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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

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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

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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

By James Siegel
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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

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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

By John R. Hall
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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

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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

By Joanna R. Turpin
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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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Honorable Mention: Steven J. Flaherty, hvacr instructor from Triangle Tech in Pittsburgh, PA

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Twenty years of dedication to both the industry and his students, is evident through donations he's rallied for, field trips he's planned and his efforts in starting a Student Chapter of Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES) at his school.
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Runner-Up: Scott Gallus, hvacr instructor at Prosser Career Academy, Chicago, IL

By Peter Powell
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Gallus mixes textbook study and hands-on training with 8th and 9th graders so they will opt to enter the hvacr program at Prosser. Then he works with 10th, 11th, and 12th graders to provide them enough training so they can continue in a post-secondary school, join a contracting or wholesaler company, or apprenticeship program of a union.
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Don’t be fooled; Process cooling is far different from comfort cooling

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So you’re a commercial contractor who’s thinking about extending your scope into industrial and process markets? Here’s some information to chew on.
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