Hey, did you attend AHR? How was your show experience? Hopefully, you connected with new people and hit all the points you wanted to hit. I would say the experience on our end was a success. Not only did we connect with everyone on our long lists, but we got the idea wheels to turn.
It was a hopping show. The floor was packed with eager bodies and covered in wood shavings (thanks Milwaukee Tool). Off the top of my head some of my highlights included: attending a session on radiant cooling projects in Chicago, Rheem Triton training, celebrating special moments with ECR, Taco hospitality event, listening as Ingrid Mattsson won an award. This, mixed with the whole slew of innovative, new products set off a ton of lightbulbs. Finally, I got to hang out with Harvey Ramer, our PHC News columnist, and Christopher Garcia, the editor of our Mexican publication, Especificar — two people I usually only interact with via email. Bonding is great. I had a great time interacting with everyone on my team in this setting and meeting new people.
I’d like to say more on this, but I’d rather show you in our March issue, which will have a full-blooded review of our favorite things at the show held in McCormick Place.
Okay, so what about this issue? Oh, don’t you worry. As soon as you flip (or scroll) through February, you will realize that this is a pretty solid issue. Our focus is on trucks and the contractors behind them. In a day and age where online marketing is where it’s at, our truck feature is a casual reminder that word-of-mouth and in-person showmanship are still important. We see you. Thank you to everyone who submitted their truck and shared their story!
Other pieces I’m pretty excited about: REUSE! Box Truck Tiny House — if you like creative tiny house projects then you need to check this one out. We have pieces on prefabricated bathrooms, Uponor’s Pro Squad of plumbers who will be working with the Phyn leak detection system, water treatment of HVAC systems and our WWETT show preview. Then, see what your favorite columnist cooked up — creating healthy working places, trusting in products, hydronics and more.
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