The contracting firms that participated in the latest Masters of the Game conference, held Nov. 3-5 at the Warwick Melrose Hotel in Dallas, came to learn more about generation succession, how to go about it, the steps necessary to make it happen, and how to handle family-owned business issues.
Barrack Obama’s transition team has already started its work, and in Congress,
new leadership will be elected soon. What can we expect from the new
administration and a new Congress on an energy efficiency policy?
Enrollment at the UA Local 447 Apprenticeship program in Sacramento, Calif., has grown over the years, due in part to the reputation of one of its instructors, Pat Myers. Myers loves to teach. Even though he has been teaching the trade for 22 years and has been a part of the industry for 32 years, it is still a thrill for the soft-spoken instructor
Teaching was one of those things Richard Hoke thought he’d just dabble in. “I just thought I’d do it for a few years …” began the maintenance superintendent for the city of Elgin, Ill., before his voice trailed off. Eighteen years later, Hoke is still dabbling. And, enjoying the ride. By day he may be employed by the city, but evenings Hoke is teaching at Elgin Community College.
There isn’t much Floyd “Butch” Azbell will not attempt in the classroom, especially if it means helping one of his high school students understand class material or possibly pursue a career in the HVACR industry. It’s one of many reasons why Azbell is The NEWS’ 2008 Best Instructor of the Year.
Mark Nunnelly will be the first to tell you there are no guarantees to yield a zero mold growth in a health care facility. As the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers’ (ASHRAE’s) HVAC Design Manual for Hospitals and Clinics states, “health care facilities are environments of controlled hazards.”