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Air Conditioning Work Sparks Small Fire

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A welding torch being used to install air conditioning equipment at a local Portage, Mich., school has been targeted as the possible cause of a recent small ceiling fire.
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Minneapolis Group Develops Mold Inspection Standard

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A Minneapolis-based nonprofit group is confronting the mold problem with a new inspection standard, according to an article in Finance & Commerce magazine. The Indoor Environmental Standards Organization (IESO) is providing mold-related training, certification programs, and technical information for home inspectors, real estate agents, and others concerned about household mold.
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Detroit-Area Contractor Helps With Habitat For Humanity

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Retired tech Lonny Sise recently contacted News’ contractor consultant Mary Marble to see if she could help get some media coverage for the work that he and his friends at Comfort Temp (Ray, Mich.) were doing with the local Habitat for Humanity organization.
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Tyler Refrigeration Adds Michigan Dealer

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Stafford-Smith Inc. has accepted a dealership with Tyler Refrigeration. It is offering Tyler’s commercial refrigeration equipment throughout western Michigan and northern Indiana.
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SMACNA Picks Top Legislative Advocate

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Tony Adolfs, executive director of the Chicagoland Sheet Metal Contractors Association, was recognized as the Chapter Executive Legislative Advocate of the Year at the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association’s (SMACNA’s) recent awards dinner.
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EAI And Ohio Contractors Award Scholarship

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Columbus State Community College student, Susan Scott, was recently awarded a $2,000 scholarship by the Excellence Alliance Foundation to continue her studies in the field of air conditioning and heating.
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St. Louis Plumbing Council Coordinates ‘Rebuilding Together’

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The Plumbing Industry Council, a local Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association (PHCC) chapter in St. Louis representing 120 union plumbing and mechanical companies, recently joined forces with Plumbers & Pipefitters Local #562 to provide plumbing repairs to 59 needy families in the St. Louis area.
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Detroit-Area Contractor Receives Commercial Contractor Award

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Guardian Environmental Services Inc., Livonia, Mich., was awarded Commercial Contractor of the Year for 2003 by the Michigan Chapter of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (MIACCA).
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SEMCO Celebrates 40th Anniversary

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SEMCO Incorporated, Columbia, Mo., is celebrating its 40th year of service to the HVACR market. Since its founding as a sheet metal fabrication company with five employees, SEMCO is now a manufacturer of air movement and air quality products with more than 300 employees and more than 300 manufacturer's representatives.
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NuTemp/Longville Announces New Detroit Location

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In order to meet the needs of customers for speed of delivery and “superior” service, NuTemp/Longville has opened a new location in the Detroit area.
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