These enjoyable warm temperatures are a true sign spring has arrived, which means the scorching hot summer months are right around the corner. Now is the time to be making final checks to your cooling systems to ensure a smooth transition. Be sure to utilize your Quick Shoppers to find Associate members to assist you with all of your maintenance needs. It is also important to make sure your systems are running as efficiently as possible. We need to do our part to reduce the carbon footprint and promote sustainability in our buildings. The Associate members are a great resource for this. With the latest technology and services they are able to make proper assessments and offer energy efficient solutions.
A big thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate with the Chief Engineers Association at the St. Patrick’s Day meeting this year. We had an enjoyable evening at the Irish American Heritage Center especially with the authentic music from The Boils, kindly sponsored by Able Engineering. I would also like to sincerely thank our co-sponsors for the evening, Anchor Mechanical, Bullock Logan & Associates, Glavin Security Specialists, The Hill Group, and Parkway Elevators. This meeting continues to be one of the highest attended meetings of the year, made possible by our generous sponsors.
The monthly meetings provide a profitable platform to network and enjoy the company of our Active and Associate members. With the variety of events the Chief Engineers Association offers, there is sure to be something for everyone. Come meet new people at the social events, learn about new services or procedures with our educational meetings, or market yourself or your company at our trade show. I encourage everyone to come to at least one meeting, but to ultimately attend as many events as possible.
April is an exciting month with the 2012 Vendor Fair taking place on April 18th at the White Eagle in Niles. Several Associate members and vendors will be showcasing their latest products and services to the many Chiefs in attendance. This is a great time to research and prepare for the winter months as well as gather ideas on how to service and maintain your equipment during the summer.
I look forward to seeing and speaking with all of you at the Vendor Fair. I anticipate a record turnout and I am excited to see what the exhibitors have to offer.
Joseph Weber Jr.