Articles by Mark Skaer

Overcoming Natural Disasters

Trade associations, industry consultants, and many contractors agree upon and preach the need for being prepared for an emergency. However, not many contractors have a written natural disaster plan on record, nor have practiced for a potential weather-related hazard.
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Skaer Tactics: YouTube Could Provide Exposure

Yes, I am still pushing for getting an HVACR-related TV show on the air. I believe it is still possible, but I also realize it will not happen overnight. It’s going to take time, but it must be attempted. I’m encouraged by some of the comments and suggestions that keep coming from readers.
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NATE Bowl Halftime Report

North American Technician Excellence (NATE), through its NATE Bowl competition, is awarding a grand prize, all-expense-paid trip to Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa (February 2009). The five contractors with the most points from each of three divisions will be entered into the grand prize drawing.
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Suit Filed Against Albuquerque's Energy Code

The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) - along with several associations and local distributors and contractors - filed a formal complaint in U.S. District Court seeking “declaratory and injunction relief under federal law” against enforcement of the city of Albuquerque’s new Energy Conservation Code and High Performance Building Ordinance.
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Photos from the 2015 AHR Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago.

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NEWSMakers: Andy Patron
Andy Patron, partner with FMI Corp., discusses the impact a national labor shortage may have on the mechanical contracting industry. Posted on March 27.
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