The Quality Service Contractors (QSC), a service group of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors - National Association, and EPL for Residential, a Web contractor business training company, have formed an alliance to offer a new, Web-based advanced training and education program to QSC members.
The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) has joined the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) Educational & Scholastic Foundation's efforts to launch an industrial distribution curriculum for community colleges.
A recent survey shows that 93 percent of Americans support legislation allowing small businesses to join together to purchase health insurance, giving them the same power to negotiate prices enjoyed by large corporations.
The Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI), working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, has embarked on a bipartisan program with the launch of a new Web site designed to encourage members of the HVACR industry to participate in the upcoming 2004 elections.
In a letter to President Bush, the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association (SMACNA) urged that the administration reconsider its opposition to temporary relief for multiemployer pension plans facing technical funding deficiencies within the next few years.