Articles by Barbara A. Checket-Hanks

CT Contractors Subdue Utilities

October 6, 2000
Big business succumbs to class action lawsuit.
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What contractors want most from technicians: Honesty

September 13, 2000
Many contractors say that character comes first when hiring new technicians, as long as the candidate has a mechanical aptitude.
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Improving heat pump installations

August 10, 2000
Bad airflow design leads to poor operation and an early death.
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CO awareness: What to do?

July 19, 2000
In what has become almost a seasonal tradition, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging consumers to have a professional inspection of all fuel-burning appliances, including furnaces, stoves, fireplaces, gas water heaters, and space heaters.
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NATE ACE maps grandfathering

July 18, 2000
Sears may turn to this new program for certifying its subcontractors’ techs.
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If you train them, they will stay

July 18, 2000
In this day and age, it’s hard to believe that some contractors hesitate to train their technicians.
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Contractors get compensation for technician training

July 18, 2000
This union set up a creative use for its training fund.
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The Sears-Trane alliance: Where does this leave you?

July 11, 2000
If your contracting company is doing the right things — maintaining personal contact with customers, providing prompt, accurate service, following up to make sure customers are satisfied, and generally listening to their needs — then your company is strong, and will survive most any competitive wind that blows your way.
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A gene map leads to Hazzard County

July 6, 2000
In all the national news broadcasts, newspaper reports, Net news, and even on “Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher,” gene mapping has been discussed in terms of scientific breakthroughs, medical miracles, sexuality, job discrimination, and designer babies.
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