The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America released an analysis of the federal stimulus program’s initial impact on construction hiring and spending practices during a national media conference call. Stephen E. Sandherr, the association’s CEO, said, “The stimulus is clearly working, it just isn’t working fast enough for many construction workers in many communities.”
Look out; a technical incompetent is on the loose. Yes, this could be referring to me attempting to explain the importance of measuring superheat and subcooling, or it could be referring to a technician who just strapped on a set of gauges with nary a clue.
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) announced on July 2 a decision to delist mix-match coil-blower combinations, effective July 15, that exceed 6 percent of a system manufacturers’ highest sales volume tested (HSVT) combinations. This left many distributors and contractors wondering about inventory issues and how to support previously quoted system ratings.
recent experiment with Twitter.com is almost down to its last tweet. Here is a
sample from my latest follower: “I'm a shy girl that
is looking for a guy to be intimate with me and LOYAL to only me. Please no
The concept of return on investment (ROI) is fairly simple: everyone wants something back from their investment. The complication begins when you question the customer as to how they measure ROI. Is the return measured in dollars, or design, or bragging rights? It is different for everyone.
The Fourth of July weekend is always one of the most dangerous on the highways, primarily because there are a lot of celebrations involving alcohol. Here’s hoping everyone you know is safe and sound today.
A recent opinion on this page (“Tax Credits Tough to Use,” May 25, 2009) received a lot of attention from our vast readership and we received a variety of comments. Since that point in time, The NEWS has spoken to quite a few people and unraveled a bit more of this very large ball of twine.