NEW YORK — Like its 2008 predecessor, the 2014 AHR Expo here was a winner. Management announced before the show that more than 1,800 exhibiting companies had reserved 387,000-sq.ft. of booth space, exceeding the record-breaking exhibit space reserved for the 2008 New York show by nearly 6%. The 2008 show attracted nearly 58,000 visitors, but final attendance figures for this year’s show were not available at the time of this post. The snowstorm on the first day of the show was
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