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Perseverance Key for Captain Mark Kelly

MCAA Annual Convention Includes Notable Keynote Speakers
By Mike Murphy
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Featured speakers during the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) annual convention conveyed a message about the importance of perseverance to success in professional and personal endeavors. The words of former astronaut and retired naval aviator Capt. Mark Kelly were no exception.


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Commercial Contractors: June 10, 2013

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Par Mechanical employee named VIP Installation Showcase winner; TDIndustries appoints new Dallas president; more HVAC commercial contractor news briefs.


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Employment Background Checks Drawing Government Scrutiny

Contractors May Face Legal Hurdles When Using Background Checks During Hiring Process
By Joanna R. Turpin
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This latest guidance from EEOC concerning background checks stems from Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. But there is absolutely no reference made to criminal history, so how can EEOC threaten action based on Title VII?


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Thybar Corp.: Rooftop Unit Curb Adapters

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Laser cut, the all-welded construction Retro-mate® adapters are available. The Retromate offers a fast, cost-effective method of replacing rooftop HVAC units. 


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HVAC Offers Numerous Career Paths

Demand for Qualified Workers is Increasing
By Angela D. Harris
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The industry is growing, and demand for qualified people both in the field and in the office is breeding an emergence of diverse HVACR positions.


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HVACR Equipment More Multifaceted

New Products Combine Design, Efficiency, and Comfort
By Matt Bishop
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With many manufacturers adding certain amounts of sizzle to their offerings, modern HVACR units are evolving into much more than just comfort machines. 


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HVAC Trends to Watch

Homeowners Becoming Increasingly Environmentally Conscious When Selecting Products
By Adam Kutner
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This year is shaping up to be a time of technological leaps and bounds, and the industry needs to keep up.


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Superior Radiant Products Ltd.: Gas-Fired Infrared Tube Heaters

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Series LT/LTX/LTXR two-stage infrared heaters are designed for low-clearance applications. 


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Commercial Contractors: May 27, 2013

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Andy J. Egan Co. earns Elite award; Bartingale Co.'s past president receives lifetime achievement award.


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DOE Seeking Information on Commercial Furnace Standards

Periodic Review is Energy Policy and Conservation Act Requirement
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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a request for information to assess whether the existing energy-conservation standards for commercial warm-air furnaces should be amended.


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