IAPMO R&T, North America’s premier third party certification body for mechanical products, IAPMO EGS, and the Radiant Professionals Alliance (RPA) on Wednesday concluded the 2015 AHR Expo, a three-day, 465,000-square-foot show at Chicago’s McCormick Place featuring more than 2,000 companies representing every segment of the HVACR industry. The show drew 62,000 visitors, making it the most attended in the AHR Expo’s history.
IAPMO R&T and EGS enjoyed heavy visitation to their booths as representatives promoted the wide range of product testing and conformance assessment services available to manufacturers throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Representatives explained updates to the Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC®), discussed new and expanded services — including Mexican certification — and IAPMO EGS’ recent recognition by OSHA as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory.
“The AHR Expo always provides an excellent opportunity for IAPMO R&T to demonstrate our comprehensive HVACR services to both existing and prospective clients among the industry’s top manufacturers,” said Ohannes Dembekjian, a senior vice president with IAPMO R&T. “The face-to-face time we receive is invaluable as we strengthen relationships and forge new ones.”
For a second consecutive year, the RPA held its Annual Meeting and Conference concurrently with the AHR Expo, holding elections for its Board of Directors, hosting a luncheon to update members on the status of numerous RPA initiatives — including the addition of hydronics into the Uniform Solar Energy Code® (USEC) — and presenting a number of educational seminars. RPA representatives also manned a booth on the show floor, extolling the virtues of radiant comfort.
“Partnering with the AHR show again this year further enhanced the conference experience for RPA members with expanded educational opportunities and, of course, the largest gathering of industry movers and shakers on hand for all three days,” said RPA Executive Director Mark Eatherton. “We came to grow radiant, and that’s exactly what we did.”
The 2016 AHR Expo will be held in Orlando, Fla., Jan. 25-27, 2016. For more information, direct your web browser to ahrexpo.com.
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