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Competition Heats Up in the 1960s

The 1960s seemed to present a great deal more union strike activity than today.
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The 1960s: Heat Pumps, A/C Blast Off

The 1960s brought sweeping changes to the U.S. politically, socially, technologically, and culturally.
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Still Cooling After All These Years

The search conducted to locate the oldest still-functioning Frigidaire refrigerator on the continent finds a winner.
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1930s Bring A/C Into the Mainstream

The News chronicles a/c's progression in the early 1930's.
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Cooling Takes Off in the Roaring Twenties

Size and maintenance of early residential refrigerators impacted manufacturers’ abilities to making them "idiot proof."
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The 1940s: Industry Pulls Together to Help Win World War II

The war was the great motivator to learn the trade.
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1920s Commentary: The More Things Change…

Although technological, scientific, and mechanical changes have impacted the hvacr industry over the last 3/4 of a century, the business aspect of the trade hasn't changed much.
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Refrigerator Designs of the 1930s and 40s

With refrigerator sales booming, designers embraced the experimental bonanza, with no holds barred innovations.
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The 1950s: Industry Retools in the Postwar Period

TV dinners make their debut as the flourishing postwar economy makes refrigerators a must-have for every American home.
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A/C and Heat Pump Preventive Maintenance

There has to be a different way to perform a PM for every different contractor out there.
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Kari Arfstrom, executive director of the HVACR Workforce Development Foundation, talks about the upcoming HVACR & Mechanical Conference. Posted on Jan. 23.

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