Air Conditioning Students learn about cool manufacturerJune 24 | Posted by editor | News, Union Tags: North GA Technical College
Blairsville, GA – In every industrial segment, keeping up with the fast pace of changing technology is an important part of moving a career forward. Recently, students in the Air Conditioning Technology program at North Georgia Technical College were able to spend time looking at new equipment soon to be released.
Cody Stockman, guest instructor from AmRad Engineering, Inc., spent the morning with students and Air
Conditioning alumni. A family-owned business, AmRad Engineering is a division of American Radionic Co., a
leading manufacturer of metalized film dielectric capacitors serving a wide variety of industries for 75 years.
During the interactive session, students plied Mr. Stockman with questions about how and when to use the
products. Kim Shailer, a student who has also been in the business for several years, asked questions about competing products and the compatibility features.
The presentation was informative for both those who were new to the business as well as those currently in the industry. As Trai Jackson noted, “This is my first semester, but the information was very easy to follow.”
Heath Wiles, owner of Wyles Heating and Air in Toccoa, graduated from North Georgia Tech two years ago.
“I come back to these sessions whenever possible,” he said. “Even with the same manufacturer, there is
different information each time. It is good to keep up with the industry and new parts coming out.”
Stockman took time to explain how the parts are designed and manufactured by AmRad. Along with that, he
gave suggestions for how the versatile parts could be used in a variety of configurations to substitute for a wide variety of parts when you are out in the field working.
“We appreciate our professional partners in the industry very much,” said NGTC Instructor Barry Benfield.
“Giving our students the opportunity to see the design and production of parts will make them more valuable as skilled employees.”
For more information on the HVAC program of study at NGTC, contact 706-754-7700 or visit
Photo: (L-R) Instructor Glenn Jordan, Trai Jackson, Kim Shailer, Am Rad Representative Cody Stockman,
Matt McCombs, and Instructor Barry Benfield.