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Milwaukee Art Museum Boasts Radiant Heat

April 29, 2002
A five-year 140,000-sq-ft expansion to the Milwaukee Art Museum, designed by famed architect Santiago Calatrava, will include radiant floor heating, planned to keep visitors warm during Wisconsin’s long winters.
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Energy Code Working In Minnesota Homes

April 13, 2002
A study founded by the Minnesota Dept. of Commerce concluded that Minnesota’s progressive energy code, one of the first in the nation to mandate mechanical ventilation and depressurization standards in new homes, was working.
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EAI Contractor Wins Ohio 2002 ACCA Contractor of the Year Award

April 6, 2002
Apple Heating, Inc., Ashtabula, OH, has been awarded the Air Conditioning Contractors of Ohio (ACCO) 2002 Contractor of the Year Award. Apple Heating is a member of Excellence Alliance, Inc. (EAI), a Cincinnati-based organization of independent mechanical contractors.
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Cleveland Contractor Wins ACCA Training Award

March 30, 2002
Energy Management Systems, Inc. (EMS) won the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA)’s “Excellence in Training” award at the 2002 Contractor Excellence Awards ceremony during ACCA’s annual conference in Kissimmee, FL.
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Weil-McLain To Exhibit At Union Industries Show

March 23, 2002
Weil-McLain, a cast-iron boiler manufacturer, will be an exhibitor at the AFL-CIO Union Industries Trade Show to be held April 5-8 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, MN.
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Geothermal High School Involves Community

March 16, 2002
Several community groups banded together to plan and complete the construction of a 400,000-sq-ft geothermal high school in the school district of Fond du Lac. The school board was supported by Wisconsin Focus on Energy (the State of Wisconsin’s energy efficiency program), Alliant Energy, Wisconsin Geothermal Association, and Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium.
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Michigan Contractor Wins Honeywell Sweepstakes

March 10, 2002
Williams Refrigeration, a family-owned business since 1937 headquartered in Warren, MI, was recently awarded the grand prize in Honeywell’s POWERContractor Sweepstakes.
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Wisconsin Contractor Puts Faith in Website

March 2, 2002
Jim Harry has positive things to say about how having a website affects his business. “We established the website because it seemed like the next step to take in our business,” Harry added. “And because so many of our customers use the Web.”
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Contractor Installs 90,000 Pounds of A/C Equipment Atop Landmark Office Building

February 23, 2002
Condaire Inc., a St. Louis, MO-based mechanical contractor, did an extraordinary thing last year. The company rented a high-powered industrial helicopter to lift 90,000 lbs of air conditioning equipment to the roof of the 42-story James A. Rhodes State Office Tower in Columbus, OH.
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Enterprise Fleet Services Target Savings On Small to Mid-Size Fleets

February 16, 2002
Enterprise Fleet Services is aware of the time and expense of maintaining a fleet of vehicles. That’s why the company is suggesting that contractors with small to mid-size fleets (15-125 vehicles) outsource fleet management to Enterprise.
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