ACCA lauded action by the Eastern District Court of Texas striking down the Obama administration’s overtime rule, which would have required employers to pay overtime to most salaried workers earning less than $47,476 annually, a drastic increase from the current annual salary limit of $23,660.
ACCA has announced that Billy Edwards passed away in Fairview, Texas. Edwards served as ACCA’s chief elected board officer in 1989 and was employed for many years at TDIndustries, a Texas-based construction and facilities services company, serving on the company’s board of directors from 1971-2000.
The only HVACR distributor to receive accreditation
September 11, 2017
The heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration training program offered by Johnstone Supply (Grimme Group) through its Johnstone Solutions University has received national accreditation by the Partnership for Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration (PAHRA) program, making it the only HVACR wholesale distributor in the country to receive such an accreditation.
Thirty-six students, including four veterans, recognized
September 6, 2017
The Clifford H. "Ted" Rees Jr. Scholarship Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) and ACCA, announced scholarship awards totaling $58,200 to 36 students, including four veterans, studying to become technicians in the HVACR and water heating industry.
Real gross domestic product (GDP) expanded by 2.6 percent on a seasonally adjusted annualized basis during the year’s second quarter, according to Associated Builders and Contractors Inc.’s (ABC) analysis of data released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Nonresidential fixed investment, a category of GDP embodying nonresidential construction activity, expanded at a 5.2 percent seasonally adjusted annual rate. This follows a 7.2 percent expansion during the first quarter.
ASHRAE announced the inaugural course schedule for its new Global Training Center for Building Excellence in Dubai, with “HVAC Design Essentials” slated as the first planned training opportunity ran in early September.
Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) released its monthly TRENDS report, showing average sales for HARDI distributor members increased by 4.7 percent in July 2017.