Articles by Mike Murphy
More than 2,000 Attend Contractor Event
May 13, 2013
The Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) marked a theme of “Unconventional Thinking” for business growth in the 124th anniversary year of the organization.
March 25, 2013
The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) always places at least one exclamation point squarely on its annual conference and trade show — the CEO Forum.
December 10, 2012
An acquisition that brings together two of the world’s strongest players in the global HVAC marketplace — exactly what does that mean? During the press conference held by Takeshi Ebisu, Daikin senior executive officer, and Dave Swift, Goodman Global Group Inc. president and CEO, the answer was simple. “In one word, complementary,” said SwiftRead More
October 1, 2012
What were geothermal aficionados from nine states and Canada and a wide assortment of HVAC trucks and vans jammed into a field at the Oregon Dairy near Lancaster County, central Pennsylvania?Read More
September 24, 2012
However unpredictable my vote may be, like many of you, I go to the polls. It dawns on me that perhaps the most important factor in this election year, (and in many elections past) is the number of people who will not go to the polls — and thereby, will determine the election.
August 27, 2012
In the midst of a global, regional, and local economic crisis, few would suggest that education is the highest priority capital investment a business should make, and even fewer would make a $20 million investment in that pursuit. However, that is just what Taco Inc. has done. Read More
AKA: Inventory Planning Gone Crazy
May 14, 2012
Upon occasion, I have been wrong about things, and when that occurs, I am quick to point out what that really means: I thought I was wrong about something but actually turned out to be right.
February 20, 2012
Having just returned from the International Builder’s Show in Orlando, I have to remark that the show has downsized itself quite noticeably. Though what might be called the world’s largest home and garden show is less than its gargantuan self of years past, it is still an awesome event.Read More
January 23, 2012
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) chose the Gulf Coast of Florida as the backdrop for its 2011 Annual Meeting. The meeting provides a forum for industry leadership to review issues that face the organization and review accomplishments.
December 26, 2011
It has been my pleasure to write an occasional column for The NEWS for the last seven years. With upcoming changes to our staff responsibilities, those musings will be less frequent. Oh, you will still see a few errant missives from my keyboard, but I’ll mostly be tending to the type of duties admirably handled by Publisher John Conrad during the last 10 years.Read More