Loren Cook Co., a manufacturer of commercial fans and blowers, was chosen to host President Donald Trump during his visit to Springfield on Wednesday, Aug. 30. The company was chosen for its commitment to U.S. manufacturing jobs for over 75 years.
The Sierra Club, a grassroots environmental organization, announced it would be joining nonprofit public interest law organization, Earthjustice; the Consumer Federation of America; the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC); and a coalition of state attorneys general in filing a lawsuit against the Trump administration over the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) delays in issuing new energy-efficiency standards for ceiling fans, freezers, boilers, and commercial and consumer goods.
During his campaign, Trump made it clear that his intentions were to reduce regulations and withdraw from the Paris agreement. His decision to withdraw is typical politics — either you agree, you disagree, or you agree to disagree.
President Trump signed the Apprenticeship and Workforce of Tomorrow executive order into law June 15, which is designed to expand apprenticeship opportunities in hopes of filling approximately 6 million vacant jobs.
ACCA is getting a boost to one of its top priorities, workforce development, from President Donald Trump and his administration. The president recently embarked on a three-day trip to expand the nation’s use of apprenticeships to fill unmet labor needs and to highlight workforce development issues.
Unprecedented. Unconventional. Chaotic. Exhausting. Whatever adjective you use to describe them, the first 100 days of the Trump presidency were a crazy time for our nation. People across the country — and around the world — have watched and tried to understand the policy directions of this White House. What have the first 100 days meant for the HVACR industry and what do they portend for the future?
In March, Trump released his preliminary 2018 budget proposal detailing several changes to the way the federal government spends money. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is one of many government departments being targeted.
On March 28, Trump issued the Energy Independence executive order, which directs the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to begin reviewing — and presumably weaken the provisions of — the Clean Power Plan. The order is also designed to decrease the nation’s dependence on imported fuels, mainly by helping revive the coal industry.
Americans should be allowed to choose the products they’d like regardless how efficient or inefficient they are. That’s how capitalism works, right? Shouldn’t consumers do their own research rather than rely on the government to tell them what to buy?
In this issue, we cover ductless products for the commercial market. We also look at alternative refrigerants and trends in R-22 reclamation. Other topics include a summer forecast, business franchises, and more.
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