Airgas Refrigerants Has Successful 2015 AHR Expo

February 18, 2015

Chicago’s McCormick Place saw a record 61,000 attendees at the 2015 AHR Expo January 26-28. Airgas Refrigerants was one of more than 2,100 exhibitors at the international event, which is co-sponsored by ASHRAE and AHRI. Airgas Refrigerants is a proud member of both organizations and is a mainstay at the annual expo, with one of the largest distributor booths on the floor.

Airgas marketing and sales team members met with customers and prospective customers, members of the press, partners and wholesalers. With the R-22 phaseout being just a few years away, an active regulatory environment aimed at speeding lower GWP refrigerants to market, and the most recent developments in the rescinding of tariffs on R-134a from China, Airgas Refrigerants staff fielded many questions about supplies, pricing, alternative refrigerants and Airgas’ plans for the coming year.

“There is no forum like the AHR Expo, which brings together so many members of the refrigerants, air conditioning and refrigeration industries,” said Jay Kestenbaum, Senior Vice President of Sales and Purchasing for Airgas Refrigerants. “This is a vibrant community that’s getting much more involved as government regulations change frequently steering market conditions.”

On the 600 square foot (40×15) booth, 10-15 Airgas Refrigerants sales team members and marketing staff generated more than 1,000 leads. Visitors spun the booth’s well-loved prize wheel vying for prizes from battery power packs to Starbucks gift cards to phone holders and more than a half dozen other rewards. We hope you’ll join us at the 2016 AHR Expo January 25-27 in Orlando.