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The Intrinsic Value of Character

A Valuable Reminder for Contractors and Wholesalers

Occasionally, people ask me to describe what it’s like to work in the HVAC industry. After a moment of reflection, I respond that it is a diverse industry with businesses large and small at the contractor level. I tell people many of those businesses are legacies, put together piece by piece, day by day, with the unyielding sacrifice of a family patriarch.


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Staying Safe When Using Wi-Fi

Be Aware of the Risks and Stay Secure

Wi-Fi is everywhere these days. Like digital technology in general, Wi-Fi gives us more freedom and power. But there are negatives associated with the positives; risks you should be aware of to reduce them.


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Oct. 2, 2014: University of Industrial Distribution Changes Name

A New UID Logo and Message — ‘Educating the Supply Chain’— Has Been Created to Reflect the New Name

The University of Industrial Distribution (UID), an educational program focused on serving the wholesale distribution industry, announced that it has officially changed its name to the University of Innovative Distribution (UID). Founded in 1994, UID is sponsored and managed by 35 leading industry trade associations.


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The Department of Labor’s Focus on Supply Chains

How to Avoid Safety and Legal Compliance Problems

The Obama Administration and its union and academic supporters dislike some of the methods by which manufacturers and distributors manage the supply chain. The Administration distrusts the shift of “non-core functions” from large manufacturers to specialized companies and more closely scrutinizes supply chains.


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July 14, 2014: Watsco Increases Ownership in Joint Venture with Carrier

Additional $90 Million Cash Investment Builds on Successful Partnership

Watsco Inc. announced that it has acquired an additional 10 percent ownership interest in Carrier Enterprise LLC, a joint venture with Carrier Corp. The transaction raises Watsco’s ownership stake to 80 percent. The additional $90 million investment in the business was paid in cash.


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NEWSMakers: Mark Crockett
Mark Crockett vice president, Crockett Facilities Services, explains the importance of technician training, the value of being a top minority-owned company in the U.S., current projects the company is managing, and much more. Posted on April 24.
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