NPGA Southeastern Expo Opens in Nashville

70th edition of show returns to Music City
(April 22, 2017)
Nashville, TN –After breaking a decade-old attendance record in its 2016 Nashville debut, the NPGA Southeastern Expo returns this weekend.  Last year over 41,000 individuals came to the show at the Music City Center in the heart of downtown Nashville, 28% were first-time visitors. Indoor Comfort Marketing is again exhibiting, our March/April print issue and 2017 Indoor Comfort Showcase are… FULL ARTICLE >>

Nashville HVAC Service Goes All In To Hire Veterans

(April 18, 2017)
By Blake Farmer, Nashville Public Radio— Plumbing, electrical and HVAC repair companies are beginning to see the military as a prime talent pool. Handyman services have had a tough time recruiting in recent years, especially as the job market improves. Perhaps none have turned theirattention to former service members like Nashville’s Hiller Plumbing, which has made Fort Campbell into almost a… FULL ARTICLE >>

AMERIgreen Spring Video Essay Contest Begins

Call for Student-Created Energy Solutions Videos
(April 17, 2017)
(Lancaster, PA) – AMERIgreen Energy and their 100% American Fuel dealers throughout PA, MD and DE are hosting a Video Essay Challenge. Students are invited to express their views on energy solutions for the future in a 30 second video. Prompt questions are supplied focusing on energy source and solutions for the future. The contest begins April 17th and is open… FULL ARTICLE >>

Daikin and GARDINER Join Forces

Daikin appoints new factory sales, parts, and service provider in Northern Ohio
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PRNewswire: PLYMOUTH, MN.— Daikin Applied and Daikin North America are forming a relationship with GARDINER to strengthen its sales, service, and solutions capabilities.  Effective May 1, 2017, GARDINER will become the factory sales and parts representative in Northern Ohio and acquire Daikin Applied’s service business for the Cleveland market. Bob Case, GARDINER’s CEO, says, “Our mission has been and will… FULL ARTICLE >>

Vermont Gas completes pipeline to Addison County

(April 13, 2017)
Dan D’Ambrosio, Burlington (VT) Free Press Staff Writer The 41-mile Vermont Gas pipeline extension into Addison County is finished, the utility announced Wednesday, after more than three years, $165 million and countless protests. Don Rendall, president and CEO of Vermont Gas, said as of Wednesday afternoon four business customers in Middlebury are connected to natural gas service provided by the… FULL ARTICLE >>

Terminal Manager Sentenced to Prison for $600K Heating Oil Scam

Prosecutors: 40-year-old, six others indicted on grand larceny charges in Feb 2016
(April 12, 2017)
WNBC 4, New York– The 40-year-old manager of a Brooklyn fuel terminal will serve up to three years in state prison for stealing hundreds of thousands of gallons of heating oil worth $600,000, prosecutors say. Scott Vitello was sentenced to one to three years in New York state prison, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance announced… FULL ARTICLE >>

William Young to Enter Propane Industry Hall of Fame

Superior Energy Systems' Co-founder induction prior to NPGA
(April 5, 2017)
CLEVELAND, OHIO (PR WEB)– William Young, vice president of engineering for Superior Energy Systems, and a member of the propane industry for more than half a century, has been named to the LP Gas Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2017. The induction ceremony will be April 20, prior to the 2017 National Propane Gas Association… FULL ARTICLE >>

Bill Lowe Appointed Director of Sales at Salus

(April 4, 2017)
Salus Controls, manufacturer of “Connected” Controls for Hydronic Heating and HVAC systems, appointed Bill Lowe Director of Sales for Salus North America. Lowe, who has over 30 years of experience in the HVAC industry, will be responsible for developing growing, and managing sales strategies for the U.S. and Canada. In addition, Salus NA also announced the appointment of Sheldon Schiffner… FULL ARTICLE >>

Soy HVAC Filters Win Top Innovation Contest Honors

(March 30, 2017)
By Andy Eubank, Hoosier Ag Today— Sixteen teams waited to learn their fate Tuesday night when the awards were handed out in the annual Purdue Student Soybean Product Innovation Competition, funded by Indiana Soybean Alliance since 1994. Winning the first-place prize of $20,000 was Team FiltraSoy, makers of a soy-based air filterfor use in residential and commercial HVAC systems. Team… FULL ARTICLE >>

Adult education, local businesses partnering to provide introductory HVAC course

(March 24, 2017)
By Ben Hanstein, Daily Bulldog, Franklin County, ME FARMINGTON – Local businesses and adult education programs are partnering to bring an introductory Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning course to the region. Organizers hope the program can serve as a springboard to additional HVAC training. Currently, there are not enough HVAC technicians to meet the needs of the industry. Meeting with adult… FULL ARTICLE >>
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NORA Moving Forward

As the best winter in years draws to a…
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