There is nothing new about distributor compensation issues. As far back as the 1960s, wholesalers have been concerned about innovative approaches to motivating salespeople. The environment back then was different; warehouses were smaller, inside sales were untrained, and phone systems were inefficient.
Public awareness is growing about the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ) in commercial buildings and homes. That new interest is one of the driving factors behind steadily increasing sales of IAQ products. In fact, the U.S. IAQ market totaled $7.8 billion in 2015.
Logistics has developed into a science of efficiency. But these days, distribution center efficiency is about far more than how fast you get your orders out the door. Long-term cost efficiencies require specifying for materials, building systems, and designs that will provide energy savings and lasting operational cost savings.
Even though the theme, workforce, is not our yearlong focus in Distribution Center, I still find the topic one of unending fascination. It’s not surprising that we have a regular stream of stories that I hope are helpful on this topic.
Spring is here, and I’m going to share my spring calendar with you. Not because it’s particularly interesting or that you should care what I’m up to, but because I hope it may serve as a template for you as you plan your team’s involvement in spring HARDI activities (and, if you’re like me, you like to book all your travel at once when sales are on to get the most bang for the buck).
DiversiTech Corp., a manufacturer and supplier of HVACR parts and accessories, has introduced Super Seal Flex Inject®, an air conditioning and refrigerant leak sealant that saves HVACR contractors and distributors time and money.
Fresh-Aire UV® has introduced the Fresh-Aire UV® Mini UV CE, an ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) light system that’s Certified Europe (CE) compliant and features a power supply with a lifetime warranty.
Arc Suppression Technologies Inc., Minneapolis, has introduced a universal NOsparc® arc suppressor capable of protecting a broad range of motors from single phasing – a destructive phenomenon that costs users billions of dollars in replacement contactors and motors.
Meier Supply Co. President Frank Meier recently accepted two top awards from Emerson Climate Technologies. Alan Byers, regional sales manager, presented the Peak Performance and Signature awards at the corporate offices in Conklin, New York.
Jim Mills joined LUX Products Corp. as director of business development. Mills brings expertise in the thermostat and controls industry and a solid track record for building retail and distribution relationships.
In September 2016, Bosch Thermotechnology Corp. contributed a 5-ton Inverter Ducted Split System Condensing Unit and Air Handler to the HVAC laboratory at Atlantic Technical College Coconut Creek campus.
In an effort to provide customers with high-quality training and support to efficiently and effectively manage their HVAC systems, LG Electronics USA has opened a new, 4,100-square-foot HVAC training academy in Orange County, California, with interactive courses on the latest LG technologies.