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Ohio Contractor Saves With @Road System

September 16, 2003
An Ohio HVACR contractor has saved a significant amount of time and money by implementing a GPS-enabled vehicle management system from @Road.
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Johnstone Supply Resurfaces From Record Indiana Flood

September 12, 2003
The Johnstone Supply store in Kokomo, Ind., which appeared to be a total loss from flooding on July 6, 2003, reopened in a new location just five weeks later.
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Indiana Contractor Is National Franchisee Of The Year

September 7, 2003
Gerry and Carla Crafton, franchise owners of the Aire Serv® Heating and Air Conditioning location at 2840 W. U.S. Highway 40, in Brazil, Ind. received the National Franchisee of the Year Award at the company’s annual reunion.
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American Standard Honors Illinois Distributor

August 27, 2003
American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning, a business of American Standard Companies Inc., has announced Munch's Supply Company, New Lennox, Ill., as the winner of its Distributor of the Year and Pinnacle awards.
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Accident At Contracting Firm Claims Life Of 6-Year-Old

August 21, 2003
A girl, age 6, died after she was run over by a forklift that was being driven by her 10-year-old brother at Lindsay Heating & Cooling on Sunday, August 17.
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Energy Project Has Saved Detroit Airport Nearly $2 Million

August 14, 2003
The Wayne County Airport Authority has announced that its 18-month, $14.6 million energy conservation improvement contract with Siemens Building Technologies is complete, on time and on budget. To date, the project has saved Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) $1.8 million in energy costs.
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SMACNA Awards Scholarship To Wisconsin Student

August 6, 2003
The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association (SMACNA) College of Fellows has awarded three $1,200 scholarships for the 2003-2004 academic year. Among the winners is Natalie Dvorak, of Kohler, Wis.
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Fire Kills Mother, Five Children; Window A/C Connection Blamed

August 2, 2003
A fire, which officials believe began when a window air conditioner, plugged into a strip outlet, overheated and caught the nearby carpet and couch on fire, killed a mother and her five children in Pontiac, Mich., north of Detroit.
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Baltimore Aircoil To Build New Headquarters, Expand Plants In Delaware, Illinois

July 24, 2003
Baltimore Aircoil Company (BAC) announced that it will build a new corporate headquarters and R&D facility in Baltimore, Md., and expand manufacturing operations in Milford, Del., and Paxton, Ill.
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ABB Announces That U.S. Special Olympics Soccer Athletes Earn Silver Medal At World Games

July 21, 2003
Wisconsin’s Special Olympics soccer team, part of TEAM USA at the recent World Summer Games, beat the Ireland team to earn a silver medal. The 16 players, drawn from an array of Wisconsin teams, were chosen to be the only traditional “11-a-side” TEAM USA World Games soccer team to compete at the games, held in Dublin, Ireland.
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2014 MCAA Annual Convention

Scenes from the 2014 MCAA Annual Convention in Scottsdale, Ariz.


Kyle Gargaro, editor-in-chief of The NEWS, hosted the 2014 ACCA CEO Forum. At the event, six well-known, highly respected company executives, Gary Michel, Ingersoll Rand/Trane; Chris Nelson, Carrier Corp.; Chris Peel, Rheem Mfg. Co.; Rod Rushing, Johnson Controls; Brent Schroeder, Emerson Climate Technologies; and Doug Young, Lennox; provided individual industry outlooks and fielded questions directly from attending contractors. Listen to the entire event on the NEWSMakers podcast. Posted on April 14.

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