IoR looks to attract more young members
The Young Members grade is designed to encourage more young engineers to become invovled in their professional body and help them to accelerate their career.
The new grade is open to anyone working in the air conditioning, refrigeration and heat pump sectors, as well as allied technologies and fields such as food science, design, research, energy and end users.
Young members will get full access to IoR publications and downloads, and invitations to attend free talks and special student networking events.
The Young Members fee is just £29, with no joining fee. It is available to those under the age of 30 at the date of application and lasts for a maximum of three years – after which they should be eligible to advance to Associate Membership.
Latest news from the world of air conditioning and refrigeration
UK: Industrial refrigeration contractor Stonegrove Refrigeration has appointed Steve Gowing as design and project engineer.
UK: Javac UK, the refrigerant recovery and vacuum pump supplier, has been named as Climate Centers’ Supplier of the Year for the second year running.
UK: Ruskin Air Management has been renamed Swegon Air Management following its acquisition by the Swedish manufacturer Swegon.
SWEDEN: Heat exchanger manufacturer SWEP is to close its manufacturing plant in Tentlingen, Switzerland, moving production to factories in Slovakia and Sweden.
USA: Seven local residents are reported to be suing Honeywell after a chemical leak at its Geismar, Louisiana, plant in August.
BELGIUM: Daikin Europe’s factory in the Czech Republic has joined the group’s factory in Ostend by becoming certified to the BRE’s responsible sourcing standard.
USA: Parker Hannifin and Daikin were the big winners in a unique competition designed to raise the level of awareness of the HVACR industry both in school and government.
DENMARK: Refrigeration wholesaler Beijer Ref has merged two of its Danish companies to form Aircon Teknik A/S.