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The Proper Employee Options Help Attract and Retain Talented Tradesmen

While many contractors are struggling to attract and keep qualified employees, others are reporting great success by offering competitive pay and benefits packages, including plentiful retirement plans.


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HVAC Distributor Wins Battle Against Obamacare Mandate

Court Sides with Manufacturer on Contraceptive Coverage Issue

Family-owned and operated, Hercules Industries’ board of directors is comprised of siblings Paul, James, and William Newland, and Christine Ketterhagen. The company was founded in Denver in 1962 as a manufacturer and wholesale distributor of HVAC sheet metal products and equipment. 


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HVAC Industry Supports Bill to Repeal Death Tax

Small Businesses, Organizations Speak Out in Favor of Legislation

For small business owners, including many in the HVACR industry, repealing the estate tax — or “death tax,” as it is also called — could have a significant positive impact on those who hope to pass their family businesses onto their descendants.


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ACCA Changes Membership Rules

Changes Aim to Boost Membership at State, Local, Federal Levels

After June 30, state and local contracting associations will be able to control their own membership dues, enroll and renew members, and develop their own strategic plans and benefits. This decision will affect contracting companies in about 40 percent of the country that have businesses in areas with local or state ACCA chapters.


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MCAA Focuses on the Industry’s Future

Mechanical Contractors Meet in Maui for Networking, Learning, and More

The conference, which took place March 7-12 in west Maui, Hawaii, featured keynote speeches from Leon Panetta, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); John Green, the author of “The Fault in Our Stars;” Michael A. Pleasant, assistant general president, United Association (UA); and oceanographer Dr. Robert Ballard, who may be best known for finding the Titanic in 1985.


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Images from the 2015 ACCA Conference in Grapevine, Texas. Posted on April 8, 2015.

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NEWSMakers: Mark Crockett
Mark Crockett vice president, Crockett Facilities Services, explains the importance of technician training, the value of being a top minority-owned company in the U.S., current projects the company is managing, and much more. Posted on April 24.
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