Articles by Peter Powell

Mar. 7, 2002: Search Of Refrigerated Truck Leads To Chicago-Area Drug Bust

March 7, 2002
HINSDALE, IL — A refrigerated truck was apparently being used for cocaine smuggling in an operation that was broken up by the Cook County (IL) Sheriff’s Department. Police officials announced
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Atlanta Contractor Garners Safety Award From MCAA

March 1, 2002
A contractor from Atlanta was among those honored for its attention to safety by the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA).
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Service Hotline: 03/04/2002

February 27, 2002
Service Hotline
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Cubers And Flakers Have A New Friend

February 27, 2002
A new ice machine technology is starting to make an impact.
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A Lesson In Teamwork

February 27, 2002
When an arson fire destroyed the mechanical room of a 25,000-sq-ft supermarket here, the owner had a simple request of the local refrigeration wholesaler and tech people: “Get my store up and running again as soon as possible.”
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Augusta Dealer Scores High

February 23, 2002
An Augusta heating and air conditioning contractor has earned one of the top customer-satisfaction scores in a national quality survey conducted by Trane.
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CMS Mechanical Goes All Out To Retain Techs

February 21, 2002
When contractors attend business seminars, they inevitably attend sessions where presenters offer tips on how to gain, train, and maintain a good workforce. If you go to a number of such seminars, you can come up with a long list of good tips. Or you can just talk to the folks at CMS Mechanical Service Co. of Melbourne, FL, who use dozens of ways to find, hold, and reward technicians.
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Contractor Goes Malling

February 16, 2002
Budget Heating & Cooling, a Lennox dealer, operates a showroom called the Comfort Shoppe at the Governor’s Square Mall.
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Zero Zone Acquires Systematic To Offer Expanded Refrigeration Line

February 11, 2002
Zero Zone Inc., a manufacturer of display cases for frozen foods and refrigerated products, has acquired the assets of Systematic Refrigeration Inc., a manufacturer of parallel racks, mechanical refrigeration housing, and related technology.
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CP&L Offers Repair Program For Appliances

February 9, 2002
CP&L, a subsidiary of Progress Energy, has teamed up with General Electric-Zurich Warranty Management Inc. to offer its Appliance Service Plus program.
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Kyle Gargaro, editor-in-chief of The NEWS, hosted the 2014 ACCA CEO Forum. At the event, six well-known, highly respected company executives, Gary Michel, Ingersoll Rand/Trane; Chris Nelson, Carrier Corp.; Chris Peel, Rheem Mfg. Co.; Rod Rushing, Johnson Controls; Brent Schroeder, Emerson Climate Technologies; and Doug Young, Lennox; provided individual industry outlooks and fielded questions directly from attending contractors. Listen to the entire event on the NEWSMakers podcast. Posted on April 14.

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