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NARSA Plans Two Conferences and International Tour for 2018 PDF Print Email
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 10:05 AM

NARSA Plans Two Conferences and International Tour for 2018

The NARSA Heat Exchange Meeting Machine is revving up with plans for two conferences and an international tour this year.

Spring forward to the Management Conference

First up will be the NARSA Management Conference in Gadsden, Alabama, April 19 – 21, 2018.  Loyal NARSA benefactor C,G & J Heat Transfer will host the event and will open the manufacturing facility as well as Brice Thomas Radiator for tours and demonstrations. Other programming will take place at the Mary G. Hardin Gadsden Cultural Arts Center in the heart of downtown historic Gadsden.

C,G & J manufactures a variety or products including charge air coolers, radiators and other specialty heat exchangers. Brice Thomas Radiator is a full-service cooling system and A/C service center that provides services and products for RVs, antiques, passenger cars, farm equipment as well as for racing and high performance.

The NARSA Board of Directors will be meeting at the Mary G. Hardin Cultural Center on Thursday, April 19.  The conference will begin on the afternoon of Friday, April 20.  Programming at the Center will include a luncheon, management sessions followed by a table top reception.

Attendees may want to come in early to visit the very special Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Birmingham. Birmingham is also the closest airport and is 58 miles or 60 minutes from Gadsden.

The Barber Motorsports Museum, with its creative architecture and great attention to detail, is home to over 1,400 motorcycles that span over 100 years of production. More than 650 bikes can be seen on any given day, and 200 different manufacturers from 20 countries are represented in the collection—from Harley-Davidson, Honda, and Indian—to Showa, DSK, and Cagiva. The museum also features the world’s most extensive Lotus collection, anchored by the Lotus 21. The museum also displays rare race cars, including the 1964 Ferrari F-158, in which John Surtees won the 1964 Formula 1 Driver's World Championship. The schedule is listed below: 

NARSA Management Conference • April 19 to 21, 2018
Host: C, G & J Heat Transfer
Location: Gadsden, Alabama
  • Thursday, April 19, NARSA Board Meets
  • Friday, April 20, Conference begins with lunch, sessions and table top displays
  • Saturday, April 21, Tours, demonstrations, table tops at C, G & J Heat Transfer

NARSA International Tour

Plans are just coming together but it looks like it the tour will visit NARSA member facilities in Western Europe, May 24 -26, 2018. Details will be released just as soon as the schedule and destinations are confirmed. 

Fall is for Heavy Duty

There's more to Louisville, KY than bourbon and horse racing. It will be the site for the 2018 NARSA Heavy Duty Heating and Cooling Conference and the 2nd Sharp Skills Competition, September 13-15, 2018.

NARSA is very fortunate to have Roppel Industries hosting the event at its new HD repair shop. The hotel is the Marriott Louisville East which is minutes from the Roppel facility.

Programming will begin on Thursday, September 13 with sessions at the hotel, table top exhibits and reception. Friday, September 14 will see technical and business sessions at the hotel, welcome and orientation for the Skills Competition at Roppel's late Friday afternoon. Friday evening will be open. Downtown Louisville and the popular Fourth Street Live with a variety of restaurants, clubs and activities are about 20 minutes from the Marriott.

Saturday will feature demonstrations, the skills competition and table top exhibits at Roppel's.

Additional plans include a golf tournament, tours to area attractions and a board meeting.

NARSA Heavy Duty Conference • September 13-15, 2018
Host: Roppel Industries
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
  • Thursday, September 13, Sessions, Table Top Displays, Reception
  • Friday, Sept. 14, Sessions, Awards Luncheon, Skills Competition Orientation
  • Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 Sharp Skills Competition, BBQ lunch, demonstrations, table top displays

 

For all NARSA meeting information including sponsorship opportunities, table top contracts, and registration go to: www.narsa.org/events.

 
NARSA Honors Stand Out Young Leaders at the Convention PDF Print Email
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 09:23 AM

NARSA Honors Stand Out Young Leaders at the Convention

LAS VEGAS, NV – Once again NARSA opportunities, innovations and knowledge were front and center at its annual convention at AAPEX.  From board meeting to closing session, the venue provided a great opportunity to hear and see firsthand the vibrant culture of the global automotive aftermarkets.

"Attending AAPEX is a big investment in time and money but well worth it," said NARSA Executive Director Wayne Juchno.  He said that for industry veterans like himself the run up to AAPEX is full of mixed emotions. "You know it can be a grind and in some ways, you aren't looking forward to a lot of that. Once you get there, things change and change quickly. You see old friends and colleagues and meet a few new ones, and before you know it you are totally immersed and enjoying the opportunity. There is so much to see and to know. It is incredible."

Also incredible was the volunteer work some very special NARSA members put into the organization this past year.  NARSA President David Bienvenu in his remarks at the NARSA Membership Meeting and Awards Ceremony repeatedly praised the board members for their selfless efforts. He pointed out a new generation of NARSA leaders who he jokingly referred to as millennials only in age.

 
Young Man of the Year Kyle Rickermann, Affton Radiator & A/C Service and NARSA President David Bienvenu of Radiator Service Co.
Young Man of the Year Kyle Rickermann, Affton Radiator & A/C Service and NARSA President David Bienvenu of Radiator Service Co. 
 

Kyle Rickermann of Affton Radiator and A/C Service was named Young Man of the Year for his all-round efforts as co-chair of the HD Conference Committee, Secretary of the Board, committee member on the Training and Certification Committee as well as a member of the Finance and Spring Conference Committees. In all his activities he has been recognized as a true leader who leads by example and has the overwhelming drive to make things successful.  Committees are the back bone to project development as well as the drivers for fundraising.

 

Left: International Award Rafael Taveras Jr. Of Industria Core S.A., NARSA President, David Bienvenu of Radiator Service Co., Leadership Award Robert Duran of Cooling Systems Caribe

Other notable young leaders recognized included Rafael Taveras Jr. of Industria Core S.A. for his work with the NARSA International Tour and the HD Conference.  Rafael received the International Award for his contributions to the worldwide heat exchange community.

Robert Duran of Cooling Systems Caribe and Brady Lange of Maas Radiator were honored with leadership awards for their work on several of the meeting committees as well as the Board of Directors Bryan Braswell of Rocky Mount Radiator & A/C received the Technical Merit Award for his work that resulted in the creation of the module system for collecting and storing technical information. The first module was on Charged Air Cooling with Diesel Particulate Filters targeted for 2018.

  

Left: Technical Merit Award Bryan Braswell of Rocky Mount Radiator & A/C, NARSA President David Bienvenu of Radiator Service Co., Distinguished Service Award Edward Moore of TitanX 

These are the young leaders honored by David Bienvenu who called them the future of NARSA. Edward Moore of TitanX was recognized for his achievements in providing content and events for the NARSA HD Conferences and his overall support of NARSA through active participation on the Board. He was honored with a Distinguished Service Award.

Both Rocore and TitanX received Industry Awards for their ongoing support. 

Election Results

The annual election of directors is made each fall at the convention. Chosen to join the Board this year were Corey Roppel of Roppel Industries and Mitch Massey of Rocore. They will serve two-year terms that began on November 1. Current officers will continue to finish their two-year terms which expire in October 2018.          

Other Board Action

The Board reviewed progress on programs and the budget for fiscal year 2017-2018. Programs were proceeding as planned and on budget during the first quarter. The board also re-iterated its support for continued development of training information and on-line training.  It was noted that the newly named Steve White Education Fund was beginning to grow with approximately $15,000 that has been set aside and dedicated to the workforce development initiative.

The Board began laying plans for a more aggressive recruiting plan and the program is expected to kick off this spring.

Perhaps the most influential piece of Board business was its continued interest in the diesel exhaust aftertreatment market. The Board directed staff to add this area of technical and business activity to coverage in print and on-line publications.  Staff will also work with a newly formed committee to develop short and long-range plans to build membership and programming for what the Board sees as a high-growth area for NARSA and its members.

The annual golf tournament had been renamed the Seekins O'Connor Golf Cup Challenge and the first competition under this banner was held at the Desert Pine Golf Course. The tournament was re-named to honor long-time board leader Pat O'Connor who retired from the Board this past year. The first place team was Mark Taylor, Kyle Rickermann, Aaron LaLonde, and Bryan Braswell.

      

 
TSM Newest Branch Location in Secaucus, NJ PDF Print Email
Thursday, November 30, 2017 02:37 PM

Thermal Solutions Manufacturing Announces the Opening of its Newest Branch Location in Secaucus (Newark International Airport) NJ

Thermal Solutions Manufacturing announces the opening of its newest branch location in Secaucus (Newark International Airport) NJ. USPack Logistics, 601 Penhorn Ave, Secaucus, NJ, 07094. This new location will open for will call and delivery service September 18, 2017.

Roland Ewert, Vice President of Sales and Marketing is once again excited to announce the expansion of Thermal Solutions' distribution footprint into the New Jersey/ New York market. This area previously serviced from our Cleveland, OH branch, will now receive “same day” delivery and one hour will call service in northern New Jersey and New York City metropolitan areas. The toll free contact number for customer service is (800) 776- 4225. This location will benefit from a “market specific” inventory plan and frequent replenishment of stock from TSM’s Dallas, TX distribution center. This plan includes replacement Cores, Heavy-Duty Tough Truck* complete radiators (all constructions) and Charge Air Coolers.

Wherever You Go, We’ve Got You Covered!

- Roland Ewert Vice President Sales and Marketing

 

 
2017 NARSA Cooling Systems Appreciation Night PDF Print Email
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 08:14 AM

Don’t miss the Annual NARSA Cooling Systems Appreciation Night 

The Annual NARSA Cooling Systems Appreciation Night returns to Harrah’s Las Vegas on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at the NARSA National Convention at AAPEX.

Escape the AAPEX show floor and Las Vegas Halloween, to network and unwind with NARSA members and AAPEX registered buyers of cooling systems products. Enjoy light bites and cocktails in a low-key enjoyable atmosphere with NARSA National Convention sponsors and Table Top Exhibitors.

 

Register for the NARSA National Convention 

 

Visit with NARSA Sponsors:

 

DIAMOND Sponsor

CSF, The Cooling Experts, have been serving the US aftermarket for almost 4 decades. With over 30 million units sold, CSF is your exclusive source for Radiators, Condensers, Intercoolers, Inverter Coolers, Racing Radiators and Pressure Caps. Whatever the application, trust CSF radiators to keep your vehicle running cool.

Visit CSF at AAPEX Booth #5304
www.csfimports.com
NARSA Member Since 1986
 

 

RUBY Sponsor

From HVAS Tubing to Automotive Heat Exchangers. Thermasys Tubing delivers aluminum and brass tubes by utilizing one of the more than 300 profiles already tooled. Whether it’s seam-welded aluminum or brass tubing, Thermays Tubing’s product range includes a wide selection of various profiles, shapes, and dimensions that cover just about any possible heat-transfer application.

Visit them at AAPEX Booth #5412
www.termasystubingmfg.com
NARSA Member Since 1986
 
 
SAPPHIRE Sponsor
 
Whether you’re a mom-and-pop shop or a large-scale industrial enterprise, Thermal Solutions Manufacturing leads the pack in providing heavy duty cooling products for the industrial and truck aftermarket.
 
Visit Thermal Solutions Manufacturing Booth #5527
www.thermalsoltuionsmfg.com
NARSA Member Since 2009
 

                                

SAPPHIRE Sponsor 

Arzon supplies partners throughout the globe, offering a variety of materials in assorted shapes and sizes.  Their core competency and focus remains strictly on welded brass and aluminum tube production.  Using only the highest quality alloys, Arzon has built a strong working relationship with all tier-1 global material suppliers.

Visit Arzon Limited Booth #5416
www.arzonlimited.com
NARSA Member Since 1984

 

 

SAPPHIRE Sponsor

With over 60 years of manufacturing experience, KOYORAD offers high quality aftermarket original replacement radiators and condensers for import, European and domestic applications. Along with radiators and condensers KOYORAD also offers high quality intercoolers and external oil coolers.

Visit KOYORAD Booth #5310
www.koyorad.com
NARSA Member Since 2002
 
 
 


SAPPHIRE Sponsor

It can be done with Johnson!  Johnson Manufacturing produces Solders and Fluxes for Soldering and Brazing applications, such as Liquid Fluxes, Tinning Compounds, Paste Solders, Powdered Fluxes, and Aluminum Repair Alloys.  They also carry torches, tools, clamps and other supplies for Heat Exchanger Repair.   

Visit Johnson Mfg. at AAPEX Booth #5423
www.johnsonmfg.com
NARSA Member Since 1970

 

 

SAPPHIRE Sponsor

What started as a local radiator service shop in 1956, C,G, & J has since expanded to become one of the industry leading manufacturers of high quality all aluminum charge air coolers, oil coolers, and radiators for both industrial and automotive needs.

Visit them at The NARSA Annual Cooling Systems Appreciation Reception
www.cgj.com

 

Table Top Exhibitors:

         

 

      

 

 

Become a Sponsor or Table Top Exhibitor! 

The NARSA Annual Cooling Systems Appreciation Night continues to grow each year and is the perfect place for you to see and be seen by the leading shop owners in the global automotive cooling and air conditioning industry. Are you a leading supplier and manufacturer to the industry? Don't miss this opportunity to show your appreciation to existing customers while uncovering new accounts! 

NARSA would love to list your company as a leading sponsor or table top participant for the ever popular Cooling System Customer Appreciation Reception.

What better way to see who is here and who isn’t after the show on Tuesday by attending the reception at Harrah’s? 

Email Liz Juchno, liz@narsa.org for more information or fill out the form online or download the form.

Sponsorship Opportunities Online Form
Download the Sponsorship Form

 

 
Johnson Manufacturing Announces New Staff and Product Line PDF Print Email
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 03:44 PM

Johnson Manufacturing Announces New Staff and Product Line

Princeton, IA – Johnson Manufacturing Company announces a new addition to its Customer Service Team along with the realignment of its current team members.  Jared Popplewell will be joining the team as a sales representative after completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing at the University of Iowa.   The Customer Service team members include:

  • Aaron Morrow, V.P. Sales and Marketing (aaron.morrow@johnsonmfg.com)
  • Pat O’Connor, V.P. SA Day Products (pat.oconnor@johnsonmfg.com)
  • Dan Thompson, Export Sales Manager  (dan.thompson@johnsonmfg.com)
  • Bernie Brown, Sales Engineer (bernie.brown@johnsonmfg.com)
  • Jared Popplewell, Sales Representative (jared.popplewell@johnsonmfg.com)

The addition of a new team member comes paired with a new addition to the Johnson product line.  In March 2017, Johnson acquired the Deoxaluminite Weld-Thru Primer product line from D.C. Sales & Engineering Inc.    

Deoxaluminite

Deoxaluminite, the original, and still highly preferred aluminum-based, rust-inhibiting, weld-through primer that has been widely used for many industrial welding applications for over fifty years. Industry applications include – oil and gas pipelines, outside storage tanks, municipal water towers, plus many, many others where steel may be required to be stored for extended periods prior to welding.

Johnson Manufacturing Company is a manufacturer and global supplier of Solders, Soldering and Brazing Fluxes, Tinning Compounds, Industrial Chemicals, Supplies and Tools.  For example, Johnson Manufacturing produces S.A. Day concentrated fluxes for heat exchanger manufacturers in over thirty countries.  Johnson also alloys high purity, vacuum cast solders for many different industries worldwide.

Johnson, with all its’ various product lines, is located in Princeton, Iowa, where all our orders are received, processed, shipped and billed.  Facilities are ISO 9001:2008 Registered and they ship via UPS daily, along with many commercial carriers in accordance with all existing Global Harmonized Standards (GHS).

Plan to visit this NARSA Member in the NARSA Mobile Heat Transfer /Heating/Air Conditioning Pavilion in booth 5423 at AAPEX 2017.  

 
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