The 2017 AHR Expo for air conditioning, heating and refrigeration professionals did not disappoint this year with more than 60,000 attendees and over 2,000 exhibitors showcasing the best in innovations and technologies for structures around the globe.

Walking around the Las Vegas Convention Center, you could feel the energy and hear the excitement as people were presenting their products and solutions to anyone who entered their booth. And Uponor, of course, was no exception.

The C2943 booth showcased PEX applications for commercial plumbing, hydronic heating and cooling, radiant heating and cooling, and pre-insulated piping systems.

Some of our latest products received a lot of attention, such as the ProPEX® Opposing-port Tee for hydronic risers that reduces connections by 60% or the Climate Control Zoning System II for radiant floor heating systems that increases reaction times by 25%.

But the products and innovations weren’t the only exciting feature of the show; the learning sessions were just as engaging. In fact, Uponor’s Wes Sisco, training manager, Uponor Academy, cohosted a panel discussion on How to Sell Profitable Hydronic Radiant Systems, which detailed successful approaches to help articulate the benefits of a radiant heating system. And Uponor’s Devin Abellon, business development manager, Engineering Services, cohosted a session on No Sweat Radiant Cooling Case Studies.

There were also some great awards recognizing best people and best products. We were especially proud of our good friend and hydronics guru Robert Bean, who received the Award of Merit from the Canadian Hydronics Council at the RPA reception. Way to go, Robert!

So whether you were an attendee, an exhibitor or a presenter, the 2017 AHR Expo was an event to remember. If you did not get a chance to attend, there’s always next year. The 2018 AHR Expo is set for Jan. 22-24, 2018 at the McCormick Place in Chicago. Hope to see you there.