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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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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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Panasonic Heating and Air Conditioning: Variable-Refrigerant Flow Systems

April 7, 2014

The ECOi EX Series includes variable-refrigerant flow (VRF) multi-zone, heat pump, and heat recovering systems. 


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Goodman Names Takeshi Ebisu as CEO

April 4, 2014

Goodman Global Group Inc. names Takeshi Ebisu the president and CEO of Goodman and welcomed him as a member of its board of directors, effective April 17.


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Construction Spending Soars in January

Analysis Reveals Largest Year-to-Year Increase Since 2006
March 24, 2014

Total construction spending in January 2014 posted the largest year-over-year increase since 2006, with growth in both public construction and private residential and nonresidential spending.


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Survey: 74 Percent of Contractors Unprepared for Efficiency Standards

Emerson Survey Shows Contractors Unaware of Pending Efficiency Ruling
March 17, 2014

Unlike the 2005 regulation changes, the 2015 changes will affect both residential and commercial efficiency standards.


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Contractors Invest in Employee Health

Leaders Deem Wellness Programs as Worthwhile
March 17, 2014

Whether it’s company-wide initiatives, or opening an on-site gym, both residential and commercial companies are looking for new ways to improve employee wellness and boost productivity.


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Johnson Controls: Commercial Rooftop Units

March 17, 2014

With an exact-fit replacement design, the Coleman© Peak rooftop units match the footprints and electrical and gas lines of other manufacturers’ units, said the company. 


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Friedrich Cools Classrooms

Company Donates Air Conditioners to Illinois School District
March 17, 2014

Volunteers installed eight room air conditioners donated by Friedrich Air Conditioning Co., based in San Antonio.


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The Case of the Missing Service Calls

Contractors Aim to Solve the Prevailing Mechanical Maintenance Mystery
March 10, 2014

One contractor noticed an alarming decline in service calls over the last four years, and he wondered if others were finding the same trend in their area. And the responses came pouring in.


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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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