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By Tim Fausch
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Al Levi could have packed it in, gone to Arizona, and led the good life. After all, he sold his contracting company back when the economy was still vibrant.
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Not Just Anybody Can Do This Job

By Angela D. Harris
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Of course I am talking about being an HVACR technician. That takes a special set of skills and achievements. Not just anybody can install a zoned system or diagnose a chiller problem. And, not just anybody can be a judge for the Dealer Design competition.
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Providing Eye Candy for Your Customers

By Tim Fausch
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Last week I spent a couple days at the Coverings Show in Las Vegas. Usually, I’m very focused at trade shows on meeting readers or advertisers and talking about their specific interests.
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Are You Prepared for Pain at the Pump?

By Kimberly Schwartz
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We’ve had a snowy winter here in Michigan. We just got dumped with 8 inches recently, and we are always expecting more. But I haven’t minded at all because my new car has four-wheel drive.
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No Road Warrior Stories - Except Mine

By Peter Powell
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Nobody wants to hear Road Warrior stories. Those are the stories business travelers amass over the years about trips in which various things go wrong - delayed or canceled flights, lost luggage, mixed up hotel reservations, etc.
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Tech School Uses 'No Ducks'

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Henry Abbott Technical High School in Danbury, Conn., has chosen to add No Ducks in the Attic & Other Basics of HVAC Installation by Rich Schuster to its HVAC program.
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Winning the Race: Expo Generates New Optimism

By Tim Fausch
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The last two years remind me of running in the San Diego Marathon. It was a brutally hot event. At the starting line, race organizers distributed salt packets and issued dire warnings to slow our pace – or face the consequences.
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Staying Safe - and Staying Away from Bird Poop

By Kimberly Schwartz
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At the AHR Expo last week, I attended a break-out session on how HVAC contractors can become “OSHA champions” within their companies. The presenter was Sharon McGee, a Certified Safety and Health Official (CSHO).
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A Successful AHR Expo

By Kyle Gargaro
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The 2011 AHR Expo in Las Vegas was a great success for the HVAC industry. There were many exhibitors, even more attendees, and a general positive attitude about where the industry is heading.
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Builders Show Spotlights Innovative Products

By Tim Fausch
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The International Builders Show (IBS) always delivers panache. Building product manufacturers use the industry’s biggest stage to unveil their latest and greatest designs, often with the excessive exuberance needed to stand out among the sea of products on display.
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