From the food we eat to the products we use, quality is very important. In fact, the success of any company depends on the quality of the product or service it offers. For manufacturing companies, factors such as safety, efficiency and reliability all affect the quality of a product and ultimately influence overall customer satisfaction.
Several months ago I wrote about the Cynefin Model and the benefits of keeping things simple to the decision-making process. And a large part of decision making has to do with choice, or more accurately, the number of choices we have. Enter the “psychology of choice.”
Our industry has an opportunity in the next couple of years to accomplish some regulatory and legislative goals that we have been striving to achieve for quite some time. The new Trump Administration and a new Congress provide AHRI with a renewed chance to advocate on behalf of the vibrant HVACR industry—in some cases, to more sympathetic ears.
It has been said that noise is among the top five factors in a shopper’s decision to buy an appliance. This consumer sensitivity, and the increasing competition from Europe where strict noise standards reign, is an important motivation for product noise reduction.
Functionality will always be critical to the commercial success of small and large appliances. Consumers want their blenders to blend. They want their clothes dryers to dry. They want their dishwashers to wash dishes. Today, they expect all that—and much more.
Any fastener can perform well in the right application; the tricky part is selecting the right one for your intended use. For example, what materials do you need to bond? What is the size of the gap you need to fill? What temperatures and other environmental conditions will the bond face?
With 68,615 attending the 2017 Show, AHR Expo superseded its former all-time attendance record of 61,674 (set at the 2015 Show in Chicago) by 11.2 percent. This number was also 28.7 percent greater than the overall attendance (totaling 53,324) at the last AHR Expo held in Las Vegas in 2011.