PowerCold Acquires Applied Building Technology

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PowerCold Corp. announced the acquisition of Applied Building Technology Inc. (ABT), a St. Petersburg, FL-based supplier of complete HVAC packages for standard-sized commercial buildings such as national chain businesses.
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Texas Contractors, Subcontractors Agree To Rules For Contingent Payment Clause Enforceability

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In November 2001, 15 Texas contractors and subcontractors, two lawyers, and a facilitator from North Carolina set out on a quest. They were determined to do what two major segments of the Texas construction industry had not been able to do for decades: establish fair rules for the use of contingent payment clauses in construction subcontracts.
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Tampa Firm Debuts Cryogenic Valve

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CPC-Cryolab™ of Tampa is introducing the ES4 Series Cryogenic Valve. The bronze extended stem valve performs in cryogenic service at temperatures ranging from -400 to 150 degrees F.
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Invensys Makes Appointments

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Invensys Energy Solutions of Raleigh, NC, has made several appointments.
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Louisiana HVACR Contractor Extends Service To Japan

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Richardson’s Plumbing and Heating, Inc., a contractor based in Shreveport-Bossier, LA, has now completed its first international project. The Asset Management Services unit of Trane recently hired Richardson’s to retrofit the condenser water system for a 500-ton chilled water plant at the Misawa Air Force Base Clinic in Japan.
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Lochinvar Corp. Hosts NOx Training For Texas Contractors

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The Lochinvar Corp. and Ashcraft Co. recently conducted a training session for Texas contractors concerning that state’s new NOx emission limits.
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Diffusers Star In Five Points Plaza's Pursuit Of More Efficiency In Tight Spaces

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Leaking radiant panel valves had become an expensive maintenance problem for the Five Points Plaza building in Atlanta. Replacing the radiant ceiling system with a VAV system could solve that problem, but the available ductwork could not be enlarged due to structural constraints and, as a result, the VAV terminals had to be low pressure. Therma-Fuser™ VAV diffusers by Acutherm (New York) filled that need and, in addition, gave the building individual temperature control and a system with low maintenance.
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Texas Contractor Grows ‘A Man A Year’

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Don and Brent Ballard of Affordable Air & Heat in Santa Fe, TX are last year’s leading seller of Heil products for Pameco-Southwest Division in this Gulf Coast region. They also have been growing their business one tech at a time.
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Minorplanet Atlanta Helps Businesses Weather Economy

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Do you know where your service vehicles are? Minorplanet Atlanta is helping local businesses increase productivity levels and decrease costs with its fleet management system, Vehicle Management Information (VMI).
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Filtration Factor In Bioterrorism Topic Of National Conference

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Bioterrorism, mold, and the uncertainties that come with a growing market were the hot topics at the National Air Filtration Association’s (NAFA) 2002 Technical Seminar in Nashville, TN.
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