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ACCA Conference highlights energy-efficient systems

The conference was held March 17-19 in Nashville, Tenn.
April 22, 2014

The 2014 ACCA Conference included a radiant and hydronics track sponsored by the group’s Radiant & Hydronics Council.


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QSC: Contractors learn to take control and excel in business

The QSC meeting was held Feb. 27-March 1 in Fort Worth, Texas.
April 22, 2014

Plumbing, heating and cooling contractors learned how to “create their own destiny” at the Quality Service Contractors’ Power Meeting XL.


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How heating systems began

I was having a conversation the other day with Mr. Ara Marcus Daniels.
April 22, 2014

We were talking about early heating systems, Ara and I. I had questions and he had answers. When you want to know stuff about how things began, it pays to ask someone who has been dead for a while. Guys like that were there at the start and saw most of it for themselves.


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2014 PHCC scholarship application deadline is May 1

$61,500 in scholarship awards are up for grabs to apprentices, trade school and college students this year.
April 15, 2014

Scholarships are provided through the PHCC Educational Foundation.


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Sloan’s Jim Allen joins MCAA board of directors

His service on the MCAA board of directors runs concurrent to his term as chairman of MCAA’s Manufacturer/Supplier Council executive committee.
April 8, 2014

SLOAN president and CEO adds manufacturer/supplier perspective.


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Xylem’s Bell & Gossett Little Red Schoolhouse announces second quarter training schedule

It’s time to spring into action and engage in continuing education with Bell & Gossett.
April 1, 2014

Sign up for the latest dates for Xylem’s Bell & Gossett Little Red Schoolhouse 2014 seminars.


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Introduction to Mechanical Seals 4-Part webinar series hosted by Hydraulic Institute and Pump Systems Matter

Explore the different types of seals and operating principles, construction and design installation, connections, commissioning, seal environment and failure analysis.
March 24, 2014

Dates available for the Introduction to Mechanical Seals 4-Part Webinar Series.


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Mestek Residential Comfort Group launches website

March 20, 2014

Mestek’s Residential Comfort Group (RCG) recently launched a new website, www.heatingcoolinghomes.com.


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Construction union membership, median weekly wages rise

In 2013, the union membership rate was 11.3%, the same as in 2012, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in late January.
March 17, 2014

The number of wage and salary workers belonging to unions, at 14.5 million, was little different from 2012. In 1983, the first year for which comparable union data is available, the union membership rate was 20.1% and there were 17.7 million union workers.


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Snow didn’t dampen spirits at 2014 AHR Expo

Severe weather in NYC didn’t stop thousands of determined attendees and exhibitors from filling the aisles and booths at the 2014 AHR Expo held at the Javits Convention Center, Jan. 21-23.
March 17, 2014

Despite a storm that dropped 10 in. of snow on New York City and created a state of emergency in parts of New York, the severe weather didn’t stop thousands of determined attendees and exhibitors from filling the aisles and booths at the 2014 AHR Expo held at the Javits Convention Center, Jan. 21-23.


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EVENTS

First PMA Plumbing Heating Cooling Expo

4/24/14
North Georgia Fairgrounds
2245 Callaway Rd.
Marrietta, GA
United States
Contact: Ellen Whitaker

The Plumbing & Mechanical Association of Georgia (PMA) is hosting its first Plumbing Heating Cooling Expo on Thursday, April 24, 2014.

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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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Plumbing and Mechanical

March 2014

2014 March

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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