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SWACCA Starts Up Regular Monthly Program Meetings

After a long spell of scheduling and then rescheduling program meetings, SWACCA’s Board finally felt the time was right to restart monthly in-person programming. To date, the meetings have been successful in number of attendees and following COVID safety practices indicating contractors were ready for non-Zoom networking. Mike Antonucci, SWACCA President, welcoming members back. The first meeting was August 4 held at the Veteran’s Museum in Cape Coral. The location offered plenty of room for… Read More

Ferguson Hosts Manual J,D,S Workshop

The Tampa Ferguson HVAC Branch hosted an ACCA Manual J,D,S workshop at their new training facility in September. The workshop was developed and taught by Bob Volin with Air Design Concepts and managed by Cheryl Harris with CRG, Inc. It covered the basics of performing load calculations, equipment selection and duct design. Jeremy Barnes, Ferguson HVAC General Manager, stated the company was pleased to be able to facilitate training of this quality and to further… Read More

NFACCA Holds 2020 Fall Golf Classic

The North Florida Air Conditioning Contractors Association (NFACCA) held their 2020 Fall Golf Classic at the Blue Sky Golf Club on September 18, 2020. The club set up a private room and a picnic area to accommodate the awards ceremony and boxed lunch while following COVID-19 safety protocols. The 1st Place Lega Shield team: David Shriver, Danny Lewis, Bill Grison and Brady Hillenbacher. Additional entertainment was provided by the Bosch/McAllister Group at their mobile demonstration… Read More

NFACCA Provides Members with Industry Check-In

The North Florida Air Conditioning Contractors Association (NFACCA) provided members with an “Industry Check-in” during their general meeting held on October 8, 2020 at the Edward Ball Building City of Jacksonville offices. FRACCA lobbyist Clayton Osteen of Cotney Construction Lobbying. Florida Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association (FRACCA) President Rick Sims presented “HVAC Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap” illustrating some of the shoddy installations found around the state and FRACCA lobbyist Clayton Osteen of Cotney… Read More

NFACCA and Duval Ford Present ECM Motors Tech Night

Steve Masters of Nidec Motor Corporation conducting the class. Steve Masters, Nidec Motor Corporation Business Development & Training Manager for the Florida market presented North Florida Air Conditioning Contractors Association (NFACCA) Tech Night ECM motors training hosted by Duval Ford in Jacksonville on September 8, 2020. Steve covered a lot of material during the class, including ECM motor technologies; troubleshooting electronic modules; electric motor basics and applications; induction motor types and parts; motor nameplates and… Read More

From the Inside

While riding down the street the other day, I tuned the radio in on the Senate hearing on President Trump’s nomination for the Supreme Court vacancy. My understanding was 30 or 40 Senators would have 30 minutes each to question the candidate on her convictions when making decisions on cases that reach this top Court. I listened for a while to several of the Senators before turning to another station. The hearing, it seems to… Read More
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