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Thybar Corp.: Metal Building Roof Curbs

A complete line of laser-built, insulated, metal-building roof curbs is available. The curbs are fabricated using 14-gauge and 18-gauge AZ-55 GALVALUME® material with welded construction, built-in diverter, and integral conforming notches for compatibility with GALVALUME roof panels and a water-tight seal. 


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AHR Expo Provides Stage for New Products

The NEWS staff was very busy at the AHR Expo in Dallas, seeking information on new products. Here is a comprehensive list of everything we found on the show floor.


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Construction Recovery Predicted for 2013

The final construction numbers for 2012 aren’t all tabulated yet, but the Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. (ABC) is making predictions about what some sectors of the construction market will look like in 2013. Nonresidential construction is predicted to expand by 5.2 percent next year.


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Comfort Under the Sun: Magnetic Umbrella Holder

The magnetic umbrella holder helps improve working conditions outdoors in the sun, excessive heat, and the elements. According to the manufacturer, it makes working conditions for HVAC rooftop service and installations approximately 10°-20°F cooler.


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Manufacturers Work to Meet Demand Due to Hurricane Sandy

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy and the superstorm it spawned in the northeastern United States, manufacturers represented by the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) have increased production to meet the unexpected increased demand for residential and light commercial boilers, furnaces, and heat pumps.


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Contractors Learn How to Build Value

Contractors from around the country converged on Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas for the Nexstar Network’s Super Meeting. The meeting was titled “Customers First” and included informative sessions and plenty of networking opportunities.


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Conference Teaches Demand Development

Is America approaching a fiscal cliff? That depends on who you talk to. Find out what Alan Beaulieu and other keynote speakers had to say at the 2012 HARDI Annual Conference.


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Nordyne: Packaged Heat Pumps, Gas Packs

Two NuTone packaged systems — heat pumps and packaged gas/electric models — include all-aluminum microchannel coils for lighter weight, smaller size, better durability, and greater reliability in corrosive environments, said the company.


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Contractors Offer VRF Advice

Various areas of the U.S. HVACR industry are considering variable refrigerant flow (VRF) technology these days. What are contractors saying about it?


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Trane, a brand of Ingersoll Rand: Unitary Rooftop Systems

The IntelliPak™ I unitary rooftop systems in configurations from 20 to 130 tons are available. The redesigned system is a packaged rooftop unit that has energy efficiency ratings (EER) of 11; some IntelliPak I configurations exceed the EER of 11 and achieve as high as 14.2.


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NEWSMakers: Chris Mathis

Chris Mathis, president of Mathis Consulting Co. and vice chair of ASHRAE’s residential ad hoc committee, talks about ASHRAE’s exploration into the residential market. Posted on Oct. 17.

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