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Wisconsin Plumber Receives Bradford White Scholarship

November 15, 2003
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

November 5, 2003
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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Retired Contractor Bowls Perfect Game, Shoots Hole In One

October 30, 2003
Retired heating contractor Paul Hughes is feeling a little lucky - or highly skilled. The 74-year-old Waunakee, Wis., man bowled a 300 game and made a hole-in-one on the golf course in less than a 24-hour period in mid-October.
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Former Trane Professionals Form Consulting Group

October 27, 2003
GEA Consulting recently announced its startup as a "new breed" of company specializing in helping small and large businesses gain access to experienced resources to assist the HVAC industry.
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Iowa Distributor Is Head Of PGA Golf Tournament

October 20, 2003
Mark Kilmer, president of Republic Mechanical Wholesalers in Davenport, Iowa, has completed his second year as chairman of the local John Deere Classic.
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Michigan Contractor Holds Grand ‘Reopening’

October 7, 2003
Pyro Heating & Cooling Inc. held a special grand opening in late September at its new location. The event marked the move to a new building for Pyro from its former location, which it had occupied since 1985.
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Movie Theater Gains ‘Great Escape’ From Energy Costs

October 5, 2003
How can movie theaters escape the high energy costs of providing patrons with comfort cooling? When Aliance Entertainment’s new 16-screen Great Escape Theater opened in New Albany, Ind., this past summer — with a digital sound system and 3,000 stadium-style seats — 20 Carrier COBRA™ rooftop units played a leading role.
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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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