New York City is the 2014 home of the AHR Expo Graphic purchased from

The 2014 edition of the AHR Exposition wil be held at the Javob Javits Center in New York City from January 21-23. This graphic was used on the cover of the January 2014 issue of Contracting magazine.

In an Optimistic World, 2014 Should be a Good Year for the HVACR Industry

With the AHR Expo right around the corner, you've already begun to hear and read the annual cascade of glowing predictions about the year ahead. Well it's time to get real. The opinions are mine. If you disagree with it, write me and we'll get a conversation going.

This time last year the buzz was about the Mayan calendar and its prediction that the end of the world was nigh. So much for ancient predictions. Still, everything wasn’t warm and fuzzy in 2013 either. Never mind all the political craziness, the U.S. economy squeaked along in one of the most drawn-out recoveries this editor has ever seen.

Last January, as this industry prepared to trave

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