Message from Our Executive Director

The first quarter of 2021 is completed, and typically everyone in the cooling system business is eagerly anticipating a change in the weather. If you are one of the many radiator service businesses that also sell A/C parts and offer A/C repairs, you cannot hardly wait for the first 80-degree day which will start a flood of sales entering your business. Some radiator companies have figured out how to stay busy throughout the year while others are seasonal. NARSA/IDEA staff and the Board of Directors wish you a very prosperous year regardless of the services you offer. Everyone is looking forward to this summer and a return to business as usual.

Before the summer starts NARSA/ IDEA is offering one more Virtual Conference May 21-22, 2021. Please register and schedule to attend this two-day event! We are excited to offer what we think is a very robust, educational 6 hours of programming. 

NARSA/IDEA is also planning an in-person meeting in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area for September 16-17, 2021. Please be on the lookout for some exciting news about our first in-person event in almost two years.

Remember to always solder clean metal, never patch a split tube but disconnect it, and always polish the filler neck.

Stay Safe and Warm,
Mark Taylor
NARSA/IDEA Executive Director
(410) 320-5119

Register for NARSA/IDEA’s 2021 Spring Virtual Conference

Registration is NOW OPEN for our Spring 2021 Virtual Conference May 20-21, 2021 which you can attend from the comfort of your shop, office, or home!

Among our technical presentations, this year NARSA/IDEA is also adding new panel discussions featuring experts in the cooling systems and emissions industries. Participants will be able to interact with speakers live through Zoom.

NARSA/IDEA members in good standing may attend this conference FREE. Non-members may attend the second day of the conference for free.


Virtual Conference Day 1 Speakers:

Virtual Conference Day 2 Speakers:
To see exact schedule times and to learn more about our speakers, visit our 2021 Spring Virtual Conference official page here.
March/April 2021 issue of The Cooling Journal

Please welcome the following companies to our association:

The Barbee Company (Louisville, Kentucky)

Barton Radiator Works (Ontario, Canada)

BGR Radiator (Plainfield, Connecticut)

G & B Radiator Service (Greensboro, North Carolina)

Radiadores Arequipa S.A.C. (Arequipa, Peru)

Skyline Emissions (Montgomery, Pennsylvania)

Sud Ouest Radiator (Yvrac, France)

Joe McGovern (professional member)
Want to join NARSA/IDEA and connect with hundreds of radiator shops and manufacturers from across the world? Learn more about visiting our website
Open NARSA/IDEA Board of Directors Seats

Nominations are now open for candidates seeking election to the Board of Directors of NARSA/IDEA – The International Heat Transfer and Diesel Emissions Association.The Board is responsible for setting policy, reviewing programs, developing projects and approving budgets for sustaining the overall financial health of the organization. The Board provides for the direction of staff and association resources to accomplish the objectives of the organization. The Board of Directors meets four times a year – one meeting at the HD Conference in the fall in person and the others virtually.

Each board seat carries a two-year term. The NARSA Board of Directors can consist of a minimum of eight (8), and a maximum of thirteen (13) members. Those who are not serving on the current board will go through an interview process during which the Nominations Committee (current president, chairman, and executive director) will interview prospective candidates. During the process, the NARSA/IDEA leadership will also be able to review board member responsibilities and expectations with candidates. Nominations will remain open until July 15, 2021.

Election is by the Board of Directors, and the election will be held at its September meeting. For additional information contact NARSA/IDEA Chairman Aaron Morrow,, or Executive Director Mark Taylor, or call (410) 320-5119.

Calendar of Events

May 20-21, 2021: NARSA/IDEA Spring Virtual Conference 

September 16-17, 2021: NARSA/IDEA Fall In-Person Conference (Dallas, Texas)

November 2-4, 2021: AAPEX (Las Vegas)

Special Note

Some members are still sending mail to the wrong address. Please update your records with our new mailing address:

450 South Denton Tap Road PO Box 3383
Coppell, Texas 75019

And to ensure you don’t miss our news and conference updates, please add com to your contacts list so those messages don’t get sent to spam.

New Advertising Management

For the past 2 years, NARSA has contracted with E&M Consulting to publish the NARSA Now Newsletter and The Cooling Journal. While we have enjoyed a good working relationship with E&M, we have decided to bring advertising back in-house. As we finalize plans with a new publisher, we are taking the steps to ensure that our NARSA members are well taken care of.

We are working with E&M to transfer records and accounts, and we will begin in-house advertising in the July/August 2021 issue of The Cooling Journal.

In the next few weeks, you will be receiving our new 2021 rate card. We will honor any existing advertisements that have already been purchased through E&M for 2021, and we will sell future and year-end advertising as well. For any questions regarding advertising, please email