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Florida Contractor Gains Safety Award

S. I. Goldman Co./Comfort Systems USA, a mechanical contractor, has been honored by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) with its Construction Safety Excellence Award.
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Louisiana Hospital Selects Trane For Central Utility Plant

The Trane Company has been selected by Christus St. Francis Cabrini Hospital of Alexandria, LA, to manage construction of its new central utility plant. The project represents an investment of approximately $9.3 million by the hospital, including a significant amount of Trane equipment and state-of-the-art controls for the facility.
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Florida Building Code Could Increase Installation Costs, But Reduce Energy

A new statewide building code is now in effect and could boost the cost of a new home by 12% in some areas of Florida, according to published reports.
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ACR Group Reports Improved Operating Results For Fiscal 2002

The ACR Group Inc., an HVACR wholesale equipment distributor with 46 locations in 10 states, reported significantly improved operating results and sales for the fiscal year and fourth fiscal quarter ended February 28, 2002.
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Acree Air Conditioning Automates HVAC Design

Acree Air Conditioning is a Carrier dealer in Tampa, FL. Along with promoting high-efficiency equipment since its inception in 1971, Acree has been a user of high technology. For example, Acree implemented computerized customer service and warranty tracking software early in its existence. Acree was also one of the first dealers in Florida to routinely perform HVAC load calculations, even before it was required by law in Florida.
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Texas Contractor Celebrates 30th Anniversary, Name Change

Bob Smith recently celebrated his company’s 30th anniversary. He began the business in 1972 under the name Bob Smith’s Heating & Air. However, two years ago he changed the name of the business, whose customers include homes and businesses in the Nederland/Port Arthur/Beaumont, TX, area.
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Fitness Club Seeks Ideal Indoor Air As Part Of Retail Store Retrofit

At The Rush Fitness Complex, one thing president/ceo Larry Gurney didn’t want was a rush of air from the hvac system. So, planners decided not to try to keep the existing metal ductwork in the former Service Merchandise store in the Knoxville Shopping Center. As part of the $1.5 million retrofit Gurney chose fabric air dispersion systems to distribute even, draft-free airflow onto members.
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Little Giant Pump Co.: A Historical Perspective

The Little Giant Pump Company originated as the Little Giant Vaporizer Company and was organized under the laws of Oklahoma on March 8, 1940.
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Mold Testing/Remediation Co. Exhibits Its Services At HIE

ACM Environmental, Houston, TX, an environmental services provider specializing in mold identification, project design, and remediation management, recently exhibited at the Healthy Indoor Environments (HIE) 2002 show in Austin, TX.
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Association Report Looks At Florida Building Codes

Florida Forum newsletter, published by the Florida Roofing, Sheet Metal, and Air Conditioning Contractors Association, carried a special report in a recent issue dealing with new state building codes.
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