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HARDI Releases Short Film Version of Documentary, Hot Commodity

COLUMBUS, Ohio, September 25, 2019– Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) has released the Short Film version of their HVAC Workforce Recruitment Initiative Documentary, Hot Commodity. A tool to help increase awareness of the HVAC industry and its career opportunities.

When completed, Hot Commodity will be a full-length film, with the primary intent of reaching an audience of high school and college students, who visit streaming platforms to learn about things that they may be unfamiliar with and who are trying to find the right career path.

HARDI plans to cut the film into shorter pieces that can be used to target different audiences. This is where the recently released short film comes to play.

“We wanted to give our members something tangible to use for recruitment. Something to show young individuals entering the workforce the opportunities available to them within the HVAC industry,” said Director of Marketing and Sales Chris DeBoer. “Members can utilize this film on their website, at career fairs, or on their social media pages to showcase the industry and the careers it offers.”

The film was first introduced at HARDI’s 2018 Annual Conference. While the film was scheduled to debut soon after the conference, after taking into account member feedback, HARDI decided to add more individuals to the film, including contractors, to get a full picture of the HVAC industry.

The full documentary is scheduled to be released late Fall 2019. To learn more about the project, or if you would like to get involved, contact Chris DeBoer at To view the short film and to learn more about HARDI’s workforce recruitment initiative visit:


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.