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June 7, 2013: Nonresidential Construction Index Hits Record High

Two Point Improvement in the Second Quarter
June 7, 2013
FMI has announced the release of its 2013 second quarter Nonresidential Construction Index (NRCI) report. The NRCI score of 60.1 is a two point improvement over the first quarter and is the highest score for the index since its inception in the first quarter of 2009.


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Study Reveals Top 10 States for HVAC Employment

March 4, 2013

HVACR contractors looking for plentiful job opportunities, high salaries, available training, and an abundance of service calls should head for the Golden Coast or the Buckeye State, according to a list of top states to work in HVACR, compiled by Emerson Climate Technologies, a business segment of Emerson.


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HVAC Owners Address Workplace Violence

February 11, 2013
When you think of workplace violence, do you think it’s something that only happens at other people’s companies? That’s a common reaction, but smart contractors know there are many levels of violence that can occur in the workplace, and they take precautions to ensure their employees are safe, whether in the office or in the field.


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Energy Star for New Homes Flourishes

February 11, 2013

Last year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) completed the rollout of version 3 of its Energy Star for New Homes program, and more HVAC contractors became involved in this process to certify efficient homes.


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Uncertainty Looms for Contractors in 2013

Government Regulation, Economy Remain Top Concerns
December 10, 2012
The election has come and gone. And while HVACR contractors held on to hope that November’s ballots would provide a bit of clarity, looming legislative gridlock and unstable economic conditions continue to provide a much murkier forecast.


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Manufacturers Predict Improving Economy

December 3, 2012
According to a recent AHR Expo survey sent to more than 1,000 HVACR manufacturers worldwide, 70 percent of the respondents expect the economy to be better in 2013 than in 2012. In fact, 15 percent of the manufacturers expect a “much better year.”


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Residential Construction Up in September

November 12, 2012
For HVACR contractors who are involved in the residential construction market, there may be good news on the way. The latest numbers from this sector show that construction activity is picking up.


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Healthcare Market Challenges Contractors

October 29, 2012
There are a lot of unknowns affecting the healthcare industry, including the economy, pending legislation, and insurance reforms. Yet the sector still provides opportunities for contractors who are willing to change their approach to assist facility managers and align their work with healthcare administrators’ business goals.


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Massachusetts Repeats as Top Energy-Efficient State

October 22, 2012
States continue to move strongly in 2012 to advance energy efficiency initiatives regardless of which political party is in control of state legislatures and governors’ offices, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) on the release of its sixth annual State Energy Efficiency Scorecard.


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Apartment, Condominium Market Shows Improvement

September 24, 2012
HVAC contractors in the apartment and condominium business could become busier in the near future. The Multifamily Production Index (MPI), released by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), improved for the eighth consecutive quarter with an index level of 54.


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