Articles by John R. Hall

Votech Is Not for Dummies

Seeking new technician prospects and solid vocational education programs, two communities are re-educating the public and the industry as to what it takes to be a successful votech school. Each has its own strategy, but they both share one thing in common - a lot of local business support.
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Changing Economy Affects Sales

In the current economy, it is logical to assume many consumers will pay to repair rather than replace - at least in 2008. The NEWS asked marketing directors from Goodman and Johnson Controls to comment on how the economy has an affect on one product in particular - heat pumps - and strategies they are sharing with their dealers on selling in tough times.
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Electrical Safety-Related Work Practices

Should employees of HVACR contracting businesses know as much as possible about Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) safety issues? Yes, according to Wesley Wheeler, safety director and project manager for Cogburn Brothers Inc., an HVAC mechanical contractor.
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Deciphering Worker's Comp Mod Factors

“There are a lot of things you can do to keep insurance costs down,” said Erin Richards, an account executive for Federated Insurance. Richards was a guest speaker at the Florida Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractor’s Association (FRACCA) annual conference.
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The Need to Improve Field Productivity

One of the best ways to improve a work process is by understanding how planning and communication impact productivity. Those were the words of Matt Stevens, of Stevens Construction Institute Inc., as he spoke to attendees at the Florida Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractor’s Association (FRACCA) conference.
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Bragging Rights for Contractor Websites

So you think you have a good Website? Maybe you do. But chances are, a lot of other contractors feel the same way. The NEWS wanted to know how contractors view their own Websites and if this business tool has been an effective and beneficial part of their overall business model.
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