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Survey: 74 Percent of Contractors Unprepared for Efficiency Standards

Emerson Survey Shows Contractors Unaware of Pending Efficiency Ruling
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Unlike the 2005 regulation changes, the 2015 changes will affect both residential and commercial efficiency standards.


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Contractors Invest in Employee Health

Leaders Deem Wellness Programs as Worthwhile
By Matt Bishop
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Whether it’s company-wide initiatives, or opening an on-site gym, both residential and commercial companies are looking for new ways to improve employee wellness and boost productivity.


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Johnson Controls: Commercial Rooftop Units

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With an exact-fit replacement design, the Coleman© Peak rooftop units match the footprints and electrical and gas lines of other manufacturers’ units, said the company. 


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Friedrich Cools Classrooms

Company Donates Air Conditioners to Illinois School District
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Volunteers installed eight room air conditioners donated by Friedrich Air Conditioning Co., based in San Antonio.


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The Case of the Missing Service Calls

Contractors Aim to Solve the Prevailing Mechanical Maintenance Mystery
By Joanna R. Turpin
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One contractor noticed an alarming decline in service calls over the last four years, and he wondered if others were finding the same trend in their area. And the responses came pouring in.


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Thybar Corp.: Insulated Metal Building Curbs

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According to the manufacturer, advanced laser technology offers the tightest tolerances and allows for a superior weld. 


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Train Your Team Accordingly

Make Sure Your Team is Up to Speed on Today’s Changing Technology
By Ryan Rex
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We need to focus on what we already have to reduce consumption, while maximizing our existing resources.


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HRAI Releases Shipment Data

Shipment Increases Noted Across Several Equipment Sectors
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The Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) announced shipment increases across several equipment sectors in the fourth quarter of 2013 when compared to the same quarter of 2012. 


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Contractors Looking to Hire in 2014

Business Growth Leads to Need for More Workers
By Kimberly Schwartz
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Contractors' workloads are increasing, and they need to hire more employees to be able to meet the needs of their customers.


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Bristol, Torad Form Agreement

Companies to Develop, Promote Torad’s Spool Compressor Technology
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Bristol Compressors Intl. Inc. and Torad Engineering LLC have entered into a joint agreement for the development and commercialization of Torad’s patented spool machine technology for residential and light commercial air conditioning applications. 


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