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St. Louis-Area Contractor Welcomes All Comers

By John R. Hall
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Business is far from dead in this hvacr contractor's renovated funeral parlor store front.
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Independent Contractor Thrives

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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

By Joanna R. Turpin
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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

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“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

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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

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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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