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July 9, 2014: Skilled Trades Temporary Staffing Company Recapitalizes

Capital Resources Will Enable Construction Labor Contractors to Grow
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Silver Oak Services Partners announced that it has led the recapitalization of Construction Labor Contractors (CLC), in partnership with the company’s founder and management. CLC is a leading provider of skilled trades temporary staffing for the commercial construction market.


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June 7, 2013: Nonresidential Construction Index Hits Record High

Two Point Improvement in the Second Quarter
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FMI has announced the release of its 2013 second quarter Nonresidential Construction Index (NRCI) report. The NRCI score of 60.1 is a two point improvement over the first quarter and is the highest score for the index since its inception in the first quarter of 2009.


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Study Reveals Top 10 States for HVAC Employment

By Cherie Preville
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HVACR contractors looking for plentiful job opportunities, high salaries, available training, and an abundance of service calls should head for the Golden Coast or the Buckeye State, according to a list of top states to work in HVACR, compiled by Emerson Climate Technologies, a business segment of Emerson.


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HVAC Owners Address Workplace Violence

By Kimberly Schwartz
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When you think of workplace violence, do you think it’s something that only happens at other people’s companies? That’s a common reaction, but smart contractors know there are many levels of violence that can occur in the workplace, and they take precautions to ensure their employees are safe, whether in the office or in the field.


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Energy Star for New Homes Flourishes

By Kimberly Schwartz
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Last year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) completed the rollout of version 3 of its Energy Star for New Homes program, and more HVAC contractors became involved in this process to certify efficient homes.


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Uncertainty Looms for Contractors in 2013

Government Regulation, Economy Remain Top Concerns
By Herb Woerpel
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The election has come and gone. And while HVACR contractors held on to hope that November’s ballots would provide a bit of clarity, looming legislative gridlock and unstable economic conditions continue to provide a much murkier forecast.


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Manufacturers Predict Improving Economy

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According to a recent AHR Expo survey sent to more than 1,000 HVACR manufacturers worldwide, 70 percent of the respondents expect the economy to be better in 2013 than in 2012. In fact, 15 percent of the manufacturers expect a “much better year.”


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Residential Construction Up in September

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For HVACR contractors who are involved in the residential construction market, there may be good news on the way. The latest numbers from this sector show that construction activity is picking up.


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Healthcare Market Challenges Contractors

By John Conrad
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There are a lot of unknowns affecting the healthcare industry, including the economy, pending legislation, and insurance reforms. Yet the sector still provides opportunities for contractors who are willing to change their approach to assist facility managers and align their work with healthcare administrators’ business goals.


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Massachusetts Repeats as Top Energy-Efficient State

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States continue to move strongly in 2012 to advance energy efficiency initiatives regardless of which political party is in control of state legislatures and governors’ offices, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) on the release of its sixth annual State Energy Efficiency Scorecard.


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