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Inside Notes

I’m Curtis Parrott, Director of the Georgia paper for the last twenty years. At 60, I’ve actually been working off and on for the newspaper since I was 14 years old. For 18 years I was in law enforcement serving both as a deputy sheriff and police officer as an investigator. After our friend Howard’s recent death, my son Christopher came along to help when his hitch in the Army was up. He was honorably… Read More

Inside Notes

I just got back from the 2018 AHR Expo convention in Chicago. It was a smooth trip and the weather wasn’t as horrible as it’s been in my past travels to the windy city. With more than 72,000 registered attendee and exhibitor personnel coming from all 50 states and 150 countries and over 530,000 square feet of exhibits, the 2018 AHR Expo in Chicago was the largest in the 88-year history of the Show. Georgia… Read More

Between the Lines: Work Attitude

By Fred Martel Are you a productive person? Do you have employees who could be more productive? Work attitudes can determine whether the answer to these questions is yes or no. American workers, unlike their European counterparts often seem to operate under the premise that they are always looking for the next best deal. The notion that one should at least act as though he or she loves their job seems to be lost in… Read More

From the Outside In

By Jim Haney Happy 2018 and get ready for business as it used to be. I myself welcome all the crumbs of money our President throws our way. Optimism reigns. Jim Haney The economic environment for HVACR demand seems to be very good. Consumer confidence is high, and stories of homes selling quickly are common. Employment growth persists, and wages are improving. This Goldilocks scenario is very similar to the high points from last year… Read More