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An Instructor For The People

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Not only did Bernard Merkel's students submit his name with glowing praises for his inspiration and accomplishments, but HVAC instructors and program administrators from around the country also nominated him for the Best Instructor contest. Ultimately, he received an Honorable Mention.
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Insurance Costs Drifting Further Away

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A recent whirlwind tour of annual conventions has revealed a consistent thread of conversation. Insurance woes have beset union shops, open shops, commercial and residential contractors, and distributors' businesses. No company is immune from the pain.
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Owners Find Strength In Numbers

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Recently, I spent half a day at perhaps the most intense gathering of HVAC entrepreneurs that I've ever had the occasion to witness - a MIX Group® meeting. MIX Group meetings are the domain of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America.
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Emerson Launches Full-Line Wholesalers

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Emerson Climate Technologies launched the Emerson Full-Line Wholesaler program to the industry this month. The company believes this means more than establishing a network of wholesalers. It's also about integrating technologies for better system communication.
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Technician Knows His Stuff

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Every few months, I break bread with Paul Wadsworth of P. K. Wadsworth Heating & Cooling. I called to ask if he knew anyone who could install a humidification system in my home. He said he had just the right person to send over.
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Viewpoint From The Top

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In the course of our travels, The News staff often speaks with influential industry leaders. Here we share with you some comments from Renee Chesler, general manager of HVAC/Industrial Insulation for CertainTeed Insulation Group, Valley Forge, Pa.
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A New Twist To An Old Game

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HVACXchange, held at The Lodge at Deer Valley, Sept. 11-13, 2005, was a unique, invitation-only event designed to bring buyers and sellers together for strategic discussions to benefit their respective businesses.
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The News Dedicates Blog To Katrina

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As information gradually becomes available, The News has launched a Web log, or blog (blog.achrnews.com), which is a primary location for information related to Hurricane Katrina and the HVAC industry.
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Don't Need No Stinking Tax Credits

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The curious are wondering to what extent tax credits in the 2005 Energy Act might spur the purchase of high-efficiency air conditioning or geothermal systems. Here's a quick summary of some relevant changes.
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Refrigerant Phase-out Not So Far Away

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A lot of attention is being paid to the upcoming regulation around efficiency (13 SEER). I wonder if the refrigerant phase-out issue is feeling a bit like the red-headed stepchild?
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