Goettl Air Conditioning, a small manufacturer based in Phoenix, joined Goodman Manufacturing, maker of Amana appliances, in urging the Bush administration to abandon its plans to roll back the residential central air conditioner and heat pump standard.
The Internet will not replace traditional methods of ordering, such as fax machines and EDI systems. It's just another way to communicate between distributors and their customers, according to Adam J. Fein, president of Pembroke Consulting.
Attendees of the Plumbing Manufacturers Institute's second Information Technology Forum May 14-15 heard presentations ranging from Web site design to e-business. However, the presentation that produced the most discussion was given by Jim Jefferies, vice president/logistics of USBuild.