Combined U.S. factory shipments of 761,032 central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps for May were down 10 percent compared to shipments from the same month last year, according to statistics from the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI).
Support for low sulfur heating oil from the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) has spurred the Federation of Tax Administrators to commit to establishing a specific code for this fuel oil product.
Echelon Corporation, creator of the LonWorks® device networking platform, and Samsung Electronics Company Ltd. have signed a Strategic Alliance Agreement under which Samsung will adopt Echelon’s PL 3120® and PL 3150® Power Line Smart Transceivers and the LonWorks platform for its Home Vita™ line of products.
Carrier Corporation reports that its Customer Technical Training Program now offers 18 courses, totaling 472 hours of HVACR technician training, recognized by North American Technician Excellence (NATE).
The Testing, Adjusting, and Balancing Bureau (TABB) will hold its Second Annual Conference and First Annual TABB Product Show Sept. 26-27, 2003, in Washington, D.C., at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.
Representatives of the air conditioning industry have cautioned the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) that continuation of tariffs on steel will encourage U.S. companies to move manufacturing facilities abroad.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has introduced a new site-specific targeting (SST) plan that will target approximately 3,200 high-hazard worksites for unannounced comprehensive safety and health inspections over the coming year.