Articles by Thomas Mahoney

Early heat, humidity sparked cooling season

September 11, 2000
By the second week in June, intense heat and humidity had settled into the major population centers of the East and Midwest — earlier than usual, and strong enough to lead on the network news.
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Is this a maturing industry or what?

August 15, 2000
This is an earmark of a maturing industry: fewer players producing more product.
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Service experts seeks buyer

August 14, 2000
Three years after its formation and growth to the $600 million level, the consolidated contractor Service Experts said it is seeking a buyer.
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Owner threatens to shoot a/c tech

August 14, 2000
What happened on Friday, July 16, gives new meaning to stress management.
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York revives 'Coleman' name

July 19, 2000
For contractors and suppliers looking for an hvac equipment brand with strong consumer recognition, this must be welcome news.
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Hail to Gale!

July 17, 2000
My indispensable reference source is the three-volume Encyclopedia of Associations, published by Gale Research and edited by Sandra Jaszczak.
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Report gives HFCs thumbs up

July 17, 2000
The big question surrounding the use of HFCs as refrigerants has been whether or not their global warming impact would eventually be found unacceptable.
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Utility buys dealers, bleeds $2 million/mo

July 12, 2000
Although strategic alliances seem to be more of a reality for successful hvac dealers, the case of this Canadian utility has to make one wonder how much of a threat utilities really are to independent contractors.
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New contractor roll-up: start small, think big

July 12, 2000
Although the national consolidation of hvac contractors has slowed down from its feverish three-year pace, the concept of contractor alliances hasn’t lost its potency.
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Floyd gone, flooded contractors roll up soggy shirt sleeves

July 11, 2000
There is work waiting when waters recede and damage assessed.
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