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Emerson launches HVACR educator resources platform

January 24, 2022

Emerson has launched its first HVACR Educator Resource platform; the portal centralizes tools and curriculum to support skilled trades education such as trainings for students and educators, student learning materials, and a Copeland scroll compressor training kit. “The industry continues to face challenges that come with the skilled trades gap, and it is more important […]

Johnson Controls & Asthma Foundation raise IAQ awareness

Johnson Controls has partnered with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) to improve health outcomes for families managing asthma and allergies by raising awareness of the connection between indoor air quality (IAQ) and health. With as many as 25 million Americans suffering from asthma, initial work between Johnson Controls and AAFA will include […]

Biodiesel Supply: Building It for When They Come

January 17, 2022

Boston meeting addresses near-term Providence Resolution goals Aside from harvest and Halloween, October is best known for Major League Baseball and World Series heroics. An even more anticipated event took place this October as supply-chain executives, hosted by the National Biodiesel Board (NBB), came to Boston, MA. The event discussed the challenges and opportunities associated […]

Interview with Matt Cota

Vermont Attacks Carbon Reduction with Incentives As the Northeastern states aggressively move to reduce GHG emissions, Vermont is offering financial incentives through a credit program. ICM spoke with the Vermont Fuel Dealers Association Executive Director, Matt Cota, about the genesis of the program and what it might mean to liquid fuel retailers in the State. […]

It’s Time to Take the Pledge: Fuel Dealers Need to be Protected

Many of you already know that I’ve been on the forefront of electronic payments and credit card processing for fuel dealers for the last two decades, most notably leading the charge that opened up access for the entire fuel industry to participate in the MasterCard Utility program. I want to highlight a disturbing trend and […]

Thinking of Designing a Snow Melt System?

In the past, underground snow melting of a driveway or walkway for residences had been considered a luxury and perceived as too expensive to install and operate. However, over the years, I’ve seen the number of snowmelt systems installed in residential homes increase quite a bit. The scenario may have been renovation of an existing […]

Sila buys AA Service Company in Illinois

January 12, 2022

Philadelphia-based Sila Services, LLC has acquired AA Service Co., expanding its reach and establishing its presence in the Midwest. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Based in Northbrook, IL and founded in 1965, AA Service Co. has delivered heating and cooling solutions to residential and commercial customers in the Chicago area for nearly six […]

METUS expands P-Series wall mounted indoor units lineup

January 11, 2022

Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US (METUS) has expanded the P-Series Wall-mounted Indoor Units (PKA) lineup for residential and commercial single-zone applications with two new PKA models—12 KBTU/H and 18 KBTU/H. PKA Wall-mounted Indoor Units provide consistent, reliable zoned comfort for a variety of spaces, METUS said. Engineered to provide peace of mind to the building […]

Sail Energy buys Rinker Oil

Sail Energy, LLC of Portsmouth, NH has acquired the assets related to the full-service propane, heating fuels and motor fuels delivery business of the Rinker Oil Corp., Cuba, NY. The transaction closed on Dec. 15, 2021. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The long history of Rinker Oil’s growth began in 1936 when Howard […]

Rhoads Energy creates Cool Crew HVAC business unit

Southcentral Pennsylvania-based Rhoads Energy recently combined its HVAC service teams into a single group called the Cool Crew. “With the launch of Cool Crew, we have created one of the largest, most experienced HVAC service and installation groups in Pennsylvania,” the company stated on its website. Cool Crew offers streamlined operations in terms of dispatching, […]