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August 24, 2000
Letters to the editor:
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So, What Is the Best Approach to Training Techs?

August 24, 2000
As a contractor, you have probably tried many approaches to training.
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Take a Contractor Under Your Wing

August 24, 2000
Wouldn’t it be great if contractors could develop their own “sister contractor” program?
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A little game of Simon says

August 17, 2000
Are you the person who makes independent decisions, or are you the type who follows along and waits for something to happen?
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Contractor: The News must help industry improve

August 17, 2000
We recently ran a series of articles in The News concerning why technicians are leaving their jobs.
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Letters to the editor

August 17, 2000
Letters to the editor.
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'Joe Homeless' leaves a legacy of courage, determination

August 16, 2000
About nine years ago, companies that manufacture mechanics’ tools began receiving letters from the Doe Fund and other friends of “Joe Homeless.”
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Is this a maturing industry or what?

August 15, 2000
This is an earmark of a maturing industry: fewer players producing more product.
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ASHRAE Standard 90, 1: Bad energy policy by design

August 15, 2000
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has decided on a new energy-efficiency standard for commercial and high-rise residential buildings that would actually result in less energy efficiency and be bad for consumers, bad for businesses, and bad for our air quality.
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A shining symbol of a trade that isn’t all high-tech

August 14, 2000
In our high tech world of estimation systems, two-way communications, and business management software, we tend to forget about what it was like before these conveniences.
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