Every so often, the disruptive deployment of technology seems to kind of sneak up on us — in part, because it is impossible to know about all things relevant and their progress at all times; and in part, because it is difficult to project the rate of adoption and the impact of these seemingly innocuous, yet inevitable game-changers. [Read more…]
Ken Sinclair, owner and editor of Automated Buildings, starts his 2018 campaign off with the intriguing proposition that we have a digital opportunity to recreate a softer version of ourselves and our industry: “We are all involved in today’s digital transformation and have an amazing opportunity to create a new softer mindfulness face for the greater good. [Read more…]
Optergy’s Proton is an innovative building controller that combines energy and building management features, uses an intuitive web interface, and can connect to a companion IOS or Android application. This economical product manages up to 100 BACnet or Modbus devices, and has built-in programming & tools. And here’s whats NEW: Installer friendly design; [Read more…]
2017 has been a huge success for BAS Services and Graphics. Success has been on multiple fronts. We have completed our HTML5 conversion off Niagara framework modules basmaker. Within the year basMaker has been standardized for a multinational car manufacturer, in a well known university campus as well as usage extended within top 10 energy utility company. [Read more…]
EasyIO’s The Rules Have Changed! Entry for the 2017 ControlTrends Awards Most Impactful Marketing Collateral of the Year Award. EasyIO’s goal is to eliminate the massive cost for building management systems by introducing multiple-protocol energy management controllers. [Read more…]
Distech Controls 2017 ControlTrends Awards Most Impactful Marketing Collateral of the Year entry: ECLYPSE™ Controllers’ RESTful API Opens Buildings to Web Services, tells a great story on how to design an intelligent and eco-friendly building, while at the same time improving the occupants’ quality of life and anticipate their needs, and controlling your operating costs and promoting your real estate [Read more…]
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COLUMBUS, Ohio, December 13, 2017 – Troy Meachum, President of ACR Supply based in North Carolina, has officially taken over as the new Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) President for 2018.
The final night at HARDI Annual Conference: NOVA earlier this month saw 2017 HARDI President Tom Roberts pass the gavel to Meachum. Roberts capped off his HARDI presidency with a few milestones credited to his service, including the HARDI Mexico expansion and record attendances at multiple HARDI events in 2017.
Early during the conference, he told the HARDI team, “This is not an abrupt change moving president to president. I have had the pleasure of serving for a handful of years with the others on the Board, and I can tell you our progress is a deliberate, calculated process intended to keep us steered toward the long-term.”
Speaking of long term, Meachum opened his presidency with a message of legacy. “I believe that we are standing on the shoulders of giants,” Meachum stated during his speech to the closing ceremony crowd, referencing the nature of many HARDI businesses as multi-generational family businesses.
To drive his message home, Meachum presented a high-production documentary-style video that captured the legacy story of three HARDI distributors members; APR Supply, Munch’s Supply and Crescent Supply. “It is our duty to preserve the legacy of those who came before us and built our companies,” continued Meachum. “Let me ask you this, are we going to let some e-commerce giant come and take that all away from us? I don’t think so.”
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HARDI (Heating, Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International) is the single voice of wholesale distribution within the HVACR industry.
HARDI members market, distribute, and support heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration equipment, parts and supplies. HARDI Distributor members serve installation and service/replacement contractors in residential and commercial markets, as well as commercial/industrial and institutional maintenance staffs. HARDI proudly represents more than 480 distributor members representing more than 5,000 branch locations, and close to 500 suppliers, manufacturer representatives and service vendors.