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St. Louis Contractor Establishes Service Division

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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

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With the opening of it $17.1 million natatorium last year, Purdue University’s swim program went from an “outdated” swimming facility to a state-of-the-art Big Ten aquatic center, according to a recent Dectron press release.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

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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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Peoria Youth Awarded SMACNA College Of Fellows Scholarship

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The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association (SMACNA) College of Fellows awarded a $1,200 scholarship for the 2002-2003 academic year to Mathew Cicciarelli of Peoria, IL.
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Missouri Adopts Key Elements Of C3 Set

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The state of Missouri recently adopted the latest editions of NFPA 54, National Fuel Gas Code, and NFPA 58, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code, two key elements of the Comprehensive Consensus Codes™ (C3) set developed by NFPA and other leading code developers.
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American Standard Sponsors American Lung Association Of Ohio's Clean Air Challenge

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American Standard Heating and Air Conditioning’s Cleveland, OH-area distributor, Wolff Brothers, was the lead sponsor of the Clean Air Challenge, an annual event organized by the American Lung Association of Ohio, which took place on June 23 at Cleveland's Burke Lakefront Airport.
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Trane Equips Illinois Complex, Helping It Achieve ‘Ultimate Flexibility’

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“On the hottest day of the year, we’ve got 1,000 tons of chiller capacity in reserve. That helps me feel secure,” said Dan Baran, facilities supervisor of power plant operations at the DuPage County Governmental Complex in Wheaton, IL. Baran was discussing the recent upgrade of the chiller plant and chilled water distribution system on the government campus.
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Carrier Recognizes Two Chicago Buildings As HVAC Environmental Leaders

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As part of its continuing celebration of the 100th anniversary of modern air conditioning, Carrier Corp. recently recognized energy-efficient HVAC investments in two prominent Chicago buildings — the Art Institute of Chicago and the One East Wacker Drive Building — at the Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA) International 95th Annual Convention.
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PHCC Of Iowa Approved For NATE Testing

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The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors of Iowa (PHCC-IA) has been approved as a testing organization for the North American Technician Excellence (NATE) exam. It will begin offering test sessions this fall.
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SMACNA Chapter And Local Union Unveil Partnership Strategy

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The Metropolitan Detroit Chapter of the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) and the Sheet Metal Workers Local 80 recently unveiled their “Together We Do It Better” ID campaign at an open house for members and families of both organizations.
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