SMCA Hosts New Jersey State Rep

Executive Board Members Brief Rep on Industry Issues

The SMCA representatives briefed MacArthur on a wide range of issues, including unfunded pension liability, prevailing wage, labor and construction issues, and job creation, as well as local issues. 

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Obituary: Paul S. Hobica

Paul S. Hobica, 93, of Phoenix, died on Oct. 4, 2014. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to: St. Vincent de Paul at Most Holy Trinity, 8620 N. 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85020.

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The Best of Extra Edition: Nov. 17, 2014

At, The NEWS’ Extra Edition page is home to hundreds of online-exclusive service and maintenance, technical, and business-management articles. Here are some of the best.

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Nexstar Awards Scholarships

A Total of $48,000 in Scholarships Was Awarded to 30 Students

The Nexstar Legacy Foundation announced the winners of its 2014 scholarships for management and technicians in the plumbing, HVAC, and electrical (PHCE) service industry.

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PHCC Announces HVAC Apprentice Winners

Leroy Friend, Shapiro & Duncan Inc., Rockville, Maryland, Won First Place

Three HVAC apprentices received awards in the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors — National Association (PHCC) Educational Foundation’s second annual HVAC Apprentice Contest, held this October in New Orleans.

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Training Track: Nov. 10, 2014

Wiring for Hydronics Training presented by Taco Inc., Cranston, Rhode Island.

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ASHRAE Awards Student Scholarships

Scholarship Awards Up to $10k to Students Over 2 Years

Twenty-five students are receiving nearly $130,000 in financial assistance for the 2014-2015 school year courtesy of ASHRAE’s scholarship program. 

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AGA Launches Peer Review Program

Goal is to Elevate the Safe and Reliable Delivery of Natural Gas

The AGA announced the creation of a voluntary industry effort to further elevate the safe and reliable delivery of natural gas to homes and businesses throughout North America. 

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PHCC of California Receives Awards

Awards Given at PHCC CONNECT 2014 Convention in New Orleans

The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors of California (CAPHCC) received numerous awards at the PHCC CONNECT 2014 Convention in New Orleans.

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Emerson Breaks Ground on HVACR Center

Innovation Center to Provide Real-world Proving Ground for Solving HVACR Challenges

The facility will foster an ambitious, collaborative approach to conducting research to create new technologies that address HVACR industry challenges.

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NEWSMakers: Ed Purvis

Emerson Climate Technologies executive president and business leader Ed Purvis discusses HVACR industry trends, the strength of the industry, and Emerson’s new innovation center. Posted on Dec. 26.

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