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Iowa Dealer Sells 10-Year Extended Labor Plans

October 25, 2002
Who’s buying the Tempstar Homeowners’ Extended Labor Plan (HELP)? According to an article in The Dealer Star, Tempstar’s dealer newsletter, most customers who purchase Tempstar equipment from Bettendorf Heating & A/C, in Bettendorf, IA, are buying it.
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Minnesota Company Touts Mold-Killing Products

October 18, 2002
Foster Products Corp. recently announced information about its indoor air quality (IAQ) product line. The company said its line of products “provide a long-term solution to problems associated with [poor IAQ] by killing and preventing the re-growth of odor-causing mold, mildew, bacteria, and fungus.”
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Small Illinois Shop Owner Credits Distributor And Right-Hand Man For Success

October 11, 2002
Rich Gatschenberger, owner of Gatschenberger Heating & A/C, Sherman, IL, runs a two-man shop. His business is doing well, he notes, thanks to his local distributor and his right-hand man.
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Accident Claims Worker's Life; OSHA-Cited Employer Involved

October 5, 2002
In August, a painter working at Ford Field — the new home of the NFL’s Detroit Lions — was killed when a hydraulic lift he was working on fell into the seats. The Associated Press reported that the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) had cited the man’s employer, Thomarios Painting, for two safety violations earlier this summer.
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Missouri Dealer Says Dual-Fuel Systems Are Popular

September 27, 2002
Steve Fox of Fox Heating and Cooling, Warrensburg, MO, says he sells a lot of dual-fuel systems: a gas furnace paired with a heat pump. The dual-fuel systems can provide increased efficiency that enables homeowners to heat and cool their homes for the lowest possible cost in parts of the country where this type of system suits the climate.
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ASA Chicago Holds ‘Trot For Tots’

September 20, 2002
The Association of Subcontractors and Affiliates (ASA Chicago) recently held its first “Trot for Tots” program at the Arlington International Racecourse’s Million Platform Room in Arlington Heights, IL.
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BOMA Names Midwest Businesspeople To Staff

September 14, 2002
The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) announced the appointments of two Midwest businesspeople to key executive positions in the organization. The announcement was made at a late June convention in Chicago.
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St. Louis Contractor Establishes Service Division

September 7, 2002
Condaire Inc., a St. Louis, MO-based mechanical contractor, has established a service division through the acquisition of the repair and maintenance unit of Climate Engineering Corp.
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IAQ Design Enhances Purdue’s Natatorium

August 30, 2002
With the opening of it $17.1 million natatorium last year, Purdue University’s swim program went from an “outdated” swimming facility to a state-of-the-art Big Ten aquatic center, according to a recent Dectron press release.
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Former Detroit-Area Contractor Opens Consulting Business

August 23, 2002
After years in the HVAC service arena, a Detroit-area HVAC contractor and a top member of his former management team have opened a consulting business, offering solutions and support to plumbing and HVAC contractors who have made the decision to improve or grow their business. The new company is the Bergstrom-Elder Consulting Group.
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