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Working to Curb Unlicensed HVAC Contracting

Credibility of Evolving Industry Affected by Unlicensed Activity
By Matt Bishop
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In a trade where reputation is everything, reputable contractors and associations are continuing to stress the importance of contractor licensing to homeowners and those operating without the proper licensing.


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AHRI Meeting Draws Record Attendance

More than 380 Attendees Participate in Annual Manufacturer Meeting
By Mike Murphy
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A record number of attendees visited Arlington, Virginia, in early May to participate in AHRI's annual Spring Meeting. 


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Contractors Learn the Future in Boston

Nexstar CEO Challenges Attendees to Consider the Industry’s Next Decade
By Kyle Gargaro
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Nexstar Network contractors headed to Boston recently to be a part of the “Building Your Dream Team Workshop” spring meeting series. 


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Noritz Launches Tankless Water Heater Training Program

Course Participants will be Listed in 'Find an Installer' Section of Website
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Noritz America announced the release of its Online Residential Level 1 (R1) tankless water heater training for plumbing and heating contractors. 


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NEWS Hosts Free Fan Engineering Webinar

Lau Industries' Michael Brendel to Host Online Event
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The webinar offers HVAC equipment engineers a basic review of fan engineering from an energy perspective. 


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My First Online Teaching Experience

I Often Find Myself Talking to My Computer
By John Siegenthaler, PE
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Last fall, I taught my first online course dealing with designing hydronic heating systems. The course was titled “Mastering Hydronic System Design.” It was a collaborative effort between HeatSpring Learning Institute, BNP Media’s CE Campus, and myself.


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An Inside Look at ACCA’s Mix Groups

Industry Peer Groups Provide Valuable Lessons, Information
By Matt Bishop
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Inside a board room at a downtown hotel in Norfolk, Virginia, 13 contractors from around the country convened in search of ways to improve their businesses. It was a semi-annual meeting of the ACCA MIX Group “Nothing But Net.”


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Quality Service Contractors Host Meeting

Contractors Already Implementing What They Learned
By Matt Bishop
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The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association’s (PHCC) Quality Service Contractors (QSC) group welcomed nearly 200 attendees to its Power Meeting XL, which featured speakers, classes, and an industry partner show at the Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth.


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OESP Honors Dan Holohan

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OESP honored Dan Holohan, owner, HeatingHelp.com, with a certificate recognizing him for all he’s done on behalf of its scholarship program. 


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MCERF Sponsors Team USA

Donation Will Support Team USA in WorldSkills Foundation Water Innovation Challenge
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The Mechanical Contracting Education & Research Foundation donated $5,000 to sponsor Team USA in the upcoming WorldSkills Foundation Water Innovation Challenge supported by the World Plumbing Council.


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