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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.