Articles by Angela D. Harris

MSCA Conference Navigates Change

December 17, 2012
Mechanical contractors gathered from across the nation this fall to attend the Mechanical Service Contractors of America’s (MSCA) Live 2012 Annual Conference in Carlsbad, Calif. “Navigating a Changing World” was the central theme of the event, and each meeting segment focused on some aspect of change in business or life.


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Ring Advocates for Contractors Nationally

December 17, 2012
Bobby Ring didn’t set out to make the news in 2012, but that is exactly what happened. Now, he’s finding himself in the spotlight once again as one of The NEWS’ 2012 NEWSmakers.


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Conference Teaches Demand Development

December 10, 2012
Is America approaching a fiscal cliff? That depends on who you talk to. Find out what Alan Beaulieu and other keynote speakers had to say at the 2012 HARDI Annual Conference.


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IGSHPA Advocates Geothermal Future

December 3, 2012
“We aren’t green, we’re gold.” That was the message being sent from speakers and trainers at the 2012 International Ground Source Heat Pump Association’s (IGSHPA’s) technical conference and expo. What else happened at the conference?


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Digital Fingerprints 101

November 27, 2012
What do contractors and millions of others have in common with David Petraeus? They all email.
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OSHA Releases Fall Protection Standard

November 26, 2012
Contractors, take note: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is currently stepping up its vigilance with new regulations and a new national safety campaign to prevent jobsite falls.


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Unions Sign Agreement

November 19, 2012
The UA and the PTEU of Australia signed an affiliation agreement. What does that mean for the unions and what else went on at UA Day?


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Santa Too Soon?

November 13, 2012

What do your customers think of the early arrival of the holiday season? 


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Contractors Discuss Tool, Truck Policies

November 5, 2012
Whose job is it to buy the tools and take care of the service vehicle? That’s a question that each contractor answers individually. There isn’t a cookie-cutter solution that works for every HVAC business. So what works for these guys?


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Fleet Transitions to Better Fuel Economy

November 5, 2012
The tools of the trade are not confined to what technicians carry in their toolboxes. The type of vehicles that technicians transport their toolboxes in can be just as important. Can changing your vehicles change your bottom line?


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Kyle Gargaro, editor-in-chief of The NEWS, hosted the 2014 ACCA CEO Forum. At the event, six well-known, highly respected company executives, Gary Michel, Ingersoll Rand/Trane; Chris Nelson, Carrier Corp.; Chris Peel, Rheem Mfg. Co.; Rod Rushing, Johnson Controls; Brent Schroeder, Emerson Climate Technologies; and Doug Young, Lennox; provided individual industry outlooks and fielded questions directly from attending contractors. Listen to the entire event on the NEWSMakers podcast. Posted on April 14.

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