Executive Director’s Message

The NARSA/IDEA staff and board of directors want you to know how much we are looking forward to Vision 20/20 on October 2-3, 2020. Virtual conferences are new to our association, and we realize they are not equal to an in person event, but this is the best way for the radiator and diesel emissions community to stay connected. It is human nature to resist change when we think the way we have been conducting business has been advantageous for our professional wants and needs. The last time we had a live event was almost one year ago, and it is important that we connect in some manner to continue to fulfill the mission of our great association.

We have a great schedule of programs, and I would implore all owners and managers to create an opportunity to have your technicians attend the Friday afternoon technical sessions. There will be presentations on tube and bundle heat exchangers and header rebuilding. All attendees who participate in watching these sessions will have the ability to ask questions. There is programming for everyone, but more importantly, businesses can invest in the people that help to make them successful by offering this unique training experience for managers, sales people and technicians.

Click here to register for Vision 20/20

Warm Regards,
Mark Taylor, NARSA/IDEA Executive Director
(410) 320-5119
Vision 20/20 Virtual Conference Programming Schedule
*All times are in Eastern Time Zone (ET)

Friday, October 2, 2020

Exhibition Hall Opens at 9:30a

10:15a | Welcome Message | Mark Taylor, NARSA/IDEA Executive Director & Bobby Duran, NARSA/IDEA President

10:30a-11:30a | COVID Impact on Truck Service & Parts | John Blodgett, MacKay & Co. Vice President of Sales & Marketing

11:30-12:30p | Shop Finances: Making the “New Normal” Work for Your Shop & Increase Profits | David Saline, DRIVE Vice President of Sales

1:00-2:00p | What is Selective Catalyst Reduction (SCR)? | Scott Meek, Diesel Laptops Trainer

2:00-2:30p | Header Rebuilding by Hand | Affton Radiator

2:30-3:30p | Top Questions about Tube & Shell Heat Exchangers | David Bienvenu, Radiator Service Co.

3:30-4:00p | Header Rebuilding by Dipping | Affton Radiator

4:00-5:00p | What is E-Mobility? | Matt Moore, TitanX

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Exhibition Hall Opens at 9a

9:45a | Welcome Message | Mark Taylor, NARSA/IDEA Executive Director & Bobby Duran, NARSA/IDEA President

10:00-11:30a | The Entrepreneurial System (EOS) | Joel Swanson, MileOne

12:00-1:00p Aftertreatment Temperature Diagnostics | Scott Meek, Diesel Laptops Trainer

1:00-2:30p Negotiations | Dr. Azeemuddin Ahmed, University of Iowa

2:30-3:30p | Successful Marketing = Bigger Profits | David Saline, DRIVE

Our full programming schedule is also available here. You can also find all of our speakers’ bios and presentation summaries as well as conference news updates. Still need to register? Be sure to secure your spot now.

The first 200 registrants will receive some cool swag including this NARSA/IDEA/Johnson Mfg pandana:

The NARSA/IDEA staff showing off the pandanas the first 200 registrants will

July/August 2020 Cooling Journal

Have you caught up on the latest issue of The Cooling Journal?

Featured articles include:

• IDEA Member Spotlight: Global Emissions Systems, Inc (GESI)
• NARSA Member Spotlight: Iglu Radiadores
• DPF Materials Aspect and Advancing Material Technology
• Importance of Building Business Relationships

New Members Forums Section

NARSA/IDEA has a new forums section on our website. Currently, we have 3 forums designated for topics regarding Cooling Systems, Diesel Emissions systems and general questions. We hope members will take advantage of this benefit and get their questions answered.

New Classifieds Section

We have also launched a Classified Ads section on our website. These notices will also be present in the bi-monthly newsletter and The Cooling Journal. Ads can be regarding equipment, help wanted, employment, or sales.

Click here to view the current job openings and listings

To request a listing, please email linda@narsa.org.

Welcome New Member

We want to welcome our newest member S & L Auto and Tractor Parts Inc. based in Murphy, North Carolina.

Members in Action

Whether it’s a special occasion, a big job or behind-the-scenes, we love seeing our members in action! Send us your photos and videos to linda@narsa.org.

Check out this photo from NARSA member Wedige Radiator Automotive (Elkhorn, Wisconsin). You can see all four generations (left to right: Weston, Vince, Dan and Jim Wedige) in this one photo. Jim Wedige started the company back in 1964. Baby Weston Wedige arrived in July 2020.

Pictured here is the team from Don Hart’s Radiator (Houston, TX) installing a new radiator for a generator at a Houston Police station. The technicians did a double removal and installation.

Here’s a recent job from Jim D’s DPF Cleaning Service (Aston, PA). The technician is using an Ultrasonic Flaw Detector to check for any flaws that would be in the filter after cleaning. The filter that is being cleaned is a Cummins DPF.

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 narsa@wildapricot.com com to your contacts list so those messages don’t get sent to spam.