While some US states have lifted lockdowns and reopened businesses, The World Health Organization warns that the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over. NARSA encourages its members to continue to put employees first by practicing social distancing, maintaining clean work environments and limit exposure.
Changing behavior and habits is the hardest thing to do. For the welfare of you, your family, your teammates, your customers and business, embrace the changes to protect everyone and everything you care about.
The world economy has certainly shifted in light of the Coronavirus. In this issue of The Cooling Journal, our Executive Director outlines how members can confront challenges while also keeping employees safe.
With 42 employees, Cooling Systems Caribe manufactures radiators for the generator and industrial markets and distributes automotive and truck radiators. The business also offers DPF cleaning services. But owner Bobby Duran says Cooling Systems Caribe’s niche is custom work.
The first Cooling Journal magazine of 2020 includes details on new minimum wage laws, 2 member spotlights, a feature on NARSA/IDEA's Board of Directors and insight into a new blood lead level law in California.
“What we love about our type of business is that we have seen years of neglect of the world," said James Drespling, owner of Jim D's DPF Cleaning Service. "It is about time that we started taking an interest in preserving the environment."
Red Eye Radiator’s owner Nick O’Neil has been around cars his whole life. “I started working here when I was 10 years old cleaning toilets and doing yard work, so I’ve seen the ins and outs and worked from the bottom up.”
A new California law requires businesses to report a worker’s blood lead level (BLL) exceeding 20 micrograms per deciliter (µg/dL) to the health department. A NARSA member and radiator shop owner in believes the new regulations are unreasonable.
In the last issue of 2019, we recap the AAPEX convention, introduce the International Diesel Emissions Association (IDEA) and dive deep into DPF cleaning.
In this issue, we wrap up NARSA's 10th Annual Heavy Duty conference which was hosted by Kelvion/Rocore and held in Catoosa, Oklahoma. Several members were also recognized for their commitment to the association.