The Heating, Airconditioning, and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) Board of Directors voted unanimously to create a new Hydronics Radiant Heat Council in reaction to the growing importance these products have among many HARDI distributors.
HARDI Councils are intended to give attention to specific product groups, to bring together the manufacturers of such products and current or interested distributors, to discuss product and system-focused issues, challenges, and trends.
The new Council will join the current HVAC Systems Equipment Council, the Refrigeration Council, and the Controls Council.
The Hydronics Radiant Heat Council will be especially important for members in the Northeast, Great Lakes, and mountain regions where the residential markets in particular rely heavily on such products.
Randy Tice, APR Supply in Lebanon, PA will serve as the Council's inaugural chairperson. Bill Bergamini, ILLCO, Inc., Aurora, IL is first vice chair.
The new council is expected to hold its first formal meeting during the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting May 6-9, Galloway, NJ.
HARDI speculates that the new Council will seek to forge partnerships with other industry organizations focused in this product group including manufacturer and service associations.
HARDI estimates that a third of its 450 members are active in hydronics.
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