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Excellence Commitment Launches ‘Contractor Co-Opetition’

May 9, 2003
Excellence Commitment LLC has announced the launch of “Contractor Co-Opetition.” According to the contractor group, phase one will embark on a “hands-on approach” to develop solutions to challenges faced by HVACR organizations.
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Wisconsin School Board Addresses Mold Issue

May 1, 2003
School board members in Monticello, Wis., moved quickly to begin remediation and renovation efforts to correct mold and other problems at local schools after residents passed a $1.65 million referendum.
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Michigan Contractor Says Service Is Key To Success

April 23, 2003
Josh Bigelow and Nick Serra have a simple philosophy. The owners of Great Dane Heating & Air Conditioning founded their business on the premise of “giving customers the service they deserve.”
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Ed Lord II/SMCI Scholarships Awarded To Four Students

April 17, 2003
The Sheet Metal Contractors of Iowa (SMCI) Scholarship Committee recently announced the winners of four student scholarships.
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New Contractor Consortium Forming In Cincinnati

April 11, 2003
A new consortium of HVAC contractors is in the formative stages, led by two familiar names in the trade.
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Siemens Helping Summa Health System Save On Energy And Labor Costs

April 4, 2003
Ohio’s Summa Health System is undergoing a $4.2 million building infrastructure upgrade to reduce operating costs and improve patient and staff comfort. Summa plans to accomplish these improvements with no capital outlay. It financed the one-year boiler and lighting system upgrade through a performance contract arrangement with Siemens Building Technologies Inc.
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Ohio Contractor Named ABC’s Contractor Of The Year

March 21, 2003
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) presented its Contractor of the Year award to Mark Small, senior vice president and chief financial officer, Cleveland Construction Inc., Mentor, Ohio, at the association’s national convention in San Diego.
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News Editor Keynote Speaker At St. Louis ACCA Chapter Conference

March 7, 2003
The St. Louis and Southern Illinois Chapters of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) are hosting a conference and trade expo on Wednesday, March 26, 2003. Keynote speaker will be John R. Hall, business management editor for The News.
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Michigan Rules Favorably For Contractors In Complaint Against Consumers Energy

March 2, 2003
The Michigan Public Service Commission cited Consumers Energy for various violations of the Commission's code of conduct for its appliance service plan (ASP) program.
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Iowa Contractor Takes Unique Approach To Marketing

February 24, 2003
Ray Armstrong is quite the marketer, according to a story in a recent issue of Heil’s “Dealer Link.” If he wasn’t the owner of Armstrong Plumbing & Heating Inc., he might have embarked on a career in marketing.
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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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