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ACCA President and CEO Joins Senior Vice Chair for Tour of Johnson Controls Facilities

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ACCA’s President and CEO, Barton James, had the privilege of joining ACCA Senior Vice Chair and Associate Dean of the Dallas College School of Manufacturing & Industrial Technology, Stephen Pape, for a tour of Johnson Controls International’s training and manufacturing facilities. This tour marks 50 years of excellence for Johnson Controls (JCI) and 10 years of ACCA Corporate Partnership.

The tours, led by Chris Forth, Johnson Controls vice president of regulatory, codes and environmental affairs, and plant employees, emphasized the importance of industry training and transparency about the HVACR supply chain.

“It was wonderful to meet the employees at Johnson Controls and to see firsthand the steps and investments being made to address equipment shortages and lead times,” said James. “Open communication between our organizations is critical to the success of the industry, especially as Johnson Controls marks its milestone 50th anniversary and 10th anniversary as an ACCA Corporate Partner. ACCA thanks Johnson Controls for its hospitality and looks forward to meeting again in the future.”

“It was encouraging to view firsthand the level of detail JCI has created to address the supply chain challenges we are all experiencing,” said Pape. “The JCI team is a well-organized, impressive group with processes in place that rival anything I have seen for improving material and components supply, labor, production and quality. I was very impressed.”

“Partnering with OEM’s like Johnson Controls Ducted Systems Training Academy, which provides live, hands-on training on actual production equipment, is something ACCA contractors benefit greatly from,” said Forth. “We are delighted that we could share an inside look at our facilities with ACCA.”

ACCA corporate partners, such as Johnson Controls, make a significant investment in ACCA each year to support contractors. These investments help ACCA fight for contractors and provide quality products and services to help contractors and their teams be more professional businesses and grow. ACCA encourages all its members to thank its Corporate Partners for their investments and to utilize their services where it makes sense for their businesses.


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