Articles by Peter Powell

Setting Goals, Having Meetings Important to Contractor Success

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Just how important are setting goals and having planning meetings to the success of your company? Mike Allen and Paul Wisdom, partners in Allen’s Air Care, a heating and cooling dealer in Smyrna, TN, say they believe goals and meetings are extremely important.
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Trane Contractors Look To The Future In New Orleans

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In a time of concern and sometimes-downbeat news, some 750 Trane Comfort Specialists gathered in New Orleans, a carefree city with a decidedly upbeat atmosphere. While the contractors did take in the sights, sounds, and smells of the city, much of the time was spent exploring the basics of building even more profitable businesses.
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Mar. 7, 2002: Search Of Refrigerated Truck Leads To Chicago-Area Drug Bust

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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

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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

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Cubers And Flakers Have A New Friend

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A new ice machine technology is starting to make an impact.
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A Lesson In Teamwork

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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

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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

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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

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Budget Heating & Cooling, a Lennox dealer, operates a showroom called the Comfort Shoppe at the Governor’s Square Mall.
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