During AHR Expo 2017, editors from Contracting Business, CONTRACTOR and HPAC Engineering obtained exclusive interviews with major players from various HVACR industry product sectors.

Here, we speak with Lindsey Ford, communications manager for Rheem. She describes a wide variety of initiatives, including expanded training at five new training centers across the US, to meet contractors' growing interest in in-person training.

Many new Rheem products are also here or on the way, many of which are 'smart,' WiFi enabled products that give contractors helpful diagnostic information and that also serve consumers. They have also formed Partnerships with NEST and a smart platform known as Wink (wink.com), compatible with Rheem's own EcoNET platform.

Rheem also produced its own show video: