FOCUS BEGINS ON PAGE 1 AHR EXPO PRE-SHOW ISSUE THE H VAC R CONTR ACTOR’ S W EEK LY N E WS M AG A ZI N E S I NCE 1926 JANUARY 17, 2011 ■ $5.00 ■ VISIT US ONLINE AT WWW.ACHRNEWS.COM ■ fyi Ten Receive Innovation Awards AHR Expo Recognizes 2011 Winners AS VEGAS — The 10 winners winners of the 2011 AHR Expo Expo Innovation Innovation e of the most most innovative innovative new pro ducts in the Awards represent some products o rd in g to t he p an el o f ju dg es w ho e va lu -HVACR industry, according the panel of judges who evalu-of judges judges was made made up of of American American S oci-ated them. The panel of Soci-erati ing, and a nd d Air-Conditioning A i ir -C C ondi ti i oni ing Engineers En gi E i neers ety of Heating, Refrigerating, o ev al ua te d al l su bm is si on s ba se d on (ASHRAE) members, wh who evaluated all submissions based e us er , an d ma rk et i mp ac t. innovation, application, value to the user, and market impact. tries this year, up 18 perce nt f rom There were a record number of en entries percent from 00 0 generated ge ne ra te d by the t he entry e nt ry fees f ee s will wi ll the previous record. The nearly $13,000 zation in the L as V egas area. “We be donated to a charitable organization Las Vegas ufacturers that t hat ha ve exc elled believe it is important to recognize man manufacturers have excelled n d ef fi ci en t pr od uc ts , ” s ai d Cl ay in turning technology into useful and efficient products,” said Clay Exposition Co., Co., which produces produces Stevens, president of International Exposition and manages the AHR Expo. i ze d at t he awards a wa rd s ce re mo ny All 10 companies will be recognized the ceremony ateg gor y wi nners will b e at the AHR Expo, and one of the 10 c category winners be he 2011 AHR Expo Expo Product Product selected as the overall winner of the of the Year Award. Joanna R. Turpin Of The NE WS Staff INDUSTRY BRIEFS Price Increase ■ SPX Cooling Technologies (Overland Park, Kan.) announced a 6 percent price increase on all Recold-branded factory-assembled products and options, effec-tive immediately. ■ Sherwood Valve (Washington, Pa.), includ-ing Superior Refrigeration Products, an-nounced price increases ranging between 4 and 8 percent, effective Feb. 1. ■ Ruskin Air & Sound Control (Kansas City, Mo.) announced a weighted 3.2 percent price increase on all products dependent on material content, effective Jan. 15. L Contractors ■ Joe Latore (top) and Steve Os-borne (below) of Brady (Greens-boro, N.C.) have earned the designation Certified Energy Manager ® from the Associa-tion of Energy Engineers. ■ Randall Mechanical Inc. (Apopka, Fla.) appointed Blake Thomas as vice president of the municipal projects group. ■ See INNOVATION AWARDS page 29 Manufacturers ■ Whirlpool Corp. (Benton Har-bor, Mich.) announced that Cyndi Smith and John Talman, its account managers for the Southern States Con-tract Sales Division, earned Certified Green Profes-sional (CGP) designations from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). ■ The Daikin McQuay (Minneapolis) ) applied development center in Plymouth, Minn., earned LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green en Build-ing Council (USGBC). — compiled by Cher ie ie Preville ille EX R H A PO 2 • S LAS VEGA BTU BUDDY 50 REAL LIFE SERVICE CALL SCENARIOS Written by Bill Johnson Originally posted online on the Extra Edition page of The NEWS’ Website. 011 AHR EXPO ONLINE SHOW COVERAGE Get the scoop about the AHR Expo’s on-and-off-the-show-ﬂ oor happenings and expo products at www.achrnews.com/AHR_Expo. BUY IT TODAY! Go online to www.aecstore.com and click on HVAC.