Articles by Barbara A. Checket-Hanks

Manufacturers for the Week: May 7, 2001

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Obituary: Frank Joseph Sidoni, former senior vice president of production with ACCO dies.

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Frank Joseph Sidoni, former senior vice president of production with ACCO (Air Conditioning Co.), Glendale, CA, passed away in San Juan Capistrano earlier this year.
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ABCO Refrigeration Opens New Branch

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ABCO Refrigeration Supply Corp. celebrated the opening of a new branch on May 1, 2001.
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'Code of Conduct' for National Accounts

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The Unified Group, a national alliance of independent hvac contractors, has formalized a “Code of Conduct” for its member companies who perform national account work.
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Performance Contracting Acquires Thermal Services

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Performance Contracting, Inc. (PCI), a specialty contractor dealing with insulation, cleanroom, cold storage, asbestos, marine, and industrial cleaning-maintenance services, acquires Thermal Services, Inc.
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Trane to Supply Thermal Energy for Medical Center

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The Trane Company, and Covenant Medical Center in Saginaw, MI, announced that they have entered into a 15-year agreement allowing Trane to supply thermal energy to the medical center’s central plant.
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1967: Race Issues Reach Crisis Point

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Race relations heat up as air conditioning cools things down.
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Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, and Health

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Air conditioning was beginning to be hailed as a promoter of better health in the 1960s.
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Air Conditioning, Missiles, and Space Travel

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A shortage of skilled construction workers threatens missile projects that were deemed necessary to U.S. national security in the 1960s.
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1960s Consumers Wanted to Be Cool

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People knew how uncomfortable they were before air conditioning and that’s what drove the a/c market when unit price came down.
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