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Dan Holohan: Heating Help

My worldwide adventures in the heating industry

Happy trails.
April 11, 2014

I’m in the last 20 months of doing seminars and that has me reflecting on the places I’ve been and the sometimes strange and always wonderful things I’ve seen when it comes to heating.

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And that’s the truth

These 12 lessons will make your job much easier.
March 13, 2014

Since I am now officially old, I get to pontificate on things that I have come to believe are always true in the hydronic-heating business, probably true in the rest of the heating business and certainly true when it comes to wet heat.

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Calendar of events

A quick lesson on the history of steam heating.
February 11, 2014

Not current events. Those are easy to find. These are more difficult to find, but worth the trip. I hope they fill you with wonder and make you appreciate how far we’ve come in this fascinating industry.

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Come fly with me

Airplane travel can teach us a heating lesson or two.
January 16, 2014

This goes back a bunch of years, but the horror remains as raw and smelly now as if did then, and I can’t blame the airlines. It was the alphabet’s fault. Before we get to that, let’s talk a bit about your body. If you’re sitting while reading me, this means you are currently alive.

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It’s a wonderful life

The Paul System has quite a story to tell.
December 16, 2013

So I walk into this loft apartment on Fifth Ave. in lower Manhattan and the first thing I see are three enormous video monitors spread across a semicircular desk. They’re attached to a film-editing system that would make Francis Ford Coppola smile, but instead the owner of that system smiles and says hello.

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Tips to effectively reach your audience

How to get read.
November 26, 2013

These days, anyone can be a publisher. All you have to do is start a blog, a Facebook page or a website. Build a following among your customers and then just tell your story.

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Want to be fascinating?

This reading list will do the trick.
October 1, 2013

Getting your technical ducks in a row is important in this business of ours. Hey, folks are going to ask questions and it’s good to have correct answers for them. It’s what adds value to our flesh and bones. 

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A labor of love

Oswald Supply is the true definition of a family business.
September 1, 2013

H.C. Oswald Supply is in an old brick building sitting swat on a street in the Bronx less than three miles from Yankee Stadium. Oswald started its business in 1923 just a decade after the New York Yankees showed up, and they, too, have a grand history.

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Channeling Mr. Horton

Supply House Times founder was ahead of the energy conservation game.
August 19, 2013

I never got to meet Charlie Horton, the founder of this fine magazine and probably the best PHC editorialist ever to pluck at a typewriter.

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World Travelers

These 10 themes are worth keeping an eye on.
July 12, 2013
I love the odd-numbered years because they contain ISH Frankfurt. This year was my 12th consecutive visit to that enormous hydronic feast. Which is not to say ISH is only about hydronics.
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In the April issue of Supply House Times, there is much focus on young professionals in the distribution industry. Find out who is being recognized as this year's Young Executives for the American Supply Association and read who will be taking over Aaron & Co. when it's current owners retire. Read about Central Plumbing Specialties' recent expansion, catch up on the latest news from the distribution industry as well as the latest products!
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