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Industry Challenged on All Fronts

December 24, 2007
In 2007, contractors had a full plate of new affairs to handle. “As an industry, we faced technology changes, political changes, manpower shortages, and the list goes on,” summed up Ken Bodwell, CFO and partner, Innovative Service Solutions, Orlando, Fla.
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Room A/C Manufacturer Headed South

December 24, 2007
The last of the room air conditioner manufacturing facilities left the United States in 2007. Friedrich Air Conditioning Co., based in San Antonio, moved production of room air conditioners from its San Antonio plant to the company’s facility in Monterrey, Mexico.
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Green Markets Open Up

December 24, 2007
When former President Bill Clinton stepped to a podium in New York City to convene the C-40 Large Cities Climate Summit, he was, in effect, opening the door for expanded opportunities for HVAC contractors in areas ranging from the installation of new energy-efficient equipment to major retrofits, with a special emphasis on performance contracting.
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Higher SEERs Got Popular

December 24, 2007
Energy-efficient products gained ground in the residential sector this past year. Citing an unprecedented mid-year report compiled by the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI), the average SEER rating for unitary air conditioners sold through June was 13.66.
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Leveraging College Interns to Sell

November 12, 2007
Star Service, a Linc Services HVAC contractor, recently introduced a concept that seems to be making progress when it comes to recruiting new sales candidates. The goal was to identify three college seniors interested in a sales career and who possessed the basic salesperson profile.
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Achieving Tomorrow's Construction Workforce

November 12, 2007
This is the second in a series of white papers to assist and promote the initial progress of building national and local coalitions to address the tremendous need for building a workforce for the construction industry of America.
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Celebrating 20 years of Copeland Scroll: Shaping the Future

November 12, 2007
“I don’t think anybody who was on that [scroll technology development] team 20 years ago would have forecasted that we would have nearly 60 million pieces in the field today, 10 plants around the world, and scroll models from one to 30 horsepower... nobody would have envisioned that,” assured Ed Purvis.
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Celebrating 20 years of Copeland Scroll: Addressing Industry Needs

November 12, 2007
Sit down with those deeply involved in the development and ultimate production of scroll technology, and the words “challenge” and “hurdle” are likely to surface quite a bit, as they did when The NEWS spoke with Emerson executives of the 1970s and 1980s, who played key roles in taking Copeland Scroll to market.
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Celebrating 20 years of Copeland Scroll: Revolutionizing the Industry

November 12, 2007
Generally speaking, the HVACR trade takes its good ol’ time in adopting - and then adapting to - new technologies, be they large or small, bigger or better.
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Celebrating 20 years of Copeland Scroll: Congratulations!

November 12, 2007
On behalf of The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration NEWS, please enjoy a mix of nostalgia with the future, as you celebrate with Emerson Climate Technologies, the 20th Anniversary of Copeland Scroll. 
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