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85 Years of Leadership: Today’s Contractors Redefine Normal

September 19, 2011
If the 1920s readers of The Electric Refrigeration News and today’s NEWS contractor subscribers could see each other, they would probably be unrecognizable to each other.


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Contractors Play Ball to Market Themselves

September 5, 2011
When it comes to small HVAC contractors drawing attention to themselves, they find putting a company name on the back of a jersey, buying ads in a hometown newspaper, and volunteering for a service project becomes a way to draw attention to the company.


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Contractor Champions Solar

August 29, 2011
Champion AC, a veteran-owned and operated HVAC contracting company, recently added solar air conditioners to its list of product offerings.


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Stamina Shines Through 50-Year Career

August 15, 2011
Samuel Guy Neese Jr. is 73 years old, and he has been in the HVAC trade for 51 years. He has seen ups and downs during his career, but through it all he continues to return to work every day with unheard-of stamina.
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Mid-Year 2011 Business Report Card: HVAC’s Passing Grades

August 15, 2011
The results are in and the news is good — the post-recession era for HVAC contractors has been a bright spot, at least for the first half of 2011.
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Driving Is Hazardous to Your Health

August 15, 2011
Dispatchers, take note: A recent survey shows that drivers seem to suffer a significant and unhealthy increase in physiological stress when driving in traffic.
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Facility Energy Audit Leads to Huge Savings

August 8, 2011
Last year, the Evansville ARC (EARC), a nonprofit adult disability rehab and child daycare facility located in Indiana, was feeling the recession’s effects in decreased revenues from fundraising.


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On-The-Job Safety Tips During Crazy Weather Patterns

August 1, 2011
The NEWS interviewed contractors around the country who are taking steps to handle unexpected weather and extreme conditions that may compromise safety. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have provided safety tips for businesses and consumers who can be adversely affected by this year’s strange weather patterns.
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Crockett Facilities Services Wins NASA HQ Contract

July 25, 2011
Crockett Facilities Services Inc. (CFSI), a provider of building operations and maintenance, mechanical contracting, and HVAC services to government and commercial clients, was recently awarded a contract by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
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Ignoring Social Media Endangers Future Business

July 4, 2011
Social media presents two primary choices: get involved or be left behind. Contractors have heatedly debated that statement, along with many other social media topics, for some time. More often than not, however, the argument circles back to social media relevance. With social media being so new, industry relevance is more a matter of opinion that could be argued from both sides.
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