Combined U.S. factory shipments of 619,974 air conditioners and air-source heat pumps for August 2003 were up 3 percent compared to shipments from the same month last year, according to statistics from the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI).
One year after a house fire killed six children in Holmes County, Miss., the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), and Mississippi High-Risk Fire Safety Task Force have joined to provide and install nearly 9,000 smoke alarms in homes throughout the county.
Carrier Corporation has announced plans to close its Syracuse-based container refrigeration and compressor manufacturing operations, while maintaining and potentially expanding research, development, and new technology initiatives.
Recent tests underwritten by the Massachusetts Oilheat Council (MOC) and the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) confirm that emissions from oil-fired heating systems are dramatically lowered when the heating units are powered by a blend of biofuel and low-sulfur heating oil.
Anita Drummond, director of legal and regulatory affairs for the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), testified on Sept. 17 before the House Education and Workforce Committee’s Subcommittee on Workforce Protections to express ABC’s support for H.R. 2731.