New York State Bans Cell Phone Use by Drivers

New York State has become the first state to ban the use of handheld cell phones while driving.
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Lawsuit Filed Against Centrex

Class-action lawsuit against Centrex Homes of California.
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Nortec Acquires EEC

Nortec Industries, Inc., has acquired Environmental Engineering Concepts Inc. (EEC) of Palm Springs, CA.
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ARI Makes Website Additions

ARI recently adopted an Internet-based virtual meeting system to help reduce the cost of member participation in standards development and to speed up the standards process.
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Aprilaire Finds Common Complaints

Many customers have problems in the same places.
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PHCC Participates in Workforce Summit

The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors — National Association (PHCC) recently participated in the U.S. Department of Labor’s National Summit on the 21st Century Workforce in Washington.
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NATE to Make Contractor Connection

NATE will officially launch its Consumer-Contractor-Connection (C3) on August 1, 2001.
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Independent Contractor Alliance Formed

Past president of Excellence Alliance University, Wendell Bedell, has broken off from Excellence Alliance to start a commercial hvacr contracting alliance called the BSI Group.
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ICC Won’t Develop Electrical Code

The International Code Council (ICC) announced that it has no plans for the development of an electrical code that would duplicate the purpose and then compete with the National Electrical Code (NEC).
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California Program Benefits from ARCA

The Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc. (ARCA) has entered into a contract with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to operate a refrigerator/freezer/room air conditioner recycling program.
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