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Michigan Homes, Businesses Save $575 Million via Energy Efficiency Programs

Consumers Energy’s Energy Efficiency Programs Were Launched in 2009

Michigan households and businesses have saved $575 million through 2013 by taking advantage of Consumers Energy’s energy efficiency programs, lowering their natural gas and electric bills, and providing a boost to the state’s economic recovery.


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Preferred Utilities Upgrades Boiler Controls at Ford Motor Co.

Local Representative D.J. Conley Assoc. Inc. Helps Upgrade Several Multi-Burner Boilers

Preferred Utilities Manufacturing Corp., with the support of local representative D.J. Conley Assoc. Inc., successfully assisted Ford Motor Co. with the upgrade of its burner management and combustion control systems at its research and engineering powerhouse in Dearborn, Mich.


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WaterFurnace Donates $25,000 to USO of Indiana

Company Remains Largest Single Contributor to USO in the State of Indiana
WaterFurnace International Inc., a leading manufacturer of geothermal and water source heat pumps, donated $25,000 to the United Service Organization (USO) of Indiana, making the company the largest single contributor to the nonprofit military support organization.


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Walgreens Debuts Nation’s First Net Zero Energy Retail Store in Evanston, Ill.

Walgreens Plans to Generate Electricity and Reduce Energy Usage in the Store by More Than 50 Percent
With its solar panels, wind turbines, and a geothermal system, Walgreens celebrated the official opening of what is believed to be the nation’s first net zero energy retail store, anticipated to produce energy equal to or greater than it consumes.


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New Chicago-Area HVAC Contractor Emphasizes Green

Anderson Climate Solutions to Serve Northern Illinois Region with Plans to Expand Throughout Midwest
The greater Chicago area has a new heating and cooling service company, Anderson Climate Solutions. The company, with offices in Wheeling, Elmhurst, and Libertyville, Ill., will initially provide repair, maintenance, and installation services to residential, commercial, and light industrial customers in northern Illinois.


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Gov. John Kasich Visits Hartzell Air Movement

Hartzell Participates in State’s Workforce Training Program
Hartzell Air Movement announced that Ohio Gov. John Kasich visited its new large fan facility. The reason for the visit was to celebrate the successful first year of the Ohio Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program (OIWTVP) and to kick off the second year of the program.


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Business Brokerage Firm Opens in Indiana

Transworld’s Advisors Have Experience in Multiple Industries, Including HVAC
Transworld Business Advisors of Indiana has opened as a state-wide, locally-owned business brokerage firm. The company is led by Michael Berry, president, with advisors experienced in multiple industries, including HVAC. 


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ASA Midwest Council Hosts ‘Partners in Construction’ Event

How to Manage a Project While Promoting Harmony between General Contractor and Subcontractors
The American Subcontractors Association (ASA) Midwest Council has partnered with several St. Louis-area general contractors for the association’s second Partners in Construction event, “How to Manage the Construction Process,” scheduled for Oct. 24.


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Lennox Announces Heat U.P. Wisconsin Is Set for Oct. 5

Dealers Provide Free Installations of Lennox Gas Furnaces for Individuals and Families in Need
Started in 2010, Heat U.P. Wisconsin has become an annual event for independent Lennox dealers across Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to help people in need.


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Governor of Michigan Visits Burr Oak Tool Inc.

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder recently visited Burr Oak Tool Inc., in Sturgis, Mich. He toured the facility and spoke with Burr Oak Tool staff.


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