4,000 Irreplaceable Customers and 200 Valued Manufacturers and Reps took part at 35th ABCO EXPO 2016. The ABCO EXPO is the largest independent HVAC and Refrigeration trade show in the Northeast and once again took place at Terrace on the Park in Flushing, NY. An energized gathering of HVAC and Refrigeration manufacturers, contractors, builders, engineers, architects, students and instructors attended to engage with the nearly 200 exhibits, product demonstrations, many Tech Tips classes—and each other. “From all over the Northeast—from Washington, DC to Boston— a great number of customers, partners and students came to see all the latest innovations from the industry’s leading manufacturers and suppliers—eye-to-eye and in-person,” said Hugh Drumm, ABCO Executive Vice President of HVAC Sales. “Our ABCO EXPO continues to establish and renew relationships and promote the exchange of important information and ideas in an exciting format.”
ABCO CEO Michael Senter stated at the exhibitor luncheon: “ABCO’s success comes from our intensity, integrity, honesty and independence. We are a family at ABCO, and this dedication and devotion to each other helps us deliver a distinct qualitative difference to our customers and partners.” ABCO is the industry’s definitive source for authoritative information about HVAC/R commercial and residential technologies, products and specifications. Through our annual ABCO EXPO and our many ongoing ABCO University courses, ABCO helps train HVAC professionals in this increasingly technologically advanced field. An essential component of ABCO training involves attracting and developing students to pursue HVAC careers. These represent important new domestic jobs to succeed in the new economy. High-paying jobs are in tremendous demand in the New York metro area and throughout the U.S. Recent research reports conducted by the HVACR Workforce Development Foundation state that current demand for HVAC/R employment—jobs that cannot be exported—far outstrips the supply of HVAC/R workers.
In addition, ABCO believes in giving back to the community through a variety of charitable initiatives. At the ABCO EXPO—in partnership with Luxaire and others—ABCO again sponsored a Make-A-Wish Foundation raffle that raised over $5,000 for children with life-threatening illnesses. Since 2002, ABCO and its partners have raised more than $1.5 million for Make-A-Wish Metro New York & Western New York.
ABCO University Tech Sessions at ABCO EXPO covered a range of the industry’s most important new developments. These included: Luxaire—Introduction to Luxaire SE Control board for commercial systems and the new LX Residential Package systems; Mitsubishi Electric—Mitsubishi M&P New Product Update: Whole Home Solutions & WI-FI Controls; Copeland—Emerson E360: Prepare for Changes Coming toOur Industry; Chemours—New Generation Refrigerants: Heatcraft—Refrigeration, Regulations and the Quick Response Controller. Copeland—Emerson E360: Prepare for Changes Coming to Our Industry; Chemours—New Generation Refrigerants: Heatcraft—Refrigeration, Regulations and the Quick Response Controller.
ABCO EXPO has become the go-to show for major HVAC and Refrigeration manufacturers, contractors, builders and architects. Admission was free of charge. ABCO Applications Specialists, Sales Consultants and team members from all of ABCO’s locations throughout the Northeast were on hand to help everyone stay on top of this rapidly evolving industry.
Zoomlock drew crowds at the Sporlan / Parker booth to purchase the amazing tool that can make copper line connections without brazing.