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The Inside Story

By Jerry M. Lawson, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief “Everything changes with time. The bluest of blue skies will change with the weather the highest of mountains won’t last forever… you changed in your way and I changed in mine, everything changes with time.” Lyrics by Chuck Lawson. This month our friend Jim Haney announced his retirement. I have known Haney since his years in distribution with GrayBar, Cain & Bultman, Thoben Elron, Distribucon. He had planned to buy… Read More

The Inside Story

By Jerry M. Lawson, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief Half a Century. It seems like a lot of time has passed since I began publishing these trade papers back in 1969. The industries which we have served have changed, some simply gone, This HVAC industry we now serve exclusively is changing constantly. There are new products, new rules, new applications we never thought about a few decades ago. We try to keep up with the changes which effect your business. Read More

The Inside Story

By Jerry M. Lawson, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief Your HVAC Insider is needing new reps to manage several editions of our regional papers. In the past, manufacturers reps have been successfull in being the “INSIDER” for our monthly regional editions. You already know the territory, the distributors, the associations and understand the HVAC industry. It is not necessary to give up any lines which you now rep. Being the HVAC Insider rep gives you access to many distributor customers… Read More

The Inside Story

By Jerry M. Lawson, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief Our Golden Year: 2019 2019 is a magical year for these newspapers. I left corporate America in 1969 after being told one too many lies. I did straighten out the problems which I was hired to fix. Then I was told that the promise to move me back home to Texas was not going to happen. The Southwest territory was added to the Southeast and I was to stay in Atlanta… Read More

The Inside Story

By Jerry M. Lawson, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief The annual AHR Expo is the single best opportunity we in the HVAC industry have to see, touch and experience the equipment and programs vital to our success in our business. The Expo started as the ASHRAE show. It has grown and continues to grow. The products we sell and service are evolving and improving. We need this annual show to keep us current on what to expect. I know that… Read More