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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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