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Feb. 1, 2005: Last Year Another Record For Unitary Shipments

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ARLINGTON, Va. - Shipments of unitary air conditioners and air-source heat pumps surged past the 7 million unit mark for the first time in 2004, ending the year with 7,401,067
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Jan. 31, 2005: Contractors Are Eligible For New Tax Incentive

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WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that construction and renovation contractors, including HVACR and plumbing contractors, are eligible this year for a new 3 percent domestic production
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Jan. 31, 2005: Two Contractors Win 2004 Build Wisconsin Award

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MADISON, Wis. - Tweet/Garot Mechanical, of Green Bay, Wis., and August Winter and Sons, of Appleton, Wis., were recently awarded the 2004 Build Wisconsin Award for their work on the
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Jan. 28, 2005: ACCA Announces Finalists For 2005 Contractor Awards

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ARLINGTON, Va. - The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) has announced the finalists for the association's 2005 Contractor Excellence Awards.Finalists for ACCA's "Excellence in Residential Contracting Award" include: AirRite
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Jan. 27, 2005: SMACNA Urges OSHA To Exclude Welding From Hexchrome Standard

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CHANTILLY, Va. - The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association (SMACNA) has urged that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) exclude welding from its proposed rule on
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Jan. 27, 2005: ASHRAE Publishes Refrigeration Safety Standard

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ATLANTA - The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has published its 2004 refrigeration systems safety standard, which establishes procedures for operating equipment and systems to assure
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Jan. 26, 2005: ICP Receives Patent For Furnace Sound Shield

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LEWISBURG, Tenn. - The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent for the furnace sound shield used in the International Comfort Products (ICP) line of multipoise 80 percent
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Jan. 26, 2005: Siemens Honors Employee With Inventor Of The Year Award

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BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. - Osman Ahmed, senior principal engineer for Siemens Building Technologies Inc., has been named "Inventor of the Year" by parent company Siemens AG.Ahmed's work involves research in
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Jan. 25, 2005: Two Students Awarded Rees Scholarships

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ARLINGTON, Va. - Michael Whiting, of Liberty, Pa., and Jerrold Witz, of Minneapolis, have each been awarded $2,000 scholarships from the Clifford H. "Ted" Rees Jr. Scholarship Foundation, which promotes
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Jan. 25, 2005: Arzel Zoning Names New Distributor

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CLEVELAND - Dennis Laughlin, president of Arzel Zoning Technology Inc., has announced that cfm Distributors Inc., of Kansas City, Mo., has been named the exclusive distributor of Arzel Zoning products
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