Articles by Mark Skaer

James River Heating & Air Conditioning: It's all in the 'culture'

James River was voted one of the winners in The News’ first-ever “Best Contractor to Work For” contest.
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It was bound to happen: Improvements made to our Web site, too

The News upgrades Web site.
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Paper or plastic? Green or not green? And where did Earth Day go?

Your hvacr solutions may save the environment and/or Mother Earth, but your solutions may cost more to the customer.
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The Charlotte lesson: Give back to the community

The new, cutting-edge facility was the reason why Carrier invited the trade press and 300-plus commercial building owners, facility managers, consulting engineers, and mechanical contractors to Charlotte, NC.
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Carrier's 3 Cs: Charlotte, chillers and celebration

More than 300 commercial building owners, facility managers, consulting engineers, and mechanical contractors flew into here to see, hear all about, and tour Carrier’s new multimillion-dollar rotary chiller plant April 7.
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ICC: An industry coalition that is finally here (for good, we hope)

At the recent ARI Spring Meeting a good portion of the association’s annual media roundtable discussion focused in on industry recruitment initiatives and NATE testing.
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Where is Tom Mahoney? Go check the tennis courts

Tom Mahoney, long-time writer, marketer, and editor at Business News Publishing, retired on March 31.
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Standard 62.2P: it's coming — and that's good news for all

New resources to improve the IAQ in residential structures.
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If contractors are shying away, what does the IAHR Expo lack?

A quick synopsis of the 2000 International Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigerating Expo.
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Fiber glass takes a bash, along with contractors

Contractors tend to take the heat at many of the ASHRAE forums.
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