For the national energy bill now in House-Senate conference, the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) reports that its proposed language calling for the Secretary of Energy to develop a consumer education program on the importance of regular HVAC system maintenance has been approved by the congressional conferees.
The St. Louis chapter of the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) recently contributed a $100,000 grant to The New Horizons Foundation — A Sheet Metal Industry Initiative.
The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) has expressed its support for an amendment introduced by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) to transfer authority over anticompetitive utility practices to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
As a contribution to help improve retail selling skills, members of the Northamerican Heating, Refrigeration, and Airconditioning Wholesalers Association (NHRAW) are now offering free basic sales training lessons to interested dealers and technicians via the NHRAW website.
Combined U.S. factory shipments of 879,873 central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps in June are up 1% from June 2001, according to statistics from the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI). Combined shipments for the first six months are up 5% from last year.
PowerCold Corp. has announced the acquisition of Applied Building Technology Inc. (ABT), a St. Petersburg, FL-based supplier of complete HVAC packages for standard-sized commercial buildings such as national chain businesses.