Articles by Herb Woerpel

The Demise of Detroit

Lack of Leadership Can Destroy Even the Largest Work Environment

While the well-chronicled collapse of American manufacturing played a prominent part in the city’s demise, many fingers can also be pointed at the city’s leadership, or lack thereof. 


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Danfoss Symposium Examines Whole-Systems Approach to Efficiency

EnVisioneering Symposium’s 19th Meeting Considers Buildings and Energy Infrastructure

The roundtable discussion joined HVAC OEMs, consultants, and contractors with advocacy and utility groups, and authorities in research and policy to examine the opportunity of investment in next-generation energy infrastructure for commercial buildings.


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The Proof is in the Details

Big or small, every little action is representative of your company’s overall product.
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Satisfaction Guarantee Makes Every Tech a Closer

You Shouldn’t have to go to Your Bullpen to Close an HVAC Sale

In baseball, it doesn’t matter how well the team performs in the first eight innings if the pitching staff fails to close the game in the ninth. As a Detroit Tigers fan, I’m all too familiar with this philosophy. 


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MARS, Heat Controller Merge Operations

Acquisition Positions MARS for Future Growth, Stability

Last fall, MARS hired an investment banker and began discussing potential growth options. The company started communicating with potential targets and shortly thereafter had reached an agreement with Heat Controller. 


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Cracking the Consumer who Prefers his Cooling on Cruise Control

Don't Procastinate. Nominate.

The NEWS extends it's Best Instructor/Trainer contest deadline to June 24

Are you a procrastinator? Always wish you had an extra day to complete your homework? Well, good news – you’ve been saved by the bell. 


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Plucking Out the Prickly Pears

How to Find Good Employees - And Weed Out the Bad Ones

As a business owner, the process of separating this sour grape from the rest of the team may prove to be the difference between a budding workforce and a clan of complainers that’s rotten to the core.


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Centrifugal Chiller Course Highly Regarded by Commercial Contractors

Course Offers In-depth Look at Chillers and Includes Troubleshooting Techniques

For more than two decades, Entech Sales & Service in Dallas has offered HVACR professionals an in-depth look at centrifugal chillers, examining assembly, theory, microprocessors, and teardown training through a series of educational sessions heralded as some of the best nationwide.


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All I See are Signs, All I See are Dollar Signs

Could Rhianna be the economic prophet this industry needs?
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Jason Vogelbaugh of Alpha Controls drops in to the NEWSMakers podcast to discuss his role with the company, the InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance, and current energy-efficiency projects being worked on. Posted on Sept. 26.

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