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New Trade Divisions Can Help Contractors Grow Business

This post was originally published on this site New Trade Divisions Can Help Contractors Grow Business | 2019-11-11 | ACHR NewsACHRNews logoACHRNews logo This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more. This Website Uses CookiesBy closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to our cookie policy. Learn More This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more.

Air Sealing Requires Whole-House Philosophy

This post was originally published on this site Air Sealing Requires Whole-House Philosophy | 2019-11-11 | ACHR NewsACHRNews logoACHRNews logo This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more. This Website Uses CookiesBy closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to our cookie policy. Learn More This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more.

Troubleshooting puzzle: An Uncomfortable Bedroom

This post was originally published on this site Troubleshooting puzzle: An Uncomfortable Bedroom | 2019-11-11 | ACHR NewsACHRNews logoACHRNews logo This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more. This Website Uses CookiesBy closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to our cookie policy. Learn More This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more.

Harnessing the Power of Networking Events

This post was originally published on this site Harnessing the Power of Networking Events | 2019-11-06 | ACHR NewsACHRNews logoACHRNews logo This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more. This Website Uses CookiesBy closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to our cookie policy. Learn More This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more.

ASHRAE 189.1: A Higher Standard for High-Performance Green Buildings, Pt. 2

This post was originally published on this site ASHRAE 189.1: A Higher Standard for High-Performance Green Buildings, Pt. 2 | 2019-11-11 | ACHR NewsACHRNews logoACHRNews logo This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more. This Website Uses CookiesBy closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to our cookie policy. Learn More This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more.

Why Actuators for Connected Industry Run on Brushless DC Motors

This post was originally published on this site Why Actuators for Connected Industry Run on Brushless DC Motors | 2019-11-11 | ACHR NewsACHRNews logoACHRNews logo This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more. This Website Uses CookiesBy closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to our cookie policy. Learn More This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more.

Pfizer Finds $35,000 Energy Savings Through Pilot Duct Sealing Project

This post was originally published on this site Pfizer Finds $35,000 Energy Savings Through Pilot Duct Sealing Project | 2019-11-11 | ACHR NewsACHRNews logoACHRNews logo This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more. This Website Uses CookiesBy closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to our cookie policy. Learn More This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more.

EGIA Foundation Launches 2020 Scholarship Program for HVAC Students

This post was originally published on this site EGIA Foundation Launches 2020 Scholarship Program for HVAC Students | 2019-11-08 | ACHR NewsACHRNews logoACHRNews logo This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more. This Website Uses CookiesBy closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to our cookie policy. Learn More This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more.

LeBlanc promoted to Vice President of Operations at Aquatherm

This post was originally published on this site LeBlanc promoted to Vice President of Operations at Aquatherm | 2019-11-08 | ACHR NewsACHRNews logoACHRNews logo This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more. This Website Uses CookiesBy closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to our cookie policy. Learn More This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more.

ServiceTitan to Present at ProductCon

This post was originally published on this site ServiceTitan to Present at ProductCon | 2019-11-07 | ACHR NewsACHRNews logoACHRNews logo This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more. This Website Uses CookiesBy closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to our cookie policy. Learn More This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more.

RIDGID to Introduce Mechanical Contracting Time-Saver at FABTECH

This post was originally published on this site RIDGID to Introduce Mechanical Contracting Time-Saver at FABTECH | 2019-11-07 | ACHR NewsACHRNews logoACHRNews logo This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more. This Website Uses CookiesBy closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to our cookie policy. Learn More This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more.

EGIA’s Cracking the Code Show: Catalyze Growth by Prioritizing Service Agreements

This post was originally published on this siteSelling service agreements is a fundamental strategy that the most successful contracting companies use to achieve continuous growth. EGIA This week, Weldon Long continues our segment on “Core Strategies” to give you proven techniques that will help grow your service agreement customer base. Many times, the job of selling service agreements falls on the service technician. Gary Elekes shares three aspects of the homeowner buying process to help your techs offer service agreements as part of a total care plan. All that and more on this week’s Cracking the Code, available free for all until November 15. Watch now at EGIA.org/CBS-Show.

Columbus McKinnon Announces Plans to Close Ohio Plant

This post was originally published on this siteMaterial handling products manufacturer Columbus McKinnon Corp. (NASDAQ: CMCO), Amherst, New York, has announced plans to close its Lisbon, Ohio, factory and consolidate the operation into its facilities in Virginia and North Carolina. “We are continuously identifying opportunities to simplify our business. This consolidation will provide better service and an improved overall experience for our customers, while driving value,” said Mark Morelli, president and chief executive officer. “Over the last year, we have transformed the Wadesboro, North Carolina, and Damascus, Virginia, facilities into assembly-manufacturing centers of excellence for wire rope and electric chain hoists, respectively. With the closure of the Lisbon, Ohio operation, we will transfer more product lines into these Centers of Excellence.” The Lisbon, Ohio facility was part of the Chester Hoist acquisition in 1995. The closure of the Lisbon operation will affect 59 union associates and 17 staff associates in that location. The restructuring process is expected to take between seven to 10 months. The company expects plant closure costs of $3.5 million and estimates annual savings of $5 million once completed.

DXP’s Sales Up 6.2% in 3Q

This post was originally published on this siteDXP Enterprises Inc. (NASDAQ: DXPE), Houston, reported third quarter sales of $327.2 million, up 6.2% compared to the third quarter of 2018. Net income was $13.1 million, compared to $8.4 million in the year-ago period. Sales for the nine months were $971.7 million, compared with $905.2 million in the year-ago period. Net incomes rose 38.1% to $ 33.7 million. 

Manufacturing Sector Labor Productivity Declined 0.1% in the Third Quarter

This post was originally published on this siteNonfarm business sector labor productivity decreased 0.3% in the third quarter of 2019, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Output increased 2.1% and hours worked increased 2.4%. From the third quarter of 2018 to the third quarter of 2019, productivity increased 1.4%, reflecting a 2.3% increase in output and a 0.9% increase in hours worked.  Manufacturing sector labor productivity declined 0.1% in the third quarter of 2019, as output increased 1.1% and hours worked increased 1.3%. Total manufacturing sector productivity also declined 0.1% over the last four quarters, as output decreased 0.5% and hours worked decreased 0.4%. Productivity increased 1.2% in the durable manufacturing sector in the third quarter of 2019, reflecting a 2.4% increase in output and a 1.2% increase in hours worked. Productivity decreased 1.5% in the nondurable manufacturing sector as output declined 0.2% and hours worked increased 1.3%. Unit labor costs in the manufacturing sector increased 3.6% in the third quarter of 2019, and increased 4.9% from the same quarter a year ago. 

Total Safety Acquires Pacific Coast Tool

This post was originally published on this siteTotal Safety, Houston, a provider of integrated safety technologies and services, announced today that it has acquired Pacific Coast Tool to expand its distribution offerings to power utility customers. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Pac Coast is based in Southern California serving utility and industrial customers with supplies, tools and safety products. Pac Coast will operate and be integrated under Total Safety’s specialty distribution business unit, which operates under the S&S Supplies and Solutions brand. “Pac Coast immediately expands our presence in the power utility segment, particularly in Southern California,” said George Ristevski, CEO. “It continues our strategy of diversifying into attractive end markets where our expertise in hazardous environments is highly valued.” “The acquisition of Pac Coast is a perfect fit within our S&S operations,” said Tracy Tomkovicz, President, S&S. “We are particularly excited about sharing our complementary capabilities to better service our customers and to help Total Safety expand into the power utility space,” said Steve Tomkovicz, Senior Vice President, Business Development. “Pac Coast will allow us to open a new protective equipment laboratory in Southern California to expand our capabilities in the local market for safety and protective

Owens & Minor Sales Down 2.7% in 3Q

This post was originally published on this siteOwens & Minor Inc. (NYSE: OMI), Richmond, Virginia, reported sales for the third quarter of $2.4 billion, down 2.7% year-over-year. The company reported a profit for the quarter of $1.2 million, compared to a loss of $0.6 million the previous year’s quarter. For the first nine months, the company reported sales of $7.3 billion, up 0.7% from the same period in 2018. The company reported a loss for the period of $23.3 million, compared to a loss of $175 million in 2018.

Office Depot Reports 3Q Sales Down 4%

This post was originally published on this siteOffice Depot Inc. (NASDAQ:ODP), Boca Raton, Florida, reported third quarter sales of $2.8 billion, down 4% over the previous year’s quarter. The company reported an operating income of $108 million and a net income from continuing operations of $60 million. Year to date sales were reported at $8.1 billion, down 2.5% over the same period in 2018. 

Intermountain Hydronic Specialties Joins Mestek as New Boiler Representative

This post was originally published on this site Intermountain Hydronic Specialties Joins Mestek as New Boiler Representative | 2019-11-07 | ACHR NewsACHRNews logoACHRNews logo This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more. This Website Uses CookiesBy closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to our cookie policy. Learn More This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more.

Six Reasons Why Everyone Needs a Coach

This post was originally published on this site The top performing, best athletes in the world whether in individual or team sports all have coaches.  If world class athletes need coaches, maybe you need one or more as well.  Unsure?  Here are six reasons you need a business coach. 1. Improve PerformanceThe primary reason why people get coaches is to improve their performance.  Usually, there is a specific area in mind.  Where do you want to improve?  Do you want to be a better speaker?  Manager?  Leader?  Writer?  A coach can help, but not necessarily in all areas.  This is why professional sports teams employ multiple coaches.  The different coaches each specialize on a particular position.  As a business owner you are a utility infielder.  You play multiple roles.  Thus, you might need multiple coaches.  The same coach who helps you work on management or leadership may not be who you select to improve your speaking or writing. If using multiple coaches sounds like a lot, pick the area where you can benefit the most from coaching.  Focus on that area until you are satisfied. 2. Receive Objective FeedbackIf you are the company owner, you are the boss.  As the

Ice Air Receives AHRI Certification for Products

This post was originally published on this site Ice Air Receives AHRI Certification for Products | 2019-11-06 | ACHR NewsACHRNews logoACHRNews logo This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more. This Website Uses CookiesBy closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to our cookie policy. Learn More This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more.