Last year, at this same time I wrote that experts at the 2011 AHR Expo
warned there might be severe refrigerant shortages and price increases due to
the lack of a key ingredient, fluorspar from China. Although there have indeed
been some drastic price increases, especially when it comes to R22, the
shortages simply didn’t happen. Why not? Well, according to one source,
everything became available for the right price. Need I say
PVF insiders paint a more positive marketplace outlook going forward, but still with a hint of caution sprinkled in. SWA President David Popek helps PHCP distributor VAMAC thrive in the Mid-Atlantic region. Read more stories in 2017 August Issue.