Articles Tagged with ''training''

Key Benefits Yield South’s Best Contractor

January 23, 2012
When The NEWS accepts nominations for its Best Contractor to Work For contest, applicants are asked to include answers to 23 “yes” or “no” questions that have been developed as a way to measure what makes a contractor the best. When the application for Casteel Heating and Cooling came in, 22 of the 23 questions were answered with “yeses.”

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Core Values and Integrity Yield Success

January 23, 2012
With a laminated quote from Lloyd Shearer in one hand and HVAC training in the other, Don Millard began Bel Red Heating and Air Conditioning. Twenty-six years and a name change later, Bel Red Energy Solutions of Mukilteo, Wash., is being honored as The NEWS’ Best Contractor to Work For in the West region.

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Care for Employees and Customers Is Solid Gold

January 23, 2012
“We make a big deal of training here,” said Josh Bigelow, president of Great Dane Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. in Clinton Township, Mich. That statement summarizes how important training is at Great Dane, The NEWS’ 2012 Best Contractor to Work For in the North Central Region.

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New Training, New Ways

January 9, 2012
New educational materials and e-learning are forming the basis of the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society’s (RSES) efforts to introduce “publications of interest to members and the industry at large on timely topics and recent trends.”

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RSES: Preparing for the NATE Exam: Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps

December 31, 2011
Ideal for those preparing for the NATE Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps exam, this manual includes: human comfort and system selection; heat transfer and the basic refrigeration cycle; system components; electrical components; and more.

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RSES: Preparing for the NATE Exam: Air Distribution

December 31, 2011
Ideal for those preparing for the NATE Air Distribution exam, this manual includes: gas furnaces; oil furnaces; air conditioning and heat pumps; controls; duct systems; and more.

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RSES: Preparing for the NATE Exam: Core Essentials

December 31, 2011
Ideal for those preparing for the NATE Core exam, this manual includes: soft skills; trade tools; safety; heat and matter; electrical fundamentals; transformers and motors; and more.

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RSES: Preparing for the NATE Exam: Gas and Oil Heating

December 31, 2011
Ideal for those preparing for the NATE Gas and Oil Heating exam, this manual includes: introduction to gas and oil heating; combustion; furnace installation; venting; airflow; and more.

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Nordyne Launches Online Training Venue

December 19, 2011
HVAC contractors can now access online training 24/7 through the new Nordyne University at Starting this month, technical furnace training courses on also earn North American Technician Excellence (NATE) credits towards recertification.

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Training Track: Dec. 12, 2011

December 12, 2011
SER200 - Tech 3: Gas Heat presented by Carrier University, Carrier Corp.

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Kyle Gargaro, editor-in-chief of The NEWS, hosted the 2014 ACCA CEO Forum. At the event, six well-known, highly respected company executives, Gary Michel, Ingersoll Rand/Trane; Chris Nelson, Carrier Corp.; Chris Peel, Rheem Mfg. Co.; Rod Rushing, Johnson Controls; Brent Schroeder, Emerson Climate Technologies; and Doug Young, Lennox; provided individual industry outlooks and fielded questions directly from attending contractors. Listen to the entire event on the NEWSMakers podcast. Posted on April 14.

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