10 ICE MACHINES, FREEZERS & COOLERS THE HVACR CONTRACTOR’S WEEKLY NEWSMAGAZINE SINCE 1926 JULY 6, 2015 | $5.00 | ONLINE AT WWW.ACHRNEWS.COM | Nations Deliberate Montreal Protocol Paris, Dubai meetings set the table for a potential global revision in 2015 BY RON RAJECKI THE NEWS STAFF A revised Montreal Protocol is not out of the question in 2015. A workshop on hydrofluoro-carbon (HFC) management and a meeting of the Open-Ended Work-ing Group of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol took place in Bangkok in April, and another meeting is scheduled for Paris in July. All of the efforts are leading up to a full Meeting of the Parties to the Mon-treal Protocol this November in Dubai. SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS The HFC management workshop and Open-Ended Working Group meetings are an opportunity to present technical infor-mation relevant to HFCs, such as high-ambient temperature performance, safety requirements, and energy efficiency, and to provide a forum to discuss potential obsta-cles to an HFC phasedown. According to Stephen Van Maren, director, Alliance for Responsible Atmo-spheric Policy, the HFC management workshop in Bangkok featured strong participation from voices representing various industry perspectives. Many challenges, including adapt-ing codes and standards to accommodate alternatives to high-GWP (global warm-ing potential) HFCs, updating training and certification for the servicing sector to handle low-GWP alternatives, and the ■ See PROTOCOL | page 14 Investing in the Future FYI HVAC BRIEFS Of American Manufacturing Manufacturers respond to demand by expanding US operations RESIDENTIAL CONTRACTOR M BY NICOLE KRAWCKE THE NEWS STAFF Bill Howe Plumbing, Heating & Air’s (San Diego) human resources manager, Amber Baynard , was named secretary of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling-Con-tractors Association (PHCC) of San Diego’s board of directors. ade in America. That phrase is not as prevalent as it once was. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), manufacturing job losses totaled more than 2 million employees, or 15 percent of its workforce, during the 2007-2009 time span. However, there could be a light at the end of the tunnel. After years of declining job figures, American manufacturing may finally be back. This is further evidenced by a BLS report that announced the addition of more than 600,000 manufacturing jobs since January 2010. Need further evidence? The Air-Condi-tioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Insti-tute’s (AHRI) HVAC shipment data reveals year-to-year increases across numerous equipment categories. Shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps increased 16 percent, central air condi-tioner shipments increased 17.1 percent, ■ See MANUFACTURING | page 15 MANUFACTURERS Uponor (Vantaa, Finland) named Jan Peter Tewes executive vice president of build-ing solutions — Europe and a member of the group’s executive com-TEWES mittee, effective Sept. 1. Johnson Controls Inc. (Milwaukee) introduced its Champion brand of residential and light commercial HVAC products, available exclusively from WinWholesale Inc. (Dayton, Ohio) distributors and contractors. Emerson Climate Technologies Inc. (Sidney, Ohio) is now a member of the EnOcean Alliance (San Ramon, California), an open organization for sustainable wireless building automation. BOOMING BUSINESS: Bristol Compressors celebrates 40 years in business this year. The manufacturer also added 110 full-time positions this past spring due to a 26 percent growth in sales. continued on page 6 Tweet @achrnews www.achrnews.com FROSTlines eNewsle er FROSTlines is a FREE monthly eNewsle er, brought to you by the editor of The NEWS, developed speciﬁ cally for refrigeration Is Now Featured On Our Home Page! Go to achrnews.com and view real-time tweets from The NEWS and other HVACR professionals. Post comments to Twitter and include @achrnews. Frostlines-CT.indd 1 ws.com contractors and distributors. eNewsle ers / 6/25/15 11:27 AM achrne Sign Up Today!