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Open-drive chiller maintenance helps keep leakage to a minimum

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In the United States, about one-third of the centrifugal water-cooled chillers sold use open-drive motors as opposed to semi-hermetic motors that are sealed and serviceable.
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Former contractor uses determination, ‘star power’ to fight back against cancer

By John R. Hall
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Father of Detroit Red Wing hockey star Darren McCarty reflects on his years in the Canadian hvac business, and how his bout with cancer is giving him a different purpose in life.
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Finding Growth and Profits in America’s Heartland

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This 42-year-old family-owned business has weathered changes and the test of time.
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The Apple Doesn’t Fall Very Far From the Tree

By John R. Hall
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After consolidation, the business reflects the same strsngths and weaknesses as the parent company.
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Condensing units for 2000

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Unlike many products, our hvac industry demands constant innovation at an aggressive price.
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Consolidated Contractors Mirror Corporate Goals

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Ownership and management have changed; new nameplates adorn desks where former hvacr business owners sat for years. Employees have come and gone and new names have been added to old company names, or completely replaced them.
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SUPCO Links Up With HVAConline

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BuildNet, Inc., based here, announced that its HVAConline community has signed an agreement with Sealed Unit Parts Co., Inc.
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Contractor Evolves to Meet Customers’ Needs

By John R. Hall
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Bigger is better and the timing was right for this family-owned contracting business.
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The contractor’s utility question: Would you rather fight or switch?

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Two of the Newark (N.J.) area’s larger commercial hvac contractors, with more than $100 million in sales, agree on one thing: Utilities are going to have a significant impact on their business.
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Industry ponders shortfall in vo-tech grads

By Thomas Mahoney
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The number of young people seeking trade jobs of any kind is declining, and hvacr’s share is shrinking as well.
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