Articles by Mark Skaer

Regional Sessions Address Issues, Solutions

Believe it or not, they gave the stage to Mark Breslin more than once. Even though he was not necessarily kind in his remarks concerning unions, contractors, labor, and management, organizers of the 2008 Partners in Progress Conference had him sit in on the regional breakout sessions and report back to the general assembly.
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Speaker Gives Attendees Straight Talk

No one can accuse Mark Breslin of holding back. On more than one occasion during the 2008 Partners in Progress Conference at Caesars Palace, the CEO of the Engineering and Utility Contractors Association (EUCA) let those in attendance have a tongue lashing.
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'SMART' Union on Horizon?

Last year, the Sheet Metal Workers International Association (SMWIA) and United Transportation Union (UTU) announced plans to merge into a new 230,000-member union called the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation Workers (SMART). However, to date, not all is going as planned.
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HVAC Summer Interns a Win-Win for Both Sides

In the eyes of Kalen Cartwright, operations manager at Current Mechanical, contractors should not hesitate in offering summer employment for HVACR students. Cartwright is one case in point. He interned for two summers for Ted Current. When all was said and done, Current liked what he saw and made an offer the then 22-year-old could not refuse.
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2015 AHR Expo

Photos from the 2015 AHR Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago.

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NEWSMakers: Michael Nark

Michael Nark, CEO of BuildingIQ, talks about the company’s software platform which works with existing building management systems in commercial buildings to adjust HVAC operations to increase cost savings and the future of the building automation and controls market. Posted on March 20.

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2015 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

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