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Nexstar Meeting Spotlights Personal, Business Growth

June 7, 2006
Personal and business growth was the focus of a two-day Nexstar workshop March 24-25 on Hilton Head Island, S.C. “A Future of Choice” was the first Owners' Spotlight Series presented by the group. The purpose was to give business owners tools and resources to navigate the highways of life - growing business and personal wealth in order to transition to retirement.
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2006 Radiant Heating Report<br><br>The Radiant Heat Market

June 2, 2006
Despite challenges within the industry, there are still opportunities for contractors to make a profit with radiant heat.
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<i>PM</i> Installation Survey: High Velocity Air Conditioning

June 1, 2006
Retrofits in older homes are ideal for these cooling systems.
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Remodeling: The New Trend

May 1, 2006
With housing starts beginning to slow down, home remodeling is becoming more popular. It's estimated that homeowners spent $210 billion on residential remodeling last year, a 5.8 percent increase from 2004.
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OIL HEAT CARES - Special Supplement for Plumbing & Mechanical<p>In The Beginning

April 4, 2006
It all started with a conversation. A conversation between Dan Holohan, hydronics guy extraordinaire, and Judy Garber, executive administrator of the National Association of Oil Heat Service Managers. A conversation about how to help people in need get heat for the winter.
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QSC Meeting Stresses Succession, Retirement Planning

April 1, 2006
Transforming a business from “good to great,” working with family members in a business, recruiting and hiring people, succession planning, selling a business, retirement planning, personal finances - all were topics discussed at the Quality Service Contractors' latest Power Meeting held Feb. 23-25, St. Pete Beach, Fla., where retirement and la dolce vita may have crossed some members' minds.
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California To Conduct Environmental, Safety Tests On CPVC

March 7, 2006
The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) announced Jan. 11 that it would conduct environmental and safety tests before approving the widespread use of chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) pipe in the state.
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A New Use For Cell Phones

March 7, 2006
Cell phones. They're with us all the time. And we use them all the time to talk … to co-workers, to family, to friends, to the cable guy, to the doctor, to the kids' teachers, etc. We can text-message on them, or take photos, or play games. But did you ever think you could use cell phones to pinpoint where your techs are, or have them quickly and safely process credit cards onsite?
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CCA Members Think Lean

November 1, 2005
Think of it as a diet for your company. That's the thought behind “lean construction” - eliminating waste and wasteful practices from your business - and the subject of the keynote presentation at the Fall 2005 Construction Contractors Alliance meeting, Oct. 12-14, Atlanta.
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Women In HVACR Convenes Second Meeting

November 1, 2005
Nashville, Tenn., was the location for the second Women In HVACR conference, Sept. 13-14. The conference kicked off with a cocktail reception, then launched into a full day of educational seminars and speakers.
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BNP Media's Plumbing Group Visits Grundfos North American Headquarters

BNP Media’s Plumbing Group, comprised of the Plumbing & Mechanical, Supply House Times, PM Engineer (pme) and Reeves Journal brands, recently visited Grundfos’ new North American headquarters building in the western Chicago suburb of Downers Grove, Ill.


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In the March issue of Plumbing & Mechanical, read about the 'living in place' movement and learn how to make your space stylish and comfortable. PM catches up with MCAA president Chuck Fell and spoke with him about his goals for the year. Also in this issue, see the top products of 2013, see who is the March Truck of the Month, and read the latest Tool Tips.
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