More than 57,000 HVACR professionals filled the aisles and booths at the 76th AHR Expo in Chicago, January 23-25 as the world's largest HVACR event broke several records.

Driven by unprecedented association support, new show features, and a healthy economy, the 2006 show set new records for exhibitors (1,981), square footage (411,175), and number of international exhibitors (400). According to show management, a total of 57,673 HVACR professionals (36,891 visitors and 20,782 exhibitor personnel) registered for the show.

The fourth annual Innovation Awards were presented to nine companies in nine categories in recognition of advances in innovation, application, value to user, and market impact. A new Green Building category was added this year and a record number of applications were received. A complete list of winners can be found at

The 2007 AHR Expo will be held January 29-31 in Dallas at the Dallas Convention Center.