Articles by Barbara A. Checket-Hanks

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

May 4, 2001
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

May 4, 2001
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

May 4, 2001
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

May 4, 2001
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

May 4, 2001
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

April 26, 2001
Race relations heat up as air conditioning cools things down.
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Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, and Health

April 25, 2001
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

April 25, 2001
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

April 25, 2001
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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