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Independent Contractor Thrives

September 19, 2000
Now that everything's been said and done, how has outspoken consolidation critic Butch Welsch of Welsch Heating & Cooling been affected by industry changes?
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Better Service for Controls Customers

September 19, 2000
Controls Group North America (CGNA) membership standards are strict. Do you have what it takes to be part of this elite hvacr organization?
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Honorable Mention: Don Vallentyne, hvacr instructor at the Valley State Prison for Women in Chowchilla, CA

September 19, 2000
“Yes, you can learn. Yes, women can do this work. Yes, even with a prison record you can get a job.”
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Honorable Mention: Joseph E. Nodine, heating, ventilation and air conditioning instructor at Middlesex County Vocational and Technical High School in East Brunswick, NJ

September 19, 2000
From the nomination forms received from his students, it’s clear that Joseph Nodine embodies that mix of insight, humor, and discipline that makes learning fun.
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Honorable Mention: Aaron Thornsbury hvacr instructor at Arthur Campbell High School, located in the Plainfield, IN Correctional Facility

September 19, 2000
Teacher's firm, but and caring approach helps prison inmates benefit by giving them the opportunity to learn a trade, while the community benefits by getting repaired equipment.
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Runner-Up: Charles G. Hoard, Sr., hvacr instructor at Paul M. Hodgson Vo-Tech in Newark, DE

September 19, 2000
Hoard has been able to completely reinvent the flailing hvacr department at Paul M. Hodgson Vo-Tech in Newark, Deleware.
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Honorable Mention: Keithen McKenzie from Paintsville, KY school's hvacr department

September 19, 2000
Not all kids have a university aptitude, but they should still have a shot at making a decent living in a respected profession.
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Winner of The News Best Hvacr Instructor: Ben Engelking, owner of B.R. Engelking, Co., Inc., Hvac/r Training School in Brier, WA

September 19, 2000
Small classes, hands-on training and constant encouragement win this teacher the respect and appreciation from his students.
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Expanded Messaging Capabilities

September 19, 2000
Fleet-ASAP provides location to within 30 m, as well as monitoring, messaging, reporting, and scheduling capabilities for businesses with fleet vehicles.
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Controls System Gets Thumbs Up From Contractors

September 19, 2000
Ddc is worth re-evaluating when contractors are calling the “ComfortID” system a “pleasure to install,” “a true delight,” and “a walk in the park.”
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