We can't wait to connect with all our members, friends, and colleagues next week at AAPEX/SEMA in Las Vegas! You won't want to miss NARSA/IDEA's booth along with many of our members' booths on the second floor of the Venetian in NARSA's section, also known as the Mobile Heat Transfer/Heating/Air Conditioning section.
Big Shoes to Fill
Not a NARSA event goes by that someone doesn’t pull me aside for a quick anecdote about a kind gesture that my grandad did when they were first starting in the radiator business or a story of how my dad was tasked with giving the blessing at each event he attended. These two men have created such a strong foundation for our family in this industry that it seems only natural for me to follow in their footsteps and serve as the next NARSA/IDEA president, but boy will these be some awfully big shoes to fill.
September/October 2022 Cooling Journal
We take you to the United Kingdom in the latest issue of the Cooling Journal following the 2022 International Tour. Hear what NARSA members had to say about this special visit. Plus, we learn about the history of Laramie Radiator, which is celebrating 75 years in business this year!
“Solder & Soot” Podcast Episode 20: L&M Radiator
Minnesota-based L&M Radiator is well-known in the cooling systems industry, but our listeners may not know the company's origins and how it can be traced back to WWII. In this episode of Solder & Soot, we sit down with David "Sully" Sullender to learn what sets MESABI® products apart.
Another Chapter Coming to an End
The Board of Directors decided on a different approach to start the search for my replacement. In the past, the search was kept behind the scenes. Sometimes head hunters were used to identify candidates, but now the Board is convinced that a person from within our industry is best suited to help manage the affairs of the association.
President’s Farewell Message
So this is it… my last editorial as NARSA/IDEA President. One thing I can say is that in no way did it go as expected. As NARSA/IDEA’s first and hopefully only pandemic President, my experience was in many ways unique. What should have been two years full of meetings with members and visiting shops and factories was converted into virtually zero travel and lots of zoom calls. I think I can speak for virtually all members in stating that I will not be missing the lack of in-person events that my term in office unfortunately necessitated. However, like all radiator professionals worldwide, we did what we did best and adapted to the new reality.
Troubleshooting Overloaded or Failed Filters
Since DPF cleaning facilities make money by servicing DOC, DPF, and SCR units, how far do they go into telling the shop that dropped it off or the filter owner what the filter condition was? Or that a further look into the engine is necessary to keep from having more aftertreatment issues quickly?
“Solder & Soot” Podcast Episode 19: Roppel Industries
In the cooling systems industry, the Roppel family of Kentucky is well known. In this episode of “Solder & Soot,” we sit down with father and son Tom and Corey Roppel to learn about the early days of the family business and how Roppel Industries has transformed over the past 75 years. This episode isn’t strictly all business, though. We also talk about Kentucky bourbon, learn about Tom’s best pranks, and hear why the Roppels refuse to wear socks.
NARSA/IDEA is looking for a person to be the next Executive Director of the association. NARSA/IDEA will provide the new Executive Director a proven framework for their success. Processes and procedures have been outlined and used for building a successful association which is growing and prospering. Financial compensation is commensurate with experience and skills.
July/August 2022 Cooling Journal
The latest issue of the Cooling Journal spotlights one of NARSA/IDEA's longtime members who is celebrating a major milestone: 75 years! Learn how Roppel Industries has adapted over the years as a family business and how NARSA/IDEA has played a role in their success. Plus, the NARSA International Tour heads to the United Kingdom!