Associations For The Week: 10/10/2005

October 5, 2005
  • The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association (SMACNA) elected Keith Wilson the 2005-06 SMACNA president.

  • The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) partnered with Market Hardware to offer Web site design and hosting services for members.

  • The National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB) is releasing the 2005 Design Phase Commissioning Handbook.

  • The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (PHCC) hosted its annual educational foundation golf tournament, raising $5,000 for P-H-C business management education.

  • The Canadian Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Wholesalers (CHRAW) appointed Pierre Martin as CHRAW chair at the association's annual general meeting.

  • The Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) recently appointed Mike Burns the chair of HRAI Canada. They also selected Mark Boncardo as chair of the HRAI Manufacturers Division.

  • North American Technician Excellence (NATE) (Arlington, Va.) has changed its Consumer Contractor Connection (CCC). Contractors can sign up online for the CCC Locator, which allows consumers to find a company by zip code proximity. Twenty-five percent of the company's technicians must have current NATE certification in order to be eligible for this service. Find more info at

  • The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (PHCC) elected Jim Finley vice president.

  • The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) earned an award of excellence from the Web Marketing Association for its site

  • The Carbon Monoxide Safety Association (COSA), which recently unveiled its new Web site,, will be demonstrating calibration on Bacharach CO and combustion analyzers at the ABCO trade show, Nov. 9.

  • The Air Movement And Control Association International Inc. (AMCA International) had its "ANSI/AMCA 250-2005 Laboratory Methods of Testing Jet Tunnel Fans for Performance" document approved as an American national standard by ANSI. For more information, visit

  • The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors of Canada (HRAC) reappointed Nancy McKeraghan board of directors chair for her second term.

    Publication date: 10/10/2005