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NARSA Launches New Event in 2017 PDF Print Email
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 01:24 PM

NARSA Launches New Event in 2017 — The NARSA International Tour 

SANTO DOMINGOIndustria Core S.A. located in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, will host the first NARSA International Tour (NIT) in February 2017.  The program will feature a factory tour as well as classroom presentations.  

“We are very excited about this new educational opportunity,” commented the event’s chairman Bobby Duran of S & F Radiator in North Bergen, NJ.  “We want to truly turn NARSA into more of an international organization. By providing a forum for our international members to raise their profile while at the same time giving our core membership new opportunities to improve their business, we achieve these goals.”

NARSA member Rafael Taveras Jr. is the Vice President and principal engineer of Industria Core S.A.

Said Duran, “We want to make this an ongoing program and we want to provide a top-quality, in-person learning experience for NARSA members.  By working to keep the format and logistics simple, we think we will be able to develop a formula that can travel the globe."

In addition to Rafael and Bobby, the NIT Committee includes Maryland’s Mark Taylor of ERS Cooling Systems and NARSA’s Wayne Juchno.

February 9 is the tour date and the subject matter will focus on HVAC Condenser and chiller coil technology, theory, applications and how to properly measure and spec a replacement unit.  The day-long event will begin with a tour of the manufacturing plant of Industria Core S.A. and will include a luncheon and class room session.  Rafael Taveras Jr, the company's head engineer, will be the featured speaker. The presentation will be in English.

The registration fee will be $225 (USD) per person for NARSA members and $435 (USD) for nonmembers. The fee includes transportation to and from the plant, the plant tour, lunch, classroom presentation and refreshments. The hotel will be the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Santo Domingo which is nearby the manufacturing plant. Details on how to book rooms will be posted soon. 

Plan to arrive on the evening of February 8 and all programming will be completed by the afternoon February 9. This one-day event leaves time for attendees to add vacation before or after the event at one of the many resorts in the Dominican Republic or Caribbean.  Members may want to link up with colleagues and friends to plan their trips and invited to use the NARSA Facebook page or website to assist. 

Attendance is limited to 30 attendees.  Registration fees are prepaid and nonrefundable. Stay tuned to www.narsa.org for registration and hotel information. 

According to Wikipedia, The Dominican Republic has the ninth-largest economy in Latin America and is the largest economy in the Caribbean and Central American region. Though long known for agriculture and mining, the economy is now dominated by services. Over the last two decades, the Dominican Republic has been standing out as one of the fastest-growing economies in the Americas – with an average real GDP growth rate of 5.4 percent between 1992 and 2014. With a population of close to 1 million, Santo Domingo is the largest city in the nation. The city and its metro area has a population closer to 3 million.

 

 
Sky is the limit for Finger’s Radiator Hospital PDF Print Email
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 11:14 AM

Sky is the limit for Finger’s Radiator Hospital

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – When the MetLife Blimp started to “run a fever” due to an ailing radiator, they brought it to Finger’s Radiator Hospital for treatment. According to shop owner Frank Finger, “Our staff rodded it out and cleaned it. Now the fever has broken and MetLife Blimp’s temperature is back to normal.”

 

The MetLife Blimp is a regular at many sporting events and now has a connection to a brother NARSA member. 

With too many clogged tubes, the radiator needed a little relief. 

A rod out did the job. 

 

Finger's Radiator in North Brunswick, NJ. 

The finished product.

 

 

Frank said the patient has been released. “When you see her on television, covering your favorite sporting event, know that she was cured by a brother NARSA member.” Special thanks to Frank and the crew at Finger’s Radiator for providing the photos and story.

 

 
Welcome to St. Louis PDF Print Email
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 01:55 PM

Welcome to St. Louis 

Looking for things to do in St. Louis on your down time at the 7th Annual Heavy Duty and Heating Conference? We’ve reached out to our hosts, Affton Radiator, for the best St. Louis recommendations.

Things to Do:

Downtown St. Louis, MO:  20 minutes from Holiday Inn St. Louis SW Route 66

Anheuser-Busch Brewery: 12th and Lynch Street, St. Louis, MO 63118

The St. Louis Brewery boasts an array of signature tours and attractions. With celebrated venues like The Biergarten and signature experiences like the Day Fresh and Beermaster Tours, there’s always something new to discover when you visit. From September 16 - October 3, join them for their Oktoberfest featuring authentic German beer, music, food and games. For more information, click here

Gateway Arch:  11 N 4th St, Saint Louis, MO 63102-1810

At an astounding 630-feet tall, the magnificent Gateway Arch remains the tallest man-made national monument in the United States. Its unique shape and stainless steel facade remarkably represent the history made in the city of St. Louis. An enclosed tram inside the Arch takes you to the top, where you will experience breathtaking views of modern St. Louis – up to 30 miles in each direction on a clear day. Along with the surrounding Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, the Gateway Arch opens up a world of history about how St. Louis served as the Gateway to the West for early settlers. For more information on tours, click here

Cardinals Nation - Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum:  601 Clark Street, Unit 102, St. Louis, MO 63102

Cardinals Nation is a first-of-its-kind venue, totaling more than 30,000 square feet and spanning three distinct levels. Included in this remarkable experience is a high-energy, state-of-the-art restaurant and bar, retail store, a Hall of Fame and Museum, a 330+ seat rooftop deck and event facility. Open year-round, Cardinals Nation will allow fans to stay connected to the team well beyond the regular season. For more information, click here

 

Krikwood, MO:  5 minutes from Holiday Inn St. Louis SW Route 66

Museum of Transportation: 3015 Barrett Station Road, 63122 St. Louis, MO

The Museum of Transportation has "One of the largest and best collections of transportation vehicles in the world", according to the Smithsonian Institution. Click here for more information. 

Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park:  120 N Ballas Rd, Kirkwood, Saint Louis, MO 63122-3405

Nestled in grassy fields on 10.5 acres in the Sugar Creek area of Kirkwood, Mo., the Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park is a unique and significant residence designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, widely recognized as the greatest American architect of the 20th century. Click here for more information. 

  

Restaurants

Downtown St. Louis, MO:  20 minutes from Holiday Inn St. Louis SW Route 66

Bogart’s Smokehouse:  1627 S 9th St, Soulard area, Saint Louis, MO 63104

Born out of the love for BBQ, and the desire to raise it to a higher level, the crew at Bogart's Smokehouse invites you to experience our spin on America's favorite food. Click here for more information. 

Eleven Eleven Mississippi:  1111 Mississippi Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63104

A Wine Country Bistro where Tuscan and Northern California influenced cuisine are brought together in a one of a kind atmosphere. Click here for more information. 

Three Sixty:  1 S Broadway, Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark, Saint Louis, MO 63102-1703

Soaring nearly 400 feet above downtown St. Louis, Three Sixty is the ultimate rooftop bar. Located atop the perfectly positioned Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark, Three Sixty offers sweeping views in all directions – hence the name – including a birds’ eye view right into Busch Stadium. With a cocktail in hand and a tasty bite to savor, it is the perfect perch to take in the Cardinals, the Gateway Arch, the mighty Mississippi and the sites of St. Louis near and far. Click here for more details.

 

Krikwood, MO:  5 minutes from Holiday Inn St. Louis SW Route 66

Billy G’s Kirkwood:  131 W Argonne Dr, Kirkwood, Saint Louis, MO 63122

Enjoy traditional St. Louis favorites, Italian dishes, and fresh chef-inspired daily specials, as well an extensive beer & wine selection. Located in picturesque historic downtown Kirkwood, Billy G's is the perfect place for a drink with friends, a business lunch, or dinner with the whole family.
Click here for more information. 

Citizen Kane’s Steak House:  133 W Clinton Pl, Kirkwood, Saint Louis, MO 63122

Citizen Kane’s Steakhouse is located in a classic turn of the century Victorian home in the heart Kirkwood. Known for our exceptional menu and award winning cuisine, Citizen Kane’s features a vast array of traditional and unique dinner entrees. All of their entrees are served complete with your choice of Kane’s rosebud salad or the soup DuJour; as well as your choice of one of their signature side dishes.
Click here for more information. 

One 19 North:  119 N Kirkwood Rd, Kirkwood, Saint Louis, MO 63122

Tapas & wine bar. Have been open for a almost 5 years and have perfected the tapas experience with outstanding service and delicious wines.
For more information, click here.

 
AEA OET Press Release PDF Print Email
Monday, August 22, 2016 07:36 AM

AEA Investors & River Associates Investments, LLC to Purchase Omega Acquisition Corporation

Private equity investment firm AEA Investors entered into a definitive agreement with River Associates Investments, LLC to purchase Omega Acquisition Corporation (comprised of Omega Environmental Technologies, gpd and Santech) effective August 19, 2016. Peter Butterfield, Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are delighted to have the opportunity to partner with AEA and are grateful for River’s support and guidance over the past several years. Our partnership with AEA will enable our company to continue our growth strategy both domestically and overseas, thanks to their extensive business network and leadership position across multiple sectors. The present management team remains firmly in place, and is further being strengthened by equity investments from numerous members of the Omega team. This new relationship represents a seamless change of ownership, business as usual for our stakeholders, and an exciting step forward for the company and its customers.”

About Omega 

Omega Acquisition Corporation, based in Irving, Texas, is a leading global provider of aftermarket climate control components for a broad range of vehicles, including light vehicles, heavy duty trucks, agricultural/off‐road equipment and specialty markets. With sales to over 86 Countries Omega has established a leading market position by providing a diverse range of customers with an unmatched combination of products and solutions to meet their distinct channel and market requirements. The Company serves as a value‐added partner through an extensive product portfolio (20,000+ active SKUs) and a unique range of value added solutions, including technical support, marketing and merchandising.

About AEA Investors 

AEA Investors LP was founded in 1968 by the Rockefeller, Mellon, and Harriman family interests and S.G. Warburg & Co. as a private investment vehicle for a select group of industrial family offices with substantial assets. AEA’s active individual investors (the “Participants”) include an extraordinary network of more than 75 of the world’s leading industrial families, business executives and former government leaders. Today, AEA’s approximately 70 investment professionals operate globally with offices in New York, Connecticut, London, Munich and Shanghai. The firm manages funds that have approximately $10.0 billion of invested and committed capital including the leveraged buyouts of middle market companies and small business companies and mezzanine and senior debt investments. Private Equity invests across four sectors: value added industrial products, specialty chemicals, consumer / retail and services.

About River Associates Investments, LLC

River Associates Investments, LLC is a private equity firm based in Chattanooga, TN that focuses exclusively on investing in the lower middlemarket and has partnered closely with management teams for over 25 years. Target businesses can be privately held, private equitybacked, or divestitures from larger companies. River Associates is opportunistic as to industry and has invested in numerous manufacturers, high margin distributors, industrial service, business service, and select nonfaddish retail. The firm is currently investing its sixth committed fund and seeks to make investments in companies with $30 million to $150 million in revenues throughout the United States and Canada. Since its founding in 1989, River Associates has initiated 79 transactions, many of which have been strategic add‐on acquisitions to platform companies. The partners at River Associates have collectively worked together for over one hundred years. Details on the firm can be found at www.riverassociatesllc.com. 

 
TSM Announces Two New Branch Locations in the U.S. PDF Print Email
Monday, August 01, 2016 09:38 AM

TSM  Announces Two New Branch Locations in the U.S.

Nashville, TN - Thermal Solutions announces the opening of two new branch locations in the U.S., Salt Lake City, UT and Orlando, FL. Both open August 1, 2016. Roland Ewert, Director of Sales and Marketing expressed his excitement at the further expansion of the TSM distribution footprint. With the addition of these two new locations we will be better able to service our customers “same day” which until now has been one to two day service.

Additionally, we have loaded each new location with a “market specific” inventory plan. TSM is a market leader in Heavy Duty Cooling products: Cores, Truck Completes, Gen-Set units, Charge Air Coolers, Ag tractors and Automotive and Light truck Radiators and Heaters.

For more information visit www.thermalsolutionsmfg.com

 
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