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Business Is More Than Business

December 17, 2012
I was lucky to see a classified ad from Rheem Manufacturing Co. in the Chicago Tribune way back in 1970 because it led me into a career in a unique industry with a group of really great people.


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Guest Blog: Dec. 17, 2012

December 17, 2012
Here is a condensed version of a guest blog that appeared on The NEWS website. To read it in its entirety, go to the bit.ly link that appears at the end.


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Is There an eHarmony for Hiring?

December 10, 2012
I have recently had the pleasure (and I use that term loosely) to meet a plethora of candidates looking to fill some open positions on The NEWS. Let’s just say I have a new respect for all the HVAC contractors out there who continually need to fish in a rather shallow labor pool.


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Survey Says ...

December 10, 2012
November Online Poll: Some have suggested the recent violent hurricanes like Katrina and Sandy are due to climate change. Do you believe this is the case?


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Beyond or Beside HFCs

December 3, 2012
My column in the Nov. 12 issue of The NEWS focused on HFCs, especially low GWP HFCs as retrofits for R-22 systems. This column will focus on what I used to call “beyond HFC” refrigerants, although these days, the term might be “other than HFC” refrigerants.


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Letters From Our Readers: Dec. 3, 2012

December 3, 2012
These remarks concern the ability of customers to get financing for HVAC systems.


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What the Election Results Mean for the HVACR Industry

November 26, 2012
The economy, the fiscal cliff, sequestration, and energy independence are just a few of the issues facing the winners of the 2012 election. But, as one of Washington’s leading pundits recently stated, “This isn’t the first critical election where the stakes are high, and it won’t be the last.”


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Letters From Our Readers: Nov. 26, 2012

November 26, 2012
These remarks are on the ability of customers to get financing for HVAC systems.


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Play to Win: Business is a Lot Like Baseball

November 19, 2012
During a recent conference, I had the pleasure of sitting in on a session led by Frank Besednjak, a trainer, teacher, coach, and consultant with decades of HVAC industry experience. Besednjak shared the thought-provoking claim that business is a lot like baseball.


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Letters From Our Readers: Nov. 19, 2012

November 19, 2012
These comments are concerning Joanna Turpin’s article “Regulations Burden Contractors,” Oct. 15, 2012, on the costs to small businesses to comply with government regulations.


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