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July 14, 2014: Watsco Increases Ownership in Joint Venture with Carrier

Additional $90 Million Cash Investment Builds on Successful Partnership
July 14, 2014

Watsco Inc. announced that it has acquired an additional 10 percent ownership interest in Carrier Enterprise LLC, a joint venture with Carrier Corp. The transaction raises Watsco’s ownership stake to 80 percent. The additional $90 million investment in the business was paid in cash.


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July 11, 2014: EMCOR Subsidiary Awarded Contract for Fort Belvoir Hospital and Medical Command

Scope of Work Includes Repair and Maintenance of HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, and Refrigeration Systems
July 11, 2014

EMCOR Group Inc. announced that its subsidiary EMCOR Government Services (EGS) has been awarded contracts for operation, maintenance, and repair of systems and services with an expanded scope of work at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital and the building housing the Northern Region Medical Command in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. 


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July 11, 2014: New Instructional Training DVD Released on Fiberglass Duct Board Fabrication

DVD Developed for Both New and Experienced HVAC Contractors and Technicians
July 11, 2014

The North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) has announced the release of a new instructional training series DVD on fabricating fiberglass duct board systems. Based on NAIMA’s Fibrous Glass Duct Construction Standard, the DVD includes 22 short video demonstrations.


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July 11, 2014: Sprouts Farmers Market to Open Atlanta-Area Store with CO2 Refrigeration

Transcritical CO2 Refrigeration Systems Are Normally Limited to Colder Climates
July 11, 2014

Sprouts Farmers Market announced that it is opening a new store in the metro-Atlanta area using CO2 refrigeration. According to the company, it will be the first CO2-based supermarket refrigeration system in a warm weather market in North America.


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July 10, 2014: HEI Releases Standards for Gasketed Plate Heat Exchangers

Members of the Plate Heat Exchanger Section Produced Design Standard
July 10, 2014

The Heat Exchange Institute (HEI) has announced the release of the first edition of Standards for Gasketed Plate Heat Exchangers. HEI said the first edition represents another step in its continuing program to provide standards that reflect the latest technological advancements in the field of heat exchange equipment.


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July 10, 2014: Emerson Climate Technologies Announces Joint Venture with Ruking

Ruking Is a Leading Heating and Air Conditioning Inverter Technology and Solutions Company
July 10, 2014

Emerson Climate Technologies Inc. has announced the formation of a joint venture with Shanghai Ruking Electronics Science & Technology Co. Ltd. The new company will be named Ruking Emerson Climate Technologies (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. and will be focused on variable speed inverter drives, controls, and solutions.


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July 10, 2014: Hurst Boiler Announces Patent for Internal Boiler Efficiency Device

Represents a New Concept in the Design of Fire Tube Steam Boilers
July 10, 2014

Hurst Boiler has announced patent approval for its new counter-flow device designed to improve boiler efficiency. Integrated inside of the pressure vessel, Hurst’s optional counter-flow device is factory-built into the company’s Thermal Master Counter-Flow Boiler Series and can be added to its Scotch Marine and Euro Series boilers.


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July 9, 2014: Skilled Trades Temporary Staffing Company Recapitalizes

Capital Resources Will Enable Construction Labor Contractors to Grow
July 9, 2014

Silver Oak Services Partners announced that it has led the recapitalization of Construction Labor Contractors (CLC), in partnership with the company’s founder and management. CLC is a leading provider of skilled trades temporary staffing for the commercial construction market.


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July 9, 2014: Nest Developer Program Launches with First Product Integrations

Allows Other Products to Connect with Nest Learning Thermostat and Smoke/CO Alarm
July 9, 2014

Nest Labs Inc. has announced the launch of its Nest Developer Program, which makes it possible for Nest and the more than 5,000 developers who’ve expressed interest in the program to work together to create interactions among Nest products and others — both inside and outside of the home.


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July 9, 2014: ANSI Announces New Energy Efficiency Standardization Roadmap

Roadmap Details 125 Recommendations to Advance Standardization in the Built Environment
July 9, 2014

With the release of its “Standardization Roadmap: Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment,” the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) said industry, government, standards developing organizations (SDOs), and other stakeholders now have a national framework for action on future energy efficiency standardization.


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