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Unified Group Schedules Customer Service Forum

The Unified Group is hosting a Customer Service Forum at the Westin O’Hare in Chicago, Wednesday, Feb. 23 to Friday, Feb. 25. The forum is designed for service coordinators, dispatchers, billing coordinators, receptionists, and office personnel.
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Ferguson Associate in Cincinnati Earns Supply Management Certification

Ferguson Integrated Services, a division of Ferguson, announced that Adam Langhals has earned the designation of Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) from the Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM).
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Contractor Stars in New Video to Educate People on Zoning

Contractor Steve Sinkie wants to help Twin Cities homeowners cut HVAC costs and go green. So he agreed to a starring role in a new video on the merits of zoned heating and cooling. The video, introduced by Zonefirst Inc., is designed to show homeowners and HVAC contractors how easy it is to add zoning to an existing home.
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DTE Energy Offers New Rebates for Energy-Efficient Furnaces

DTE Energy announced it is providing rebates to its MichCon and Detroit Edison customers who purchase and install qualifying energy-efficient furnaces, furnaces with an electronically commutated motor (ECM), and programmable thermostats for their homes. The new rebates range from $20 to $200.
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Asbestos Removal Company Offering Free Inspections of Furnaces and Boilers

The CEO of a metro St. Louis-based asbestos removal company, Abatepro Inc., announced that his firm is now offering free inspections of furnaces and boilers for those in the St. Louis area. The free inspection program will continue until Dec. 15, 2010.
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Seniors and Disabled Receive Free Furnace and Plumbing Tune-Ups

A team of 100 volunteer contractors from the Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors Association of Northeast Ohio (PHCC) and the Greater Cleveland Chapter of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) provided free furnace tune-ups, water audits and plumbing repairs for senior and disabled residents.
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Melink Wins 2010 Renewable Energy Project of the Year Award

Melink Corp. has won the Association of Energy Engineers’ 2010 Renewable Energy Project of the Year award for its green corporate headquarters. The facility was the first LEED Gold certified office building in Ohio and in January 2010 became LEED Platinum certified for existing buildings.
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Emerson Presents First Annual Thomas E. Bettcher Community Service Award

Emerson Climate Technologies has awarded the first annual Thomas E. Bettcher Community Service Award. The award recognizes an employee whose excellence in community service reflects the legacy of sustained community involvement demonstrated by the firm’s former president and CEO.
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WaterFurnace Helps Michigan Home Achieve Net-Zero Energy Usage

WaterFurnace International Inc., Fort Wayne, Ind., a leading manufacturer of residential, commercial, industrial and institutional geothermal and water source heat pumps, has provided the geothermal heating and cooling system used in Michigan’s first net-zero energy home.
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Community Agency Association Awarded Low-Income Energy Efficiency Grants

Michigan Community Action Agency Association (MCAAA) has been awarded two grants related to energy efficiency and low-income families, including a $15 million grant to administer a federal Department of Energy (DOE)-American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) program to weatherize low-income, multi-unit housing across the state.
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