Articles by Mike Murphy

Blue - The Color Of Innovation

The Blue Man Group may have been one of the first to exploit the color blue with its renowned Las Vegas act. But the HVAC industry is not to be outdone. White-Rodgers got in on the act with its new 90 Seriesâ„¢ Blue thermostat.
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ACCA Rounds Up Commercial Contractors

The Hilton Scottsdale Resort and Villas was the site of the second annual Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) Commercial Contracting Roundtable meeting. The theme of the meeting was "Expect Success," and it attracted nearly 150 contractors from North America.
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It's Here! Goal-Setting Time

The new year usually brings with it an assortment of personal resolutions for some people. Occasionally, some business resolutions find their way into the annual ritual. Goal-setting is a different animal, though.
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Goodbye 2005, Hello 2006!

The year has only two weeks left, and I have only one more opinion column left in the bag. I think of a few claims and predictions of years past. They are a bit like New Year's resolutions - some came true, some didn't.
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Feast And Famine Hitting Home

We're closing in on what is going to be another record year for A/C and heat pump shipments. Why is business so good? William Sutton, ARI president, said one reason is new home construction. Another might be the hurricanes. Still another may be the 13 SEER transition.
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Manufacturers Gather At ARI

Nearly 200 HVACR manufacturing companies met for the 52nd Annual Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) Meeting. The fall meeting is one of two annual ARI gatherings where members discuss mutual concerns related to certification standards and regulations affecting the industry.
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Sales Advice At Nordyne Meeting

Some of the basic tenets of the Integrity Selling program, as taught by Jim Hinshaw of Sales Improvement Professionals are: approach, interview, demonstrate, validate, negotiate, and close. Hinshaw presented material on this approach at the Nordyne Annual Distributor meeting in San Francisco.
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SMACNA Contractors Flock To California

The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association Inc. (SMACNA), an international trade association representing 4,500 contributing contractor firms, met at the J.W. Marriott Resort and Spa, Palm Springs, Calif. for its 62nd annual convention.
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2015 ACCA Conference

Images from the 2015 ACCA Conference in Grapevine, Texas. Posted on April 8, 2015.


NEWSMakers: Mark Crockett
Mark Crockett vice president, Crockett Facilities Services, explains the importance of technician training, the value of being a top minority-owned company in the U.S., current projects the company is managing, and much more. Posted on April 24.
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