NARSA Launches New Event in 2017 Print
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.