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ACCA Applauds Arkema Commitment to Contractors

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The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) announces an investment into ACCA’s flammable refrigerant training programs from global refrigerant manufacturer, Arkema Inc.

Arkema, an ACCA corporate member, is supporting ACCA’s effort and investing in ACCA’s online qTech® training program entitled “Technician Training on Flammable Refrigerants.”

ACCA is leading the industry effort to create a high-quality technician training program on flammable refrigerants. As the HVACR industry works to phase down refrigerants with high-global warming potential (GWP), ACCA members have been concerned that contractors and technicians need more time to be prepared to safely handle the next generation of refrigerants, which includes flammable products.

“ACCA thanks Arkema for their commitment to contractor and technician safety by investing in this important training program,” said Paul Stalknecht, ACCA president and CEO. “When Arkema first joined ACCA’s corporate program we knew they supported ACCA’s quality installation message and programs. This additional investment by Arkema further demonstrates their serious commitment to the contracting industry and we look forward to working with them to ensure that the contracting industry is prepared to safely work with flammable refrigerant products.”

“Arkema is proud to invest in ACCA’s new qTech flammable refrigerant training program,” said Anthony O’Donovan, Regional Group President, Fluorochemicals Americas. “As a leading producer of refrigerants, Arkema recognizes the importance of preparing the entire industry for the next generation of air conditioning technology. We are glad to be working with ACCA and are committed to ensuring that contractors and technicians are ready for the future as the industry works to phase down high GWP refrigerants.”

For more information, please contact ACCA’s Director of Industry and External Relations, Todd Washam, at or 703-824-8864.


About ACCA
ACCA is a non-profit association serving more than 60,000 professionals and 4,000 businesses in the indoor environment and energy services community. Our member firms are the nation’s most professional contracting businesses, serving residential and commercial customers in every state. With roots stretching back a century, ACCA was incorporated in its present form nearly 50 years ago. Today, ACCA sets the standards for quality comfort systems, provides leading-edge education for contractors and their employees, and fights for the interests of professional contractors throughout the nation.

About Arkema
Arkema Inc. in the United States employs 3400 people in 19 states and is headquartered in King of Prussia, PA. Arkema’s roots date back to the 1850s when the Pennsylvania Salt Manufacturing Company was established. The Calvert City, Kentucky plant that produces fluorochemicals for various air conditioning, refrigeration, and foam blowing applications is one of Arkema’s largest manufacturing facilities worldwide. The Calvert City plant has been in operation since 1949; it provides jobs for 260 full time employees and many local businesses.

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