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Williams Comfort Products Leaders to Visit Capitol Hill, HVACR Summit.


Colton, CA business leaders, Ruth Ann Davis and Monte Kartchner will head to Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, March 15, and Wednesday, March 16, to attend the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) 2016 Public Policy Symposium.

Williams Comfort Products has been manufacturing HVACR equipment in California and Arizona for over 100 years – beginning in Los Angeles in 1916. Williams has been voted Top Workplace for the past two years by The Press Enterprise.

“We are excited to go to Capitol Hill to share important information about our manufacturing in California and Arizona and the role we play in providing good-paying jobs,” said Mike Markowich, President. “Our goal is to make sure that Congress hears first-hand the issues and challenges our industry faces as we work to protect HVACR and water heating manufacturing and the jobs we create.”
The 2016 Public Policy Symposium is designed to bring AHRI members together with key public officials to discuss important issues facing the HVACR and water heating industry. The two-day event provides participants with the opportunity for face-to-face meetings with lawmakers and Congressional staff on Capitol Hill, and with officials in federal agencies. The Symposium will also allow members to hear from policy makers in Congress and federal agencies, providing insight into policy ideas and potential federal regulations.


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Ruth Ann Davis and Monte Kartchner will meet on Wednesday with California Senator Dianne Feinstein to report on the health of the HVACR and water heating industry and to encourage manufacturing growth in the industry by:

• Keeping current rules in place until the Department of Energy (DOE) convenes stakeholders to revise the rulemaking process to take into account progress made and the economic and technology justification for future rulemakings
• Requiring DOE to follow its own process rule when developing efficiency standards
• Requiring agencies to follow Executive Order 13563 to minimize the cumulative effects of regulations

“The HVACR and water heating industry is facing many significant challenges,” said AHRI President and CEO Stephen Yurek. “We are pleased that Ruth Ann Davis and Monte Kartchner will join us to carry this important message to Capitol Hill.”

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