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Furniture Manufacturer Saves With Fabric Ductwork

After spending thousands of dollars annually maintaining its leaky and antiquated boiler and radiant heat piping system, Karges Furniture decided replacement would be more cost efficient. The company eventually settled on a $344,000 state-of-the-art system consisting of high tech fabric ductwork, make-up air units, and a commercial humidifier.
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Chiller Loss Creates Opportunity For Improvement

When a building owner suffers the catastrophic loss of the single chiller serving a building, decisions have to be made quickly and correctly. This was the situation facing Brian Leabo, director of facilities management at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita.
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Contractor Keeps Indoor Golf Dome Heated And Inflated

Ever wonder how those giant, cocoon-shaped indoor golf domes defy gravity and temperature extremes to remain safe and comfortable? It's probably no surprise that a mechanical "blower" keeps the dome inflated - but that same blower also helps to heat and condition the air, too.
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Wisconsin Plumber Wins Bradford White Scholarship

Bradford White Corp. recently announced the recipients of its 2003 scholarship award funds during the "Celebration of Youth" opening session of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association's (PHCC's) annual convention.
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Detroit Contractors Project Aids Senior Citizens

For the 17th consecutive year, heating and cooling contractors - members of the Northwest Heating & Cooling Dealers Association, a chapter of the Michigan Air Conditioning Contractors of America (MIACCA) - offered free furnace inspections, tuneups, and repairs for senior citizens.
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Wisconsin Hospital Wins Clean Air Award

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin (CHW), an affiliate of the Medical College of Wisconsin, recently won a "Clean Air Award" from the National Air Filtration Association (NAFA).
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Midwest Wholesale Distributors To See Strong 2004

A new study titled NAW Economic Forecast 2004, written by Pembroke Consulting and Economy.com for the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW), predicts a favorable outlook ahead for wholesale distribution companies in the Midwest.
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Contractor Overcomes ‘Challenge' With Business Software

Brothers Mechanical Contractors, Kansas City, Mo., a company providing mechanical system installations and service to Midwest clients such as Best Buy, McDonalds, and Cheesecake Factory faced a dilemma. New business software provided a solution.
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Wisconsin Plumber Receives Bradford White Scholarship

The Bradford White Corp. recently announced the recipients of its 2003 scholarship awards during the "Celebration of Youth" opening session of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association's annual convention in Las Vegas.
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Iowa Contractor Elected SMACNA President

Mark C. Watson, of Climate Engineers Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been elected by the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association (SMACNA) Board of Directors to serve as president.
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