Articles by John R. Hall

Having No Inventory — And Loving It

What started out as a lack of space has turned into a pot of gold for one HVAC contractor. For Wesley Holm of Thompson Plumbing, Heating & Cooling of Cincinnati, the realization that his building was too small was the beginning of the end of keeping a large cache of parts and equipment in his physical inventory. And he couldn’t be happier.
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Company Sponsors Extreme Makeover

Bob and Leslie Roe, co-owners of Precision Plumbing & Heating Systems Inc., Traverse City, Mich.,  figured out a way to give back to their community. They chose one local homeowner who needed a new HVAC system based on their extreme needs. In fact, the program was entitled the “Extreme Precision Makeover.”

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HVAC Issues Discussed

To many people in Michigan, resort towns like Traverse City are considered part of the “Up North” region. Yet despite the geographical differences, the two areas have been suffering through some challenging economic times as Michigan reels from job losses, decreasing property values, and out-of-state migration.
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Southeast Michigan Utility Hosts Forum

Despite snowy conditions and subfreezing temperatures in early January, well over 100 people turned out for an energy seminar in suburban Detroit, sponsored by Michigan utility giant DTE Energy. The seminar included tips, suggestions, and how-to information on reducing energy costs.
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Promoting Careers, Not Just Jobs

Employees of Neal Harris Service Experts of Kansas City, The NEWS’ Best Contractor To Work For for the North Central region, know before they walk in the door on their first day that they have a career in HVAC already mapped out and waiting for them if they choose to go for it.
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2014 World Energy Engineering Congress

Scenes from the 2014 World Energy Engineering Congress in Washington, D.C.


NEWSMakers: Greenheck Mixed Flow Fan, Model EQB

Shane Dock, Application Engineer at Greenheck, will introduce you to Greenheck’s new EQB mixed flow fan. We’ll discuss what the features of the EQB’s innovative design, what kinds of applications can utilize the EQB, and why the EQB is an attractive inline choice for your customers’ projects.  Dock is currently focused on applications regarding inline fans, gravity ventilators, and electrical products. Posted March 4th.



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