At the Earth Technologies Forum here, the Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy announced the release of a new Arthur D. Little report providing a comparative analysis of HFCs. The report states that HFCs have become the “preferred replacements” for hvacr and other applications because of their safety characteristics and the potential to provide substantial cost savings.
Members of Contractors 2000 (C2000) swarmed into Tempe, AZ, in late March to not only enjoy the 90-degree temperatures, but also to attend the group’s Super Meeting XXI. The meeting this year was all about how to manage people, and just about every session reflected that topic.
The HVAC Channel broadcast its first program on March 13, 2002. The hour-long live program, titled “Contractor Profitability,” was part one of 24 installments that focus on the business and financial operations of hvac contractors.
Thinking about your own imminent demise (read: death) is never a subject we like to dwell on. However, if you own a business, it’s necessary to start thinking about it while you’re still sound in mind and body. That would be today for those who have not yet made the necessary provisions.
Coordinating the complete mechanical work that serves two new facilities being constructed at James Madison University (JMU) — while working with two different engineering firms and two sets of drawings and directions — has been quite a challenge to Riddleberger Bros. Inc. project manager Chuck Cline.
Contractor members of the Association of Service & Mechanical Contractors (ASAM) of Southeastern Michigan don’t think much of their individual websites, a recent survey indicates, at least when it comes to attracting new business.
Emerson Climate Technologies entered into an agreement recently with Tesco PLC, a food retailer in the United Kingdom. Under the agreement, Emerson, through its Retail Services organization, will provide Internet-based energy and equipment monitoring technology at 585 Tesco-owned stores throughout the U.K.
Getting an hvacr program started can be a difficult endeavor. Many instructors can find themselves in the unenviable position of developing a program from the ground up. One such instructor is Scott McClure of Vernon College/Skills Training Center, located in Wichita Falls, TX.
Although the Internet may have changed the way people conduct business, perhaps it hasn't lived up to its expectations. The News decided to ask its Contractor Consultants for their opinions on how the Internet has affected their businesses.