U.S. HVACR average distributor monthly sales reversed course in a big way in January 2013. After a decrease of 1.8% in December 2012, average distributor monthly sales gained 19.4% in January 2013, according to HARDI.
Renewable energy inventory may be a viable business solution for today’s HVACR distributor – if the timing is right, and the products are shipped to the proper location.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a No Action Assurance Letter to the manufacturers and importers of R-22, now allowing production and importation of the refrigerant. This letter is valid until December 31, 2013 or until the R-22 Allocation rule is finalized by the EPA, whichever comes first.
25C tax credit included in Fiscal Cliff Deal, R-22 Rulemaking now at OMB, IRS issues new withholding rules, and other news & notes
(HARDI) announced that the steady sales growth of 2012 persisted in November with the average U.S. HVACR distributor reporting a 6% sales increase for the month.
The latest HARDI advisory update includes R-22 allocations and production, regional standards, and ‘fiscal cliff’ impact. HARDI (Heating, Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International) is the single voice of wholesale distribution within the HVACR industry.
The healthy double-digit gain was widespread with six of the seven reporting regions showing growth for the month and a nice rebound from the 4.7% decline in September.
Concerns over the impact that regional standards would have on equipment and repair parts demand (particularly in R-22 phasedown) dominated 2nd annual HARDI town hall meeting for Distributors.
Our Southeast Sales Manager Patti Cabauatan recaps 2012 HARDI meetings (Orlando, FL) and discusses interesting topics on the current recovery and reclaim habits of the contractor regarding CFC’s and HCFC’s.