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Carbon Monoxide Course Offered At Ohio College

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Iowa Contractor Selected HVAC Contractor Of The Year By PHCC

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Ron Newman, Lakes Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Inc., Spirit Lake, IA, was named the HVAC Contractor of the Year at the recent annual convention of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) in Toronto, ON, Canada.
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Continuity Programs Develops Customer Follow-Up System For HVACR Dealers

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Continuity Programs Inc. (CPI), a marketing company headquartered in Walled Lake, MI, has announced the development of a new customer follow-up system for the HVACR industry.
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Children's Memorial Hospital Project Awarded To Team Mechanical

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Industrial and commercial HVAC firm Team Mechanical Inc. (TMI) is working on a $4.5 million project for Children's Memorial Hospital's new research facility in Chicago, IL.
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