Editors Blog

Editors Blog
The editors of The NEWS have something to say... and we want to hear back from you! Here's our take on the news of the day. What's yours?

It's January: Time for Cars and HVACR

January 20, 2012
Working at The NEWS and living in Michigan, there are two things that you can count on like clockwork come January: the AHR Expo and the North American International Auto Show.
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Kill Bill: The 112th Congress's Impact on the Industry

January 16, 2012

What has Congress done for the HVAC industry lately? Answer: Not a whole lot.

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Exactly Why Is There a Worker Shortage?

January 12, 2012
Is it really a lack of qualified workers -- or of qualified companies?
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Conservation Isn't Hokum? Prove It

December 23, 2011
It may be prudent for contractors to come up with a way to prove to their customers that the financial and environmental conservation techniques being employed are actually successful.
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Ask Better Questions, Buy Better Technology

November 30, 2011

When it comes time to purchase new technology, it is possible that you might be asking the wrong questions. Too often, people and companies purchase items with the hopes that the device will solve all their problems, last for a lifetime, and “bring balance to the force.”

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Murphy's Law: Where Are Those Matches?

November 23, 2011

I wonder why ... I can never find the matches when I want to light the propane grill.

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Salute a Veteran

November 14, 2011
Is there more to celebrating and honoring our veterans than the retail sales that pop up this time of year?
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Next Level Contractor Webinar a Smash Hit

November 9, 2011

In a time of dwindling attendance to many national live events, The NEWS' latest webinar series shunned that trend.


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Make Time to Innovate

November 7, 2011

Driving into the office one morning I saw a work truck with its logo, phone number, and advertising all over it.

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Murphy's Law: I Wonder Why...

November 2, 2011

...the biggest job is always the one you never knew about?

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2014 MCAA Annual Convention

Scenes from the 2014 MCAA Annual Convention in Scottsdale, Ariz.


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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