Lennox announces buyouts of its ‘select’ dealerships

September 19, 2000
Lennox Industries said it will “aggressively pursue” the acquisition of “select dealerships” in the U.S.
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Members of two contractor groups cope with uncertainties

September 19, 2000
Two national contractor associations recently held their conventions in two Disney World hotels separated in time by one day and in distance by a quarter of a mile.
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Industry ponders shortfall in vo-tech grads

September 14, 2000
The number of young people seeking trade jobs of any kind is declining, and hvacr’s share is shrinking as well.
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Mfrs establish priorities for 2000

September 14, 2000
The manufacturers of air conditioning and refrigeration equipment and components face a variety of challenges and opportunities as they confront the new century and millennium.
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Tort reform: So close and yet so far

September 13, 2000
Product liability reform, which came tantalizingly close to reality two years ago, may still be realized after the 2000 election.
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Honeywell-AlliedSignal: The hvacr factor

September 12, 2000
Among its many implications, the proposed merger of two corporate giants — Honeywell and AlliedSignal — promises to reshape the sale and distribution of two basic products of the hvacr industry: temperature controls and refrigerants.
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Industry, EPA debate HCFC allowances

September 12, 2000
On April 5, the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that proposes future allowance of HCFC consumption.
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Standardized tests succumb to government policy

September 12, 2000
The new devil is “disparate impact,” under which American life must be cleansed of its uneven texture in favor of a world rigidly stratified by the iron law of racial and gender proportionality.
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20 commercial buildings sport 'Energy Star' label

September 12, 2000
Twenty commercial buildings — the first of more such energy-efficient buildings to come — will sport the “Energy Star” label.
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Building energy standard wins approval; AGA bitter

September 11, 2000
ASHRAE Standard 90.1-1998R, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, has won approval of the society’s board at its summer meeting here, after undergoing many revisions and a ton of controversy.
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