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Family Manufacturer Still Going Strong after 100 Years

Bard Mfg. Co. Celebrates a Century in Business

After looking around at their own families, some might find it difficult to imagine a family-owned operation working for this long. There are fifth-generation members currently working in the business full time or during the summers while going to college, but it’s too early to determine the generation’s long-term interest level and commitment to the business.


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Health Care Organization Perfects Repurposed Building

Modulating Boilers, Packaged Rooftop Units Contribute to Makeover

Nobody would argue the building needed a mechanical retrofit, so once the Providence Center raised the funds, Victory Heating and Air Conditioning Co. Inc., Bellingham, Massachusetts, was hired to design and install components that would provide a solution. 


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Thybar Corp.: Vibration Isolation Curb

The Vibro-Curb has integral, vibration-dampening spring isolators that provide mounting for rooftop HVAC units. 


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Rooftop Retrofits Put HVAC Contractors in Control

Advanced Controls Help Improve Comfort, Save Money and Energy

Replacing older RTUs can be expensive, so the answer may be for contractors to retrofit these units with advanced controls that can help save energy costs as well as improve comfort.


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Samsung Electronics America to Acquire Quietside

Companies Hopeful the Acquisition Spurs Ductless, VRF Product Expansion

Quietside intends to increase its personnel and infrastructure investment in North America in order to serve the continuing rapid expansion of the split ductless and VRF product categories.


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Utilities Debate Value of Energy Efficiency

Providers Believe Rebates and Reward Programs Have Become Too Expensive

What kind of energy-efficiency goals are realistic, what types of rebates and reward programs should energy providers have in place for consumers, and how great is the demand for these conservation programs?


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HARDI Distributors Report Revenue Increase

Annualized Growth 6.6 Percent Through June 2014, According to Report

The average sales growth for reporting HVACR distributor members increased by 10.1 percent in June 2014, according to a trends report released by HARDI.


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Overcoming Economic Uncertainty: Contractors Insist Cash is Key

Contractors Discuss Strategies to get Through Hard Times

As many residential and commercial contractors learned during the most recent recession, having a battle plan for surviving tough times is an absolute must.


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How to Minimize HVAC Customer Callbacks

Discipline and New Technology Help HVAC Contractors Prevent Errors

What is a super tech? A super tech is one who eats, sleeps, and breathes HVAC. He may be a contractor, manager, or technician, but, above all, he is a perfectionist. And his greatest enemy is the callback.


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Global A/C Market Starting to Warm Up

BSRIA World Air Conditioning Market Trends Reveal Increased Sales Worldwide

In 2013, the world air conditioning market was valued at $91.6 billion, having grown more than 6 percent compared with $86.8 billion in 2012 — evidence that the global a/c market is finally out of the woods. 


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NEWSMakers: Matt Barga

Matt Barga, portfolio manager — a/c and coils, Ingersoll Rand, discusses how the company is working to comply with the new energy conservation standards for heat pumps and air conditioners that go into effect on Jan. 1, 2015. Posted on Dec. 19.

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