J. F. Ahern
Co. recently purchased the assets of Airgas
North Central’s Fire Services Division. The deal is expected to be completed
Feb. 1, 2011. Ahern plans to hire all 40 of Airgas’ fire equipment employees as
part of the acquisition. It will allow Ahern to increase the reach of its fire
equipment sales and service business, while enabling Airgas to focus on its
core operations of distributing industrial, medical and specialty gases, along
with related equipment and supplies.
North American Technician Excellence certification testing will
be available during the AHR Expo 2011 in Las Vegas on Jan. 31, hosted by Baker
Distributing. All HVACR technicians are encouraged to get certified. Candidates
can earn installation and/or service certification in nine specialty areas: air
conditioning, air distribution, heat pumps, gas heating, oil heating, hydronics
gas, hydronics oil, and commercial, light commercial refrigeration and senior
NSF International recently
launched a new certification program that provides third-party verification of
consumer product claims asserting they can be safely disposed of via toilet
flushing. The NSF Flushable Consumer Products Certification Program addresses
consumer products making flushability claims - such as facial tissues,
baby/cosmetic wipes, kitty litter, pet refuse bags, disposable diapers and
feminine hygiene products - and provides a solution to many clogging issues
associated with wastewater treatment systems.
The Radiant Professionals Alliance Built Environment Systems
Technology conference and trade show will take place during the Indoor Air
Expo, Feb. 15-17, 2011, in San Antonio. RPA will offer a wide range of classes
during the show: Radiant I (basic installer course); Radiant II (advanced
installer course); Radiant Precision (designer course); Radiant Architecture;
introductory and advanced “new” hydronics; Internet-based integrated building
controls; and integration of radiant heating with solar and geothermal systems.
ISH China and the China International Heating, Ventilation &
Air-Conditioning Expo have merged together
and will present their first joint-venture show - ISH China & CIHE - March
3-5, 2011, at the China International Exhibition Center in Beijing. Exhibition
space is expected to span 11 halls to accommodate more than 700 exhibitors. The
increased exhibitor number resulted in a change of venue from the China
National Convention Center. For more information, visit www.ish-china.com.
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