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HARDI Opens Portal to DC, Urges Members to Take Action on the HFC Phasedown

COLUMBUS, Ohio, October 30, 2019 – Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) has opened an online portal that allows individuals to easily take action in support of the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act.

Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) has introduced the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act, allowing the HVACR industry to transition to a new generation of refrigerants and maintain US leadership in air-conditioning and refrigeration technology.

A national HFC phasedown, by federal legislation, would create new manufacturing jobs in the United States, spur further investment in the U.S. economy by the HVACR industry, and ensure the continued safety and training of licensed HVACR professionals.

Senators John Kennedy (R-LA) and Thomas Carper (D-DE) have introduced the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act (AIM Act) along with 12 other original bipartisan cosponsors which would give EPA a limited grant of authority to phasedown the use of HFCs over the next 17 years. This regulation is necessary to move the industry to new HFO based refrigerants and equipment.

HARDI has streamlined the process for members to take action through a portal that creates customizable action letters and sends them to the individual’s legislators, urging them to pass the AIM Act.

The portal will be available for individuals to take action on all issues that affect the HVACR industry as they arise, giving people the opportunity to participate in the issues that affect their business.

View the portal here

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HARDI (Heating, Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International) is the single voice of wholesale distribution within the HVACR industry.

HARDI members market, distribute, and support heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration equipment, parts and supplies. HARDI Distributor members serve installation and service/replacement contractors in residential and commercial markets, as well as commercial/industrial and institutional maintenance staffs. HARDI proudly represents more than 480 distributor members representing more than 5,000 branch locations, and close to 500 suppliers, manufacturer representatives and service vendors.