Owens Corning Files for Bankruptcy

October 12, 2000
Owens Corning announced that the company has voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection due to its multibillion dollar asbestos liability.
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Ebtron Chosen for Pentagon Project

October 12, 2000
Ebtron Inc. selected for the renovation project of the Pentagon in Washington.
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Encompass Stock DipsWith Earnings Shortfall

October 12, 2000
Encompass Services Corp. saw its stock prices slide 31% on Monday, Oct. 2. driving the price down from $7.25 per share to $5.00.
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Ruskin Damper Models Recalled

October 6, 2000
SMACNA and its members have been notified to replace certain Ruskin fire and smoke damper models which contain MA 200 Series Actuators.
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A.O. Smith to Give College Scholarships

October 6, 2000
A.O. Smith Water Products Co. has established a college scholarship program for members, employees, families, and the dependents of A.O. Smith’s Professional Contractor Association (PCA) who wish to pursue higher education.
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TX A/C ‘Experiment’ Asked to Be Withdrawn

October 6, 2000
The Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) has asked the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC) to withdraw its proposal to require use of an ozone-conversion process.
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2001 ASHRAE Meeting, Technical Program

October 6, 2000
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) announced that its 2001 Winter Meeting will focus on practical applications, real experiences, and use in the field.
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PowerCold Allies With Energy Solutions Firm

October 6, 2000
PowerCold Corp. announced the formation of a strategic business alliance with the Atlanta, GA-based energy solutions company,
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Converting a Greenhouse Into Useful Energy

October 5, 2000
Three projects by the DOE find new ways to capture methane gas and convert it to energy, reducing pollution while adding to the nation’s supplies of clean natural gas and electric power.
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