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In The United Kingdom, Firms Are Drowning In Debt

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A report has noted that the majority of refrigeration firms in the United Kingdom "are using debt to gain market share."
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ICOR Moves From Recovery Units To Refrigerants

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When he was a service technician, Jim Tieken and his coworkers “daily experienced the lack of simple-to-use, efficient, and economical refrigerant recovery equipment.” This prompted Tieken and his colleagues to develop, design, and patent the Spooter II and Spooter 134 refrigerant recovery pump. Tieken’s company, ICOR International, Indianapolis, IN, has expanded to include a variety of refrigerants and refrigeration products.
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Georgia Contractor Lands ACCA Award

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Corbin Comfort Systems of Lake City, GA, has won the 2002 Residential Excellence Award for Category 1 (companies with fewer than 10 employees or less than one million dollars in revenue).
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Canada Gears Up For New Refrigerant Testing

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Like their counterparts in the U.S., contractors and technicians in Canada have been required to carry government cards to purchase and use refrigerants. When the Canadian Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) program went into effect in the mid- 1990s, there was every intention of having cardholders undergo upgraded training and a retest every few years. But over the years, the upgrades and retests never came about. Extensions were simply granted. Now, new training and a new test appear to be in the offing.
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Fort Bragg Enlists Honeywell To Perform Energy Upgrades

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Honeywell Automation & Control Solutions (ACS) Service recently began work on a major energy-conservation upgrade project at the Fort Bragg, NC, Army post intended to save $1.8 million per year.
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Georgia Contractor Joins National Network

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A Georgia contractor is one of five new members of The Unified Group, billed as "a national network of quality mechanical contractors who share a commitment to remain independent."
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South Carolina Manufacturer Launches Product Configurator

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Rockwell Automation has announced the launch of its Industrial Product Configurator application on Ptplace.com, the company’s business-to-business e-commerce site.
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North Carolina Wholesaler Joins New Foundation

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A North Carolina wholesaler is a trustee on the newly formed James D. Wilder Foundation.
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IKK Show Notes Growing Impact Of A/C In Europe

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When the International Trade Fair for Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, and Ventilation (IKK) first started 22 years ago, it was most decidedly a refrigeration show. After all, that was what was needed to keep everything from foods to medical supplies useable over long periods of time. Air conditioning was mainly a matter for human comfort, more popular in the U.S. than Europe. But today air conditioning is a major part of the hvacr equation in Europe.
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The Bakery Industry And R-22

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How would you like to have to pay the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) $10,000 just for having a large piece of mechanical refrigeration equipment running on R-22 — even if it wasn’t leaking?
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