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Michigan Rules Favorably For Contractors In Complaint Against Consumers Energy

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

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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Indiana Contractor Forms Two Operations Centers

Temp-Masters Inc., a Midwest installation and contracting company, has announced the formation of two operations centers to better serve customers for commercial refrigeration and HVAC.
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Carbon Monoxide Course Offered At Ohio College

Columbus State Community College and the Central Ohio Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) chapter have joined together to present a two credit hour college course designed to provide better understanding of carbon monoxide and the prevention of carbon monoxide poisoning.
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Minneapolis Contractor Buys Back Company From Encompass

Yale Mechanical Inc. recently purchased its company back from the consolidated owners who had acquired it in 1997. Encompass Services Corp., the consolidator that purchased Yale, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in November 2002.
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Mechanical Inc. Acquires Borg Mechanical Contractors

Mechanical Inc., a division of The Helm Group, has acquired Borg Mechanical Contractors Inc. of Hillside, Ill. Borg, a Chicago-area HVAC and process-piping contractor, will continue to operate under the Borg name.
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Top Concern Is Planning In Uncertain Times, According To Chicago Business Owners

Planning in uncertain times is the top concern of middle-market companies, according to the fourth meeting of the Grant Thornton Business Owners Council.
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Exelon Helps Fermi Laboratory Reduce Energy Costs

Exelon Services Federal Group received a Department of Energy (DOE) 2002 Departmental Energy Management Award in honor of outstanding achievements in energy and water management for the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) Pumping Retrofit Project.
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Strategic Approach To Energy The Right Prescription For Hospital System

The delivery of patient care may be the primary mission in the healthcare business, but controlling costs and mitigating risk in today’s economy can distract even the most proficient of caregivers. Here’s how one 10-hospital system took a strategic approach to developing an energy initiative that saves over $1 million a year in utility costs while enhancing the environment of care.
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Chicago MCA Offers Education Programs To Enhance Business Growth

Stephen Lamb, CAE, executive vice president of the Chicago Mechanical Contractors Association (MCA), has been working to position the organization as the “Education Association.” The Chicago MCA has made educating members its top priority, according to Lamb.
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Chris Mathis, president of Mathis Consulting Co. and vice chair of ASHRAE’s residential ad hoc committee, talks about ASHRAE’s exploration into the residential market. Posted on Oct. 17.

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