The association has wrapped up a busy Spring with the International Tour in March and the conclusion of the 2023 Spring Conference in Rochester, New York, a few weeks ago. A huge thanks to the Schelkun family for their hard work and hospitality on the first day of the conference which was hosted at their facility, Empire Radiator. Arranging an event of any kind requires a lot of preparation and these preparations wouldn’t be possible without the dedication and expertise of NARSA/IDEA’s host company, staff and board.
Longtime NARSA member Pat O’Connor was inducted into the Cooling Systems Hall of Fame during the 2023 Spring Conference in Rochester, New York on Friday, April 28. The Hall of Fame is considered the highest distinction within NARSA/IDEA.
There is no doubt that hiring in 2023 is a struggle for most businesses; every conversation seems to have the phrases: “No one wants to work anymore,” and “You can’t find good help.” I’m here to set the record straight by highlighting what companies within our industry are doing to get quality people in their building.
In this episode of "Solder & Soot," we sit down with Mark Arbeau of Hunter Radiators based out of Edmonton, Alberta in Canada. As Mark explains, his family wasn't involved in the radiator business, but he came into the industry thanks to a unique opportunity. We also learn what challenges Canadian radiator shops deal with and what it means to "take things to a level 11."
Dozens of NARSA/IDEA members descended on Rochester, New York for the 2023 Spring Conference. The two-day event was hosted by longtime NARSA/IDEA member Empire Radiator, owned and operated by the Schelkun family.
Johnson Manufacturing Company, a leading producer of industrial fluxes and solders, announced the retirement of Craig Willi, the company's Quality Assurance (QA) Chemist, effective June 2, 2023 and Rodger Becker, Metals Assistant Leadman, effective March 14, 2023.
NARSA/IDEA's 2023 Spring Conference wrapped up in Rochester, New York at Empire Radiator. Hear from members about what they took away from attending the Spring Conference. Plus, longtime NARSA member Pat O'Connor received the highest honor in the cooling systems industry as he was inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Starting June 1, 2023, a modest dues increase will go into effect. During their meeting in Rochester, New York, the NARSA/IDEA Board of Directors decided a dues increase was prudent to ensure the well-being of the association.