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FasTest at the AHR Expo 2019 – Booth #BC4913

The AHR Expo is the world’s largest HVACR event, attracting the most comprehensive gathering of industry professionals from around the globe each year. The Show provides a unique forum where manufacturers of all sizes and specialties, whether a major industry brand or innovative start-up, can come together to share ideas and showcase the future of HVACR technology under one roof. Since 1930, the AHR Expo has remained the industry’s best place for OEMs, engineers, contractors, facility operators, architects, educators and other industry professionals to explore the latest trends and applications and to cultivate mutually beneficial business relationships. read more

FasTest Adds to Refrigeration Quick Disconnect (RQD) Product Line

RQD Series now Available for “Keyed” PCU Models 64 & 78 Tips

Minneapolis, MN— May 7, 2018—FasTest, Inc. has extended their Refrigeration Quick Disconnect (RQD) product series to include connections to the silver color PCU Model 64 and Model 78 quick coupling tips (a.k.a. “inserts”, “nipples”” or “plugs”) which have a different, non-interchangeable profile than the more common black color PCU Model 61 & 66 tips.  This provides an effective mechanical “keying” system that prevents accidental misconnection of fluid lines containing incompatible media that should not be mixed.

FasTest Partners with JB Industries to Expand CoreMax Aftermarket Coverage

JBI CoreMax Tools

CoreMax Manufacturer Adds National Distributor Partner to Expand CoreMax Tool Presence

Minneapolis, MN—January 12, 2017—FasTest, Inc. announces a new partnership with national distribution partner, JB Industries. For nearly 15 years, FasTest has been manufacturing the revolutionary CoreMax access valve for refrigeration manufacturers, which allows for rapid evacuation and charging of HVAC-R units.

As CoreMax’s popularity with manufacturers has continued to increase, so has demand for tooling to easily service HVAC-R units equipped with CoreMax. FasTest’s partnership with national distributor JB Industries will help provide service technicians in the field with FasTest’s world class tools for the CoreMax system, which allow service technicians to evacuate, charge and reclaim faster than with a Schrader type valve and associated tooling. “We believe that partnering with the trusted name of JB Industries will allow FasTest to quickly introduce our line of service tools to technicians in the field and ultimately make their job more simple and efficient,” said Joe Flaherty, National Sales Manager of HVAC-R at FasTest.

FasTest Introduces Ed Shirley as New HVAC-Refrigeration Sales Manager

Minneapolis, MN—January 1, 2017—FasTest, Inc. announces that Ed Shirley has been hired as a Sales Manager for FasTest’s HVAC-Refrigeration business unit, effective immediately.

Mr. Shirley will oversee FasTest’s sales operations in the HVAC-R business segment, with a specific focus on key account management. “We were determined to find someone with strong industry knowledge and a history of growing business with large accounts,” said Gary Rychley, President of FasTest. “Ed is a natural fit for our organization and has worked as a representative of FasTest products for over thirty years.”

Before joining FasTest, Mr. Shirley most recently served as the President of Brodersen Associates Incorporated. His prior experience also includes sales positions at Metal Tools Incorporated and Nealco Products Incorporated. “I am very grateful to have this opportunity with rapidly growing organization in FasTest.” said Mr. Shirley. “Having worked with FasTest as a sales representative for over 30 years, I understand the commitment to innovation and growth the company has made. I’m very excited to be a part of the team.”

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