Congress Repeals Tax Provision

December 20, 2000
In a bipartisan vote, Congress unanimously approved H.R. 3594 on Dec. 15, repealing the installment sales tax provision for small businesses inadvertently included in a revenue-raising measure by the Treasury Department last year.
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DOE Proposal to Increase Standards Draws Commentary from ARI

December 15, 2000
ARI has filed comments questioning the merits of a DOE proposal for new minimum efficiency standards for central air conditioners and heat pumps “when the vast majority of the U.S. consumers would not benefit from imposition of such standards.”
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New Manufacturing Plant Hopes for 2001 Production

December 14, 2000
International Truck and Engine Corporation will introduce its new line of trucks in February representing the most significant capital and product development investment in the company's history.
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Large Contractors To Meet In Orlando

December 14, 2000
Walt Disney World’s Swan Resort in Orlando, FL will host large construction contractors, who will meet Feb. 21-23, to explore “Managing Productivity and Profitability.”
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Wireless Access to Product Data

December 14, 2000
Copeland Corporation and NetAlive Inc. have come to an agreement to develop wireless access to information about Copeland’s air conditioning and refrigeration compressors.
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Joint Venture to Market Refrigerant Underway

December 14, 2000
CFC Refimax LLC and Stonehill Trading Ltd. have come to an agreement on a joint venture called InterCool Distribution (ICD).
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DENSO Acquires Magneti Marelli Division

December 14, 2000
Japan-based DENSO Corporation, says it has reached an agreement with Magneti Marelli S.p.A. of Milan, Italy, that will give DENSO the exclusive right to negotiate for the purchase of Magneti Marelli’s Thermal Systems Division.
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ICI Announces Sale of Klea to Ineos

December 14, 2000
ICI has agreed to terms for the sale of Klea to the Ineos group, the UK’s second largest chemical company.
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Michigan Gets Code of Conduct

December 14, 2000
The Michigan Public Service Commission (PSC) has adopted a code of conduct for all electric utilities regulated by the PSC and for all alternative electric suppliers.
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