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Service Provider Directory on Web, HVAConline Partners with ACCA, CBE Launches Newly Designed Website, EBT Express Launched in Toronto, Website Offers Training Materials

December 14, 2000

Service Provider Directory on Web

UE Service Partners, a directory of service providers, is now available on the Internet. The directory lists companies that offer inspection and/or training services for leak detection, mechanical inspection, and electrical inspection using one or more of the advanced technologies of ultrasound, infrared, oil analysis, and vibration.

The international directory enables visitors to locate a service provider by pointing to a location and clicking on a map. Each listing includes the specific services offered as well as contact information. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.uesystems.com/service.



HVAConline Partners with ACCA

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC — BuildNet, Inc., provider of manage-ment software and e-commerce services to the hvacr trade, announced that its HVAConline community signed a partnership with the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) to enable ACCA’s 9,000 members to use HVAConline for information and programs.

The partnership enables ACCA members immediate access to the latest news, updates, and jobs in the hvacr industry, as well as provide technical education and industry information.

“The joint offering with ACCA means contractors will receive the same quality membership as always, but will gain the quality services of HVAConline, including access to many Internet-related hvacr solutions,” said Todd Mann, vice-president of BuildNet Portal Communities.

For more information visit www. hvaconline.com.



CBE Launches Newly Designed Website

Construction Book Express (CBE) has released a newly designed website as an added resource for its customers. The site, www.Construc tionbook.com, features a collection of business-specific resources at competitive prices.

“The single most important improvement to the Construction Book Express website would be the ease of product search,” said Pete Lamberta, technical administrator for CBE. “Given the choices of item number, ISBN number, or title search, customers are sure to quickly and easily find the items they are looking for.”



EBT Express Launched in Toronto

TORONTO, ON, Canada — A $7.7 million joint venture between Toronto Hydro Corporation and Ontario Power Generation (OPG) was launched this fall. EBT Express, abbreviated for electronic business transaction, is a “new breed” of e-commerce powered by Internet technology.

According to EBT Express, this venture “will be the first of its kind in North America to provide centralized electronic data manage-ment and transaction services to local distribution companies and energy retailers when Ontario’s new competitive electricity market opens next year.”

For more information visit www. ebtexpress.com.



Website Offers Training Materials

The site www.maintenance resources.com touts itself as “your source for plant engineering, maintenance, and reliability products and information.” It includes a section of hvacr-related training books, videos, and CDs.

Some of the features include: Virtual Workshops (training), Trade Show/Seminar Search (searching for specific training courses or events), Products Showcase, Reference Library, and PEM Job-Line (job listing, résumé posting).

Publication date: 12/18/2000