so it was… Read More

HARDI CEO Testifies in Subcommittee on Innovation and Workforce Development

Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) CEO, Talbot Gee testified June 5, 2019 in front of the Congressional Subcommittee on Innovation and Workforce Development on the growing HVACR workforce gap and overall talent shortage. Talbot Gee faces the Congressional Subcommittee on Innovation and Workforce Development. This testimony took place during a hearing on apprenticeships and training programs. Talbot Gee was asked to testify by Representative Troy Balderson, R-OH-12 after discussing this issue in a… Read More

HARDI Distributors Report 4.4 Percent Revenue Increase in January

Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) released its monthly TRENDS report, showing average sales growth for HARDI distributor members increased by 4.4 percent in January 2019. The average annualized growth for the 12 months through January 2019 is 10.4 percent. “January and February are the slowest months of the year for HARDI distributors,” said HARDI Market Research & Benchmarking Analyst Brian Loftus. “This year got off to a 4.4 percent start which looks pretty… Read More

HARDI Hosts 2018 Annual Conference

Themed “Legacy,” the Heating, Air-conditioning, Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) 2018 Annual Conference was held at the JW Marriott in Austin, TX on December 1 – 4, 2018. The theme honored those who built the HVACR distribution industry while encouraging those building their legacies to “forge their futures.” HARDI CEO Talbot Gee opens the conference. HARDI CEO Talbot Gee greeted the attendees, stating “Our goal as an association is to be the channel of choice for… Read More

Women in HVACR at 2018 HARDI Conference

The Women in HVACR (WHVACR) held a workshop in conjunction with the 2018 Heating, Air-conditioning and Refrigeration International (HARDI) conference in Austin, TX on December 1, 2018. More than 40 industry members were in attendance, sharing ideas on leadership in hiring, growth as leaders and improving soft skills to improve business. The leadership panel: Ruth Ann Davis, VP of Strategic Markets and Relationships at Williams, Lauren Roberts, President/CEO at CFM, Danielle Putman, President of The… Read More