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The Inside Story

By Jerry M. Lawson, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief “Everything changes with time. The bluest of blue skies will change with the weather the highest of mountains won’t last forever… you changed in your way and I changed in mine, everything changes with time.” Lyrics by Chuck Lawson. This month our friend Jim Haney announced his retirement. I have known Haney since his years in distribution with GrayBar, Cain & Bultman, Thoben Elron, Distribucon. He had planned to buy… Read More

Carrier and Bryant Announce Winners of Distributors’ Education Foundation Scholarships

Carrier and Bryant have announced the 25 recipients of this year’s Carrier & Bryant Distributors’ Education Foundation scholarships. Scholarship recipients will receive support for the 2019-2020 school year. Carrier and Bryant, world leaders in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, are a part of Carrier, a leading global provider of innovative heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies. “We’re pleased to offer a way to help our contractors prepare… Read More

American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning Unveils 2019 Winners of the Building a Higher Standard Awards

American Standard® Heating & Air Conditioning, a leading provider of long-lasting quality equipment for more than a century, announced the winners of its second annual Building a Higher Standard awards, a prestigious honor recognizing the brand’s best-in-class, independent dealers from across the country. Selected from a field of highly-competitive and deserving nominees, the four 2019 Building a Higher Standard winners exemplify the brand’s core values of integrity, generous community involvement,… Read More

HVACR Student Team Demonstrates Excellence in International Design Competition

A team of Ferris State University Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration program students recently placed third in the 2019 HVAC System Selection competition, organized by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. Annie Vanderstelt, a member of Ferris State University’s team competing in the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers’ 2018 HVAC System Selection competition, participates in the presentation of their entry. The Ferris team of HVACR students finished third… Read More

Neighborly Announces Women in the Trades Scholarship Fall 2019 Recipients

Neighborly®, the world’s largest franchisor of home service brands, has announced the Fall 2019 semester recipients of the company’s Women in the Trades (“WITT”) Scholarship. These latest recipients were each awarded with a $1,500 scholarship that will go toward the pursuit of a degree from an accredited technical or trade school for future service professionals. Dina Dwyer-Owens Launched in 2012 by Neighborly Brand Ambassador Dina Dwyer-Owens, Neighborly’s WITT scholarship program has awarded more than $59,000… Read More

County Veterans and Residents will Receive Complementary Furnace and Plumbing Tune-ups

The 16th Annual Heat and Plumb the County service event will take place Saturday, September 14, to help nearly 50 veterans, senior and disabled residents who do not have the physical or financial means to pay for home repairs. A group of 100 volunteer contractors from the Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors Association of Northeast Ohio (PHCC) and the Greater Cleveland Air Conditioning Contractors Association (ACCA) traveled throughout Cuyahoga County to provide the free furnace tune-ups,… Read More