Articles by Mike Murphy

Inventor Series: Bois D'Arc Add-A-Cool

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Amos Snow III, the president and chief executive officer of Bois D’Arc International, took the company in a new direction about eight years ago, after purchasing the company from his father. Bois D’Arc has grown from just 85 customers to more than 850 customers in that time, as it transitioned from a sales company to a sales and manufacturing organization.
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SNAPSHOT: EPA R-22 Rulings

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January 1, 2010 saw the first day of enactment of the final rules regarding HCFC-22 equipment installation and servicing. No huge surprises resulted, but after almost a full year of uncertainty, it is nice to know that the sky will not actually fall in the New Year.
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Murphy's Law: 2009 End-of-Year Fave Five

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Nearly 18 months ago, an opinion rendered here generated a noticeable amount of attention - “Who’s in Your Fave Five?” took a verse out of the T-Mobile commercials, to create a list of people I would most like to have on my advisory team. Closing out another year, why not think back to the people that may have most influenced our lives, our decisions, our successes?
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Year in Review: Economic Stimulus Program Slow to Impact Construction Industry

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The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America released an analysis of the federal stimulus program’s initial impact on construction hiring and spending practices. AGC’s Stephen E. Sandherr said, “The stimulus is clearly working, it just isn’t working fast enough for many construction workers in many communities.”
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ACCA Meetings Merge in Orleans

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The Big Easy never rests, and the HVAC industry is alive and well. For two days, members of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) ignored talk of a business downturn and instead focused on a brighter day. What better place than the French Quarter to relax and concentrate on good times?
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Gray Ghost Still Gallops in Gaithersburg

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The Boland Trane Co. will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2010. As the company celebrates, so too will Vern Hruska, the company’s first service technician. Aside from the fact that the 88-year-old Hruska plans to be there, what makes him so special? Very likely, party planners will have to pull him off a jobsite when the party begins.
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HARDI Turns up the Heat on Recovery

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The theme of the 2009 Annual Fall Conference meeting of the Heating, Airconditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) association was Turning Up the Heat on Recovery: Education/Leadership/Technology. Attendees were encouraged to invest in themselves and their companies, as they shared best practices and new ideas.
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Murphy's Law: FB, F&B, Features/Benefits

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It does not matter what line of work you may have come from, from where you might have gained your experience, but it is a virtual guarantee that somebody in your organization cares about the difference between features and benefits. If they didn’t, you probably wouldn’t be bringing down a paycheck.
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R-22 Thieves Caught

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Everyone expects the price of HCFC refrigerants to be going up in the near future. Why else would industrious entrepreneurs in Miami attempt to hoard a little bit extra for some of their closest friends?
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Murphy's Law: R-22 Shortages Questioned

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Mr. Pete Williams e-mailed The NEWS recently to complain about an article in our Oct. 12 issue. I often call such fans of the magazine. The conversation with Williams spurred a few ideas, which are now shared with you.
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