April Heating & Cooling Exchange eNewsletter

EdTech Meeting April 20 in Nashville DSCF0090 (2)
NASHVILLE, TN – The meeting is all about you, networking and getting the latest business information for the sales and service of automotive, truck, off‐highway and industrial cooling systems. Plan to be at the NARSA EdTech at Northern here April 20. The full‐day will include: product demonstrations, updates, table top displays, and lunch and refreshments – all at no charge to you.

Registration is free to NARSA shop owners and their staffs, as well as guests and customers of the sponsors. All others: $65. Program begins at 8:30 a.m. and is expected to conclude at 4 p.m. Presentations, and presenters, slated for the EdTech are listed below.

Heat Exchanger Coatings for Corrosive Environments – Steve Basil, Se-Cliff CoatingsExternal corrosion can significantly shorten the life of any heat exchanger in markets such as marine, petrochemical, and agricultural fields – causing a wide range of serious problems – and usually resulting in lost profits for your customers. Together, we can provide an elegant solution. We not only extend useful life of these units, but also help units maintain their original rate of heat transfer specs. Because engine makers now design their heat exchanger systems to play a critical role in managing emissions, this translates into helping customers preserve emission levels. Learn how you can offer your customers affordable protection for their cooling needs, adding tremendous value to your products and services.

Shop Safety and First Aid – What You Need to Know – Any work place will see its share of cuts, abrasions, burns and strains. Learn what you can do to avoid accidents and to plan for those times when you can’t.

Niche Marketing – Joe McGovern, Northern
Northern’s Joe McGovern connects the dots between radiator shops and niche marketing. Cooling system service specialists need to carve out a special niche of the market by having more than the common numbers of auto radiators on the shelf. Learn how you can build your business in specialty markets.

Water and HD Cooling Systems – Mark Alexander, Evans Cooling
Mark Alexander of Evans Cooling will take a look at the use of fluids in conventional heavy duty cooling systems and present the advantages and disadvantages of the use of water. His firm has developed a waterless system and he will describe it as well as findings from sponsored research conducted by the Southwest Research Institute and real‐life field trials with fleets.

Repair Rod Demonstration – Pat O’Connor, Johnson Mfg. Co.
Aluminum Repair Rods will be demonstrated by Pat O’Connor. Try a variety of rods designed for the repair of different types of aluminum heat exchangers.

Fuel Tank Repair Roundtable – Mike Young, Damon Industries
Mike will lead a roundtable discussion on how regulations are affecting how and what you can do to repair fuel tanks.

The Sheraton Music City Hotel is SOLD OUT. However, there is a Holiday Inn Express and a LaQuinta Inn nearby. If you are interested in a room please call Joe McGovern at 800-874-2559 as he has graciously offered to assist.

Be sure to support your EdTech Sponsors: D Barlow Sales Solutions (General), Damon Industries (Lunch), Johnson Mfg. Co. (General), ROCORE (Break), Serck Services (Break), Thermal Solutions Mfg (General), and ThermaSys Tubing a Divison of API Heat Transfer (General)

Table top vendors include: Behr Hella Service, D Barlow Sales Solutions, Damon Industries, Johnson Mfg. Co., Northern, Performance Radiator, ROCORE, Serck Services, Tanks-A-Lot, Thermal Solutions Mfg, ThermaSys Tubing a Divison of API Heat Transfer, and Therm Processes.

Event will be held at Northern, 801 Fesslers Ln, Nashville, TN 37210.

To register go to: www.narsa.org or phone 800- 551‐3232 or send an email to info@narsa.org and include name(s), business name, phone number. Include “TN EdTech” in the subject line.

ERS CoolinERS logo for HD AC Storyg Systems Holds HD A/C Service Clinic in Maryland April 23  GLEN BURNIE, MD – ERS Cooling Systems is holding its first full-day A/C Service Clinic for Heavy Duty Trucks and Equipment on Tuesday, April 23rd.

The full-day class is designed for all levels of technical ability and will include coverage of common failures, best service procedures, system diagnostics and operation, electronics, troubleshooting, efficient use of gauges and other tools. Information and training will be focused on heavy duty trucks, buses, and heavy equipment.

Cost for the day-long event is $195 per person and includes class registration, 609 Certification, continental breakfast, lunch, plus discount vouchers, raffles and a trivia contest.

Site of the clinic will be in the brand new 8200 sq. ft. ERS Cooling Systems warehouse at 114 Holsum Way in Glen Burnie, MD. Through its improved warehouse and educational clinics, ERS hopes to help professional technicians, service writers, business owners and managers to improve their efficiencies with a better knowledge of a/c diagnostic and service procedures for heavy duty applications. The new warehouse is conveniently located just 150 yards up from the main service facility of ERS Cooling.

Serving the Mid-Atlantic region since 1981, ERS Cooling Systems specializes in service and parts for HD vehicle engine and transmission cooling and HVAC. With the addition of its new warehouse, ERS Cooling Systems is greatly expanding its parts coverage. For more information on ERS Cooling and to register for its 2013 HD A/C Service Clinic on April 23, visit www.erscooling.com or call 410-787-0002.

Seekins Cup Golf Challenge at AAPEX Expands
HENDERSON, NV – The Seekins Cup Golf Challenge presented by Johnson Manufacturing Co. is growing and planners are expecting it to double in size from the 36 participants last year. Look for it on Monday, Nov. 4 beginning with a noon tee-off at the Tuscany/Rhodes Ranch Golf Course in Henderson, NV. This is in conjunction with the NARSA Convention and AAPEX show in Las Vegas. New for this year will be a 19th Hole Reception by API Heat Transfer. Prizes are sponsored by ProSource Heater Cores

Ray Seekins, for whom the Ray Seekins Cup is named, was a field service engineer for the Harrison Radiator Division of General Motors and later AC-Delco/Harrison. Harrison would later become a part of Delphi which was the founding sponsor of the Seekins Cup. Today it is presented by Johnson Mfg. Co. In his time, Ray provided the association and its members with a direct link to the world of OE cooling system and air conditioning.

Throughout the 70s and into the early 80s, Ray was instrumental in educating a generation of radiator repair and air conditioning shop owners and technicians. Much of the content he covered was gleaned from his direct experience with technicians in the field and with the engineering staff at Harrison, GM and later AC-DELCO. He provided no-nonsense information with real-world solutions. Ray was honored by the Board of Directors and was named a member of NARSA’s Cooling System Hall of Fame. In 2000, NARSA named its annual Golf Tournament in honor of Ray Seekins.

Cost for the tournament is a very reasonable $75 per person. For further information and registration visit: www.narsa.org.

Book Trade Show Space and Sleeping Rooms for AAPEX/NARSA APX12_DK_Logo
LAS VEGAS – NARSA is now accepting exhibit space contracts for the Heat Transfer & Mobile A/C Pavilion at AAPEX 2013 to be held November 5 – 7. The Pavilion will consist of 135 booths on Level 2 at the Sands Expo Center as-well-as an additional allotment of space in the adjacent Venetian Ballroom.

Booth space assignment is based on a combination of priority points, membership, seniority, size, and configuration of the requested booth space. In order to be included in the space assignment, you must submit your Application & Contract for Exhibit Space by Monday, April, 8 2013 along with a minimum 50 per cent deposit. NARSA members can save up to $15 per sq. foot over nonmember prices ($20.95 vs $35.95).

NARSA activities will include the annual membership breakfast, Seekins Cup Challenge
Golf Outing and the Cooling System Industry Customer Appreciation Reception. The membership breakfast and Seekins Cup Challenge will take place on Monday, November, 4 and the Customer Appreciation Reception will be held Tuesday, November 5. A block of rooms has been reserved at Harrah’s Las Vegas for $95 per night until July 1 or until rooms run out. Rooms can be booked by calling 888-458-8471 and using Group Code: SHNAC3.  For applications and additional details go to the AAPEX listing at www.narsa.org.

Nominations for the NARSA Board of Directors Are Now Open
WEXFORD, PA – Nominations are now open for the NARSA Board of Directors. The Board is seeking prospective candidates willing to serve the organization as a member of its Board of Directors.

Individuals shall be eligible for the Board provided they have been a member of the Association for a period of three (3) consecutive years prior to nomination and provided that, at the time nominated, they are in good standing. They must also meet the following criteria: individual candidates must have served on one or more Committees within the last two (2) years; agree to attend and participate in a minimum of two (2) National Board of Director’s Meetings annually, one of which is held at the annual National Convention.

If the nominee is not the principal of the member company and/or business, the nominee must provide a letter of commitment and support from the Employer authorizing the employee to serve on the NARSA Board of Directors.

Board members are elected by the sitting Board. The next election will be on Sunday, November 3 at the annual meeting of the Board of Directors in conjunction with the AAPEX show. Directors will begin serving at the convention at AAPEX. The Director term of office is for two years.

Members of the Elections Committee include: Maarten Taal, NARSA Chairman, (maartentall@rogers.com); and Pat O’Connor, NARSA President, (pat.oconnor@johnsonmfg.com) or contact Wayne Juchno at the NARSA office (wjuchno@narsa.org).

Thinking about volunteering for a board position? Here are some things to think about regarding nominee qualifications:
• Demonstrated knowledge of the industry and technology
• Proof of leadership either through the job or volunteer organizations
• He or she is well connected within the industry
• He or she can make an impact with their influence on strategic direction and the success of programs for NARSA
• He or she can influence their own company or organization to support NARSA and its programs
• He or she can communicate NARSA actions to key segments of NARSA markets
• He or she can influence others in the NARSA community to take action
• He or she works in segments and industries served by NARSA
• Is a good listener
• Is able to work within a group

2013 HD Heating & Cooling Conference
The Doubletree by Hilton Bloomington has been selected as the hotel for the 2013 HD Heating and Cooling Conference, September 12 to 14. Activities will include: committee meetings, educational sessions, table top exhibits with reception on Thursday, Sept. 12. Program content will cover soldering, brazing, airflow and fans for cooling systems, metal characteristics and alloys used in HD heat exchange, HD cooling options and technologies, and more.

Plus new for 2013:
• Shorter Sessions
• More Networking Opportunities
• Breakfast Included with hotel room
• Special Immersion Tour at Maas Radiator and Powder Coating Unlimited
• Friday Evening BBQ
• Virtual Tour of Businesses from Around the World
• The Caterpillar Visitors Center

Scheduled activities for Friday include morning sessions, awards luncheon with hands-on and breakout sessions at Maas Radiator in the afternoon. A special reception is planned for Friday evening. A tour of the brand new CAT Visitor Center in Peoria has been scheduled for Saturday. Table top and sponsorship opportunities are available. For details go to www.narsa.org. Specifics on the program will be released as they are confirmed. Room rates at the Doubletree by Hilton Bloomington are $129 per night plus tax and it includes breakfast. To book rooms contact the hotel direct at 309-664-6446 and tell them you are with the NARSA HD Conference.

There are membership organizations for almost anything and trade associations for most businesses. Expand the influence of your trade association – NARSA – by inviting friends, colleagues, customers and suppliers to join you.  Act now and get in the running for “Member of the Year” or become a member of The President’s Club.  Go to www.narsa.org and check out the details on the Member-Get-A-Member campaign.

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