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Chicago-area contractor ready to hoist the 25-year anniversary flag

September 19, 2000
With a silver anniversary looming, this large commercial contractor is looking to expand or acquire — very soon.
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Programmable thermostat myths: Know the facts and boost your profits

September 19, 2000
Selling programmable (“setback”) thermostats with new a/c systems and recommending them when you make service calls can boost customer satisfaction by delivering enhanced comfort, convenience, and energy savings.
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N.Y. Sheraton chiller replacement planned to be ‘invisible’ to guests

September 19, 2000
How do you replace the air conditioning system in a 50-story, 1,750-guestroom hotel without guests being aware of the process?
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Philadelphia office building liberated from high costs

September 19, 2000
Replacement of old, inefficient chillers helped the building’s owners and property managers find time to focus on other things.
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Vital info for promoting your contracting company

September 19, 2000
One bad ad could cost you a fortune; a good ad could make you a fortune — your choice.
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Lennox announces buyouts of its ‘select’ dealerships

September 19, 2000
Lennox Industries said it will “aggressively pursue” the acquisition of “select dealerships” in the U.S.
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Watch out for the ‘Service Side of Sears’

September 19, 2000
Sears Home Administrative Services has entered into an agreement with Farmers Insurance Group and Zurich U.S.
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As Shreveport shifts from industry to tourism, there’s room for growth among hvac contractors

September 19, 2000
The continued expansion of casino gambling spills over into all aspects of this northern Louisiana community.
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Commercial-industrial contractor crisscrosses U.S. in search of projects

September 19, 2000
In the 70 years since its humble beginnings, Berg, Inc., has grown into a $37 million commercial-industrial contractor, with a license to do business in 18 states and plans to increase that number soon.
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Solenoid valves: Operation, selection, and application

September 19, 2000
Article explains how to get the most out of these common devices.
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