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NATE Advantage February 2017

17 Mar 2017


The NATE Advantage – February 2017

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February 2017:
Celebrate 20 Years of NATE Certification, Recognize Certifiers

In the February issue of the NATE advantage, we celebrate 20 years of NATE certification, recognize NATE certifiers at the annual HARDI Conference, and NATE serves as Bronze sponsor of the 2017 IGSHPA Technical Conference and Expo. Plus, the NATE Board of Trustees has announced its roster for 2016-2017.  
It’s Time to #CelebrateWithNATE 20 Years of Certification
This year marks the 20th anniversary of North American Technician Excellence (NATE). Visit www.natex.org/celebratewithnate for information on celebration activities, including National NATE Testing Week, March 6-11 and a special anniversary sale at the NATE online store!

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National NATE Testing Week, March 6-11
Thinking of testing in March? Over 100 NATE approved testing providers have signed up to host testing for interested technicians during our first ever National NATE Testing Week, in honor of NATE’s 20th anniversary. Click here to see if there’s a testing site near you.
NATE Board of Trustees Announces Membership
The North American Technician Excellence (NATE) Board of Trustees has announced its roster for 2016-2017, including a new chairman and new and replacement members elected to serve for the new term.

The NATE Board of Trustees named David McIlwaine, president, CEO and founder of HVAC Distributors in Mount Joy, PA as the 2016-2017 Chairman of the Board. McIlwaine earned an MBA from Drexel University and served on several community and industry boards and committees, including Assets Lancaster, Associated Builders and Contractors, HARDI, and the Boy Scouts of America. He has been honored with various awards including the Small Business Person of the Year by the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Boy Scouts of America Leadership Award.

Wade Mayfield, President of Thermal Services, Inc. of Omaha, NE will now assume the role of Immediate Past Chairman, after serving for two consecutive terms as Chairman of the Board.

See a complete board listing at http://natex.org/site/390/About-Us/Board

NATE Recognizes NATE Certifiers at HARDI Conference
At the 2016 Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) Annual Conference in Colorado Springs, NATE recognized nine HARDI member companies for their outstanding efforts to promote NATE technician certification in the HVACR industry. The 2016 awardees will receive large banner signs, which they can display in their locations to recognize their accomplishments, while also driving interest in NATE technician certification among their customers. In addition, each will receive a cash prize to be used to celebrate with their staff.
Click here to view the list of awardees.
NATE Serves as Bronze Sponsor of 2017 IGSHPA Technical Conference and Expo
DIG IN to the ground-source heat pump industry at the 2017 IGSHPA Conference and Expo March 14-16 in Denver, Colorado, at the Crowne Plaza Denver International Airport Convention Center. With a new start day, expanded breakout session slots, and dedicated expo hours, the IGSHPA Conference and Expo provides attendees with the tools and information needed to take their business to the next level. Conference sponsors are platinum sponsor WaterFurnace International, silver sponsor EarthLinked Technologies Inc., and bronze sponsors AWEB Supply, Geo Excel, and North American Technician Excellence. For more information about the 2017 IGSHPA Conference and Expo, contact Erin Portman at erin@igshpa.org or register at www.igshpaconference.com.
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