Articles by Greg Mazurkiewicz

Steel Prices Come Back Down To Earth

November 17, 2005
At the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Construction Forecast Conference, Michele Halickman, economist and building materials analyst for Global Insight, discussed commodity prices. Of particular interest to the HVACR industry are steel prices. "You will not have to budget as much for steel in 2006," she said.
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High Gas Prices Pinch Contractors' Wallets

August 25, 2005
An online survey on The News' Web site ( asked HVACR contractors if this summer's high gasoline and diesel fuel prices were hurting the profitability of their businesses. An overwhelming 91 percent answered affirmatively.
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Reducing U.S. Oil Dependence

June 29, 2005
The United States needs to reduce its dependence on foreign oil, declared President George W. Bush at the 16th annual Energy Efficiency Forum, held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. An important step in that direction would be to pass the energy legislation currently pending in Congress, he stated.
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Gaining Security Along With Efficiency

June 29, 2005
Just as President Bush did in his keynote address, other speakers at the 16th annual Energy Efficiency Forum also touched on this country's foreign oil dependence and the importance of energy security.
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Energy Efficiency: The Real Thing

June 23, 2005
The Alliance to Save Energy's recent "Great Energy Efficiency Debate" in Washington, D.C., included a panel discussion called "Keeping U.S. Manufacturing Globally Competitive: Is Energy Efficiency a Key?"
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Contractor Retains Family Feel As It Grows

February 2, 2005
An open-door policy, a concern for other employees, and well-compensated workers earned Calvert-Jones Co. Inc. top spot for the North Mid-Atlantic region in the The News' "Best Contractor To Work For" contest.
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'How-To Corner' Coming To News Web Site

January 19, 2005
The latest enhancement to The News Web site, How-To Corner, will be introduced in the coming weeks to provide even more technical content to Web visitors.
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Housing Market Is Still Robust, But Is It At Its Peak?

November 18, 2004
The housing market has been incredibly strong the last couple of years, but it is now "reaching its limits," stated David Seiders, chief economist for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), speaking at the recent NAHB Construction Forecast Conference.
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Steel Prices Expected To Moderate Slowly

November 18, 2004
The soaring price of steel is forecasted to gradually come back down to earth. But it's going to be a long, slow decline.
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Efficiency Is Important To Customers

November 3, 2004
Is energy efficiency really a significant issue with today's HVACR customers? According to a survey on The News' Web site, it decidedly is, but it may not be a big issue in all areas of the country.
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