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Banking on a Refrigeration Retrofit

Contractor Overcomes Challenges in Downtown Cleveland Grocery Store Revitalization

Installing all the refrigeration and freezer cases, walk-in freezers and coolers, food preparation stations, piping, compressors, and controls that a modern grocery store requires was no easy task in a 107-year-old building. 


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Taking Care of Our Aging Workforce

Which Direction is Best for Unfunded HVAC Pension-plan Liabilities?

Over time, the fortunes of multiemployer plans and their participants mirrored the economic conditions of the industries they served. Eventually, many of these plans became unfunded, and that is where all the trouble really took root.


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Distributors Predict Slow, Steady Growth

Concerns Remain Regarding the Economy’s Fragility

The latest report from Heating, Air-conditioning, and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) showed that average sales for HARDI distributor members increased 9.4 percent in November 2014, but that annualized growth through November was 6.9 percent, which is where it was throughout 2014. 


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Manufacturers Optimistic About 2015

OEMs Expect Growth to Hover in Single Digits

Year-to-date combined shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps increased 11.1 percent, and U.S. shipments of gas warm air furnaces increased 5.1 percent over the same period in 2013 (oil warm air furnaces increased 8 percent).


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Modestly Celebrating 80 Years of Excellence

Ruthrauff Service Continues to Shine Light on Customer Service

While 80 years is quite a milestone, it’s one the Pittsburgh-based service contractor hasn’t had time to celebrate yet, as most of the crew’s time has been spent moving into a new location this past December after outgrowing its previous space.


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Mark Crockett vice president, Crockett Facilities Services, explains the importance of technician training, the value of being a top minority-owned company in the U.S., current projects the company is managing, and much more. Posted on April 24.
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