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2014 April 14

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CEO Roundtable Resonates with Contractors

Company Executives Examine Economy, Home Automation, and More at 2014 ACCA Conference
April 14, 2014

Contractors asked six HVAC manufacturing executives questions at ACCA’s 2014 CEO Roundtable forum, sponsored by The ACHR NEWS.


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ACCA Hosts Successful 2014 Conference

HVAC Contractors Leave Nashville Equipped with Knowledge
April 14, 2014

The conference featured several MainStage sessions, more than 30 Learning Labs, and the IE3 Expo, giving contractors heaps of knowledge to take home and implement in their business practices.


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Navien Keeps the HVAC Distributor in Mind

April 14, 2014

The relatively new company that goes out of its way to help HVAC distributors and has become one of the fastest growing companies in the home comfort sector in North America.


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Mingledorff’s Meeting Looks at Future Trends

Company Celebrates 75 Years of Wholesale Distribution
April 14, 2014

Mingledorff’s Inc. commemorated 75 years of history during its 2014 dealer meeting celebration in Savannah, Ga.


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Commercial Equipment Tops Trane’s Most Popular Training Topics

Classes are Available in Several Formats, Including Online Learning
April 14, 2014

While training in the HVACR industry begins to really take hold at the secondary/post-secondary level, continuing education spans a career.


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Converging Commercial Energy Use Trends

Uncovering the Trigger Point to Change
April 14, 2014

The country could be on the tipping point of a potential transformation in building energy efficiency and the role of the electric utility in serving commercial buildings. 


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People Come First at Applewood

Owner John Ward Shares Success by Giving Back
April 14, 2014

While turning a profit is very important at Applewood, the company places an equal importance on giving back to its community. 


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NCI Members Soak Up the Education

Conference Focuses on Branding, How to Properly Own a Territory
April 14, 2014

Members who attended were greeted with a carefully designed technical and business-oriented educational program that addressed specific challenges facing performance-based contractors.


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New Products Designed to Keep Us Cool

Manufacturers Show Off Equipment For Summer
April 14, 2014

Every year, The NEWS introduces the latest cooling equipment available for the upcoming summer season in order to help contractors prepare for this busy period by doing the research that will allow them to distinguish between brands.


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Midsized Manufacturers Expect Growth in 2014

Government, Health Care, Deficit Remain Largest Obstacles
April 14, 2014

The data was drawn from Prime Advantage’s sixth annual Group CFO Survey, which revealed that member CFOs remain optimistic about financial prospects and are focused on growth, as indicated by increased hiring, capital, and research and development investments.


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HVAC Organizations: April 14, 2014

April 14, 2014

HVAC Excellence accredites HVAC program at Sullivan College of Technology and Design; SMACNA to hold Financial Boot Camp in May; more HVAC organization news briefs.


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HVAC Manufacturer: April 14, 2014

April 14, 2014

Bonomi North America Inc. relocates corporate office from Rock Hill, S.C., to Charlotte, N.C.


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Nest Issues Consumer Safety Notice

Feature on Nest Protect Smoke + CO Alarm Could Cause Alarm Delay
April 14, 2014

Nest Labs Inc. has issued a consumer safety notice for its Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide detector after recent laboratory testing showed the Nest Wave feature could be unintentionally activated.


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Net Results: CroppMetcalfe Services Inc.

April 14, 2014

The NEWS and Ben Landers, president and CEO of Blue Corona, examine high-quality HVAC contractor websites and discern what makes them so successful.


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ABB Divests Thomas & Betts

Sale Expected to Close in Second Quarter of 2014
April 14, 2014

ABB said it is divesting Thomas & Betts because of limited synergies with ABB’s core portfolio. 


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WinWholesale Expands to Denver

256,000-Square-Foot Regional Distribution Center Will Serve Western U.S.
April 14, 2014

WinWholesale Inc. recently opened a 256,000-square-foot regional distribution center in Denver to serve operating locations mainly in the Western U.S.


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HVAC Industry Leaders Discuss BC 449

HRAI, AHRI, CIPH Meet with Politicians in British Columbia, Canada
April 14, 2014

Several industry leaders recently met with politicians from British Columbia, Canada, to discuss progress on the stewardship plan for HVACR and plumbing products under BC Regulation 449.


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NEWS Hosts Webinar on Hybrid GeoExchange Systems

Hybrid Systems Can Help Reduce Upfront, Long-Term Operating Costs
April 14, 2014

Hosts will discuss how engineers and contractors have difficulty implementing GeoExchange systems when a building has a significant load imbalance due primarily to the significant cost increase of the ground heat exchanger, which may eliminate GeoExchange as a viable option.


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Robur Corp.: Gas Absorption Chiller

April 14, 2014

Model ACF60-HR is a 5-ton chiller with heat recovery that combines a low-environmental-impact gas absorption chiller with heat recovery. 


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