Excellence Alliance, at its annual Excellence Leaders meeting Oct. 17-19, named C.W. Suter & Son of Sioux City, Iowa, its 2002 Mechanical Contractor of the Year, as well as the Midwest Region winner. Regional awards were given to Hughes Environmental Engineering of Montvale, N.J. (Northeast Region); CHC Mechanical Contractors of Cookeville, Tenn. (Southeast Region); Scottco Mechanical Contractors of Amarillo, Texas (Southwest Region); and Air Systems Engineering of Tacoma, Wash. (Western Region).

In other news, the Excellence Alliance Foundation and EAI member Bonfe's Plumbing, Heating & Air Service Inc. awarded $1,000 scholarships to Adam Matzek and Jacob Niebur at Minnesota State Southeast Technical College.