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ASHRAE membership is open to any person associated with heating, ventilation, air conditioning or refrigeration. ASHRAE is unique because its membership is drawn from a wide range of disciplines relating to the HVAC&R field. Approximately 51,000 individuals from more than 100 nations belong to the Society.

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072013-Historical Minute

Historical Minute — July 2013

“If any doubt existed in the minds of the heating and ventilating industry as to whether the industry is big enough to maintain its own show, this doubt was dispelled by the success achieved by the First National Heating and Ventilating Exposition, which was held in the new Madison Square Garden, New York, March 17-23 (1926).  It was not a large show, as shows go.  But what there was of it was snappy and interesting.  The crowds in attendance were satisfactory and at times even large.  More impressive than anything else were the comments of the exhibitors themselves expressing their satisfaction with the initial effort and their readiness to back the show for another year.”

             “One of the most significant developments was the attitude of those who had given the exhibition idea faint support, or had openly opposed it.  They were won over by what they saw.  The situation was well expressed by President William H. Driscoll of the American Society of Heating and Ventilating Engineers.”

               ‘I am very well pleased, he said, with the showing made and am sure the exposition can be made a much greater success another year.’”

—“First National Heating and Ventilating Exposition shows its possibilities,” The Heating and Ventilating Magazine, April 1926.