Register for The NARSA International Tour 2018 - The Netherlands PDF Print Email
Thursday, March 15, 2018 11:47 AM

NARSA International Tour 2018 - The Netherlands

The Netherlands – Aurubis and NRF (Nederlandse Radiateuren Fabriek)
May 23-26, 2018

One Super Opportunity to Tour the Aurubis Plant in Zutphen and NRF in Mill, The Netherlands

The NARSA International Tour is a unique learning experience that brings a small group together to travel to businesses around the world that are part of their industry to learn and to enjoy the diversity of cultures and commerce in the world.

The NARSA International Tour travels to the Netherlands, May 23-26, 2018 for tours and demonstrations from NARSA International Members, Aurubis and NRF. Get a live and in person global perspective on the heat exchange business by touring the facilities of two NARSA members in Europe. Aurubis is a world-wide supplier of metals for heat exchange products and NRF is a global supplier of heat exchange products for automotive, rail, machinery and marine applications.

Aurubis - Netherlands B.V.
Aurubis is a world-wide supplier of metals for heat exchange products. Aurubis produces an extensive portfolio of rolled products made of copper and copper alloys in Zutphen, from standard copper to high-quality specialty alloys, including brass alloys, copper-tin-alloys and our unique alloy CuproBraze®. Aurubis Netherlands B.V. is one of the four dedicated production units of the flat rolled products (FRP) business line. Aurubis Netherlands B.V. employs 330 people.

NRF - Nederlandse Radiateuren Fabriek
Since 1927 NRF is a leading manufacturer and supplier of cooling products for the automotive market, industrial, railway and marine sector. NRF is known for the production of high quality radiators, but also produces and supplies a large range of other engine cooling and air conditioning products. NRF has global engineering, testing and development facilities. Large retailers of vehicle parts, radiator shops and specialists in more than 80 countries worldwide daily rely on NRF’s high quality products.


The schedule can be found on the NARSA International 2018 Tour - The Netherlands event page. Click the button below to view. 



Accommodations & Transportation

You will be staying in two hotels during The NARSA International Tour in The Netherlands, May 23-25, 2018. NARSA will be reserving your sleeping rooms for you. Please, contact Liz Juchno at to request a registration form. 

Transportation is provided to and from hotels to Aurubis and NRF. Attendees are required to find their own transportation to the hotel in Zutphen on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. For more information, contact Liz Juchno at to request a registration form. 

To Register

Attendance is limited to 25 persons and we want to make sure we can accommodate as many people as we can, as soon as we can. Please email, Liz Juchno at to get your registration form.

Registration fees are due upon registration and will be un-refundable if we are unable to re-sell any cancellation.

*NARSA will not accept registrations via phone. For record keeping, please email, fax or direct mail registration form only. Thank you. 

New addition to the 2018 NARSA Spring Conference Program: Disaster Planning: A True Story PDF Print Email
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 01:15 PM

New addition to the 2018 NARSA Spring Conference Program: Disaster Planning: A True Story

NARSA member Robert Duran of Cooling Systems Caribe Inc. in Puerto Rico will related how they weathered not one but two back-to-back hurricanes this past year.  First it was Hurricane Irma in Early September.  On September 4, Puerto Rico declared a state of emergency. By September 6, the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency had deployed response teams in Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands. Supplies, including food rations, medical supplies, and blankets, were pre-staged in strategic locations on the islands for distribution. The rebuilding continues to this day.

Then on late Sept. 20 Hurricane Maria hits. The death toll in Puerto Rico is believed to be far higher than the official toll of 64 with estimates of the actual loss of life ranging from 500 to more than 1,000. Maria wrought catastrophic damage to the entirety of Dominica, which suffered an island-wide communication blackout. Much of the housing stock and infrastructure were left beyond repair, while the island's lush vegetation had been practically eradicated. The islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique endured widespread flooding, damaged roofs and uprooted trees. Puerto Rico suffered catastrophic damage, including destruction of its previously damaged electrical grid. For weeks in Maria's wake, most of the island's population suffered from flooding and lack of resources, compounded by the slow relief process. Total losses from the hurricane are estimated at upwards of $91.61 billion (2017 USD), mostly in Puerto Rico, ranking it as the third-costliest tropical cyclone on record.

Hurricanes, Nor'easters, blizzards, tornadoes, floods – nature has many ways to stop your business in its tracks. Relief efforts depend on heavy equipment, fire equipment and rescue trucks. Repair shops are needed to keep machinery working quickly and efficiently. Robert Duran will share with you his story and how to prepare your business for the worst imaginable. He will cover: 

  • Disaster plan
  • Redundant internet
  • Cash
  • Inventory
  • SAT ph​o​ne, Messenger
  • Offsite activation
  • Switching landline to cell
  • Fuel
  • Generators
  • Propane vs. Diesel
  • Batteries
  • Employee communications:  radio ads
  • Cell phones​: different providers​

For more on the Friday program that features a networking luncheon with keynote speaker NARSA President David Bienvenu Of Radiator Service Inc., sessions on family succession planning, DPF repair practices and saving money and downtime with safe business practices, and an end of day reception and table top exhibit.

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Member Mailing Completed; Did You Get Your 2018 Decal? PDF Print Email
Friday, February 02, 2018 12:09 PM

Member Mailing Completed; Did You Get Your 2018 Decal?

The annual NARSA member mailing has been completed. All members in good standing were sent two NARSA 2018 decals. Along with the insignia was a letter thanking them for their continued support.

Dear Colleagues: 

Thank you for being a member. This organization is dedicated to helping you and your business by providing information, networking opportunities, and education. For more than 60 years, NARSA members have made the organization a great resource for all through their dedication to mentoring and sharing. Your membership supports an unwavering spirit in the power of believing in the support of the industry to build successful businesses. 

NARSA exists to create access to opportunities for its members through innovation, knowledge, and opportunities. In 2018, look for great learning opportunities at the Spring Conference in Gadsden, AL, April 19-21; the International Tour to the Netherlands, May 24 -25; the Heavy-Duty Conference, in Louisville, KY, Sept. 13-15; the Skills Competition, Sept. 25 in Louisville; and AAPEX, Oct. 30 to Nov. 1. As a NARSA member you receive advanced notice of the events, facilitated registration, and a significantly discounted price to participate and attend.

NARSA is also about professionalism. Enclosed you will find membership decals that you may want to post to show your customers, employees, and suppliers that you are a part of NARSA.

Best wishes for your success in the coming year and beyond. Thank you for your continued support. As always, please feel free to call or email me with your comments and suggestions.




Wayne Juchno

Executive Director



Clean Diesel Powers State Economies, Provides American Jobs PDF Print Email
Friday, February 02, 2018 12:06 PM

Clean Diesel Powers State Economies, Provides American Jobs 

WASHINGTON —The Diesel Technology Forum (the Forum) has released an analysis of the broad impact of clean diesel on state economies. A look through the Forum's searchable, state-by-state breakdowns and statistics shows how diesel powers each state's economy and is the backbone of its transportation systems.

For each of the 50 U.S. states, plus Washington, D.C., the new resource identifies the state's population of diesel-powered commercial trucks, marine vessels, transit and school buses, and light-duty vehicles; number of renewable fuel producers and stations; diesel fuel consumption; and diesel-related manufacturing and jobs. Each state page also features news and print-friendly fact sheets with infographics tailored for that state.

"With its unmatched combination of energy density, fuel efficiency, power and performance, the newest generation of clean diesel technology meets the increasing demands of truckers, construction companies and farmers while also delivering lower greenhouse gas emissions and cleaner air for everyone," said Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the Forum. "This new resource makes it easy for states to recognize the important role clean diesel technology has in our country's future."

Nationwide, clean diesel engines drive 15 key sectors of the U.S. economy, including agriculture, forestry, mining, construction, logistics, warehousing and other goods movement industries supporting retail and the larger manufacturing sector.

In 2016, manufacturing facilities across 14 states produced nearly 880,000 heavy-duty diesel engines. More than 33 percent (nearly 300,000) of these engines were manufactured by American companies in North Carolina. The production of diesel engines and the vehicles and equipment they power along with affiliated components, emissions control technologies, clean diesel fuel and advanced biofuels generate more than $455 billion in economic wealth, according to research commissioned by the Diesel Technology Forum. $46 billion of this U.S.-made technology reaches overseas markets. Nationwide, the diesel industry is responsible for generating more than 1.25 million American jobs; nearly 30,000 of these jobs are concentrated in Texas.

Diesel engine, vehicle and equipment manufacturers continue their record of innovation by making their products more efficient and sustainable, incorporating hybrid and electric drive components and renewable fuel capabilities, thereby ensuring a role in the future. Advanced emissions control systems, such as selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems, ensure that the newest generation of clean diesel engines achieve near-zero levels of smog-forming compounds – reducing emissions by more than 90 percent over technologies manufactured just a decade ago.

Beyond manufacturing, each state's economy benefits from large workforce and training sectors dedicated to servicing and maintaining diesel engines, vehicles, equipment and fueling operations, along with the public and private services they provide that can be found in every community. 

Diesel is the backbone of America's transportation systems, powering the movement of 90 percent of the country's freight tonnage. Ninety-five percent of heavy-duty commercial trucks on U.S. roads are manufactured in the U.S. The newest technology clean diesel trucks power 30 percent of commercial vehicles in the United States – almost 3 million Class 3 through 8 heavy-duty trucks – delivering significant emission reductions and substantial fuel savings.

Diesel is the predominant power source for public transit and intercity bus services nationwide.

Diesel-powered buses transport approximately 55 percent of America's elementary and secondary school students to and from school.

Diesel is the predominant powertrain used in marine operations including a wide array of work boats and passenger ferries.

Visit the Forum's website at to find out how clean diesel plays a role in your state.

Top 10 Most Common Vehicle Repairs PDF Print Email
Friday, February 02, 2018 11:53 AM

Top 10 Most Common Vehicle Repairs

BETHESDA, MD — Changing the oil and oil filter, replacing wiper blades and air filters, and scheduled maintenance top the list of the 10 most common vehicle repairs of 2017, according to the Car Care Council.

According to research conducted by IMR Inc., an industry leader in automotive research, the top 10 most common vehicle repairs performed by vehicle owners and their trusted repair shops are:

  • Oil/oil filter changed
  • Wiper blades replacement
  • Replace air filter
  • Scheduled maintenance
  • New tires
  • Battery replacement
  • Brake work
  • Antifreeze added
  • Engine tune-up
  • Wheels aligned/balanced

"We thank IMR for sharing this important and informative data with the Car Care Council," said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. "With scheduled maintenance toward the top of the list, these findings are a sign that more motorists understand the importance of routine vehicle maintenance and are taking steps to ensure the safety and dependability of their vehicles."

The Car Care Council is the source of information for the "Be Car Care Aware" consumer education campaign promoting the benefits of regular vehicle care, maintenance and repair to consumers. For a copy of the council's Car Care Guide or for more information, visit

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