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Accident At Contracting Firm Claims Life Of 6-Year-Old

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

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

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

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

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

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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Air Conditioning Work Sparks Small Fire

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

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

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

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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