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Air Conditioning Contractors of America Members Contribute Significant Number of Mercury Containing Thermostats to TRC Recycling Efforts

A recent review by the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) shows that its members are some of the nation’s top recyclers of mercury containing thermostats that are included in the Thermostat Recycling Corp.’s (TRC) collection efforts. Ryan Kiscaden, TRC Executive Director TRC maintains a network of more than 3,600 collection sites nationwide. “We are both pleased and impressed with the ACCA members who demonstrated best practices by removing and safely recycling mercury containing thermostats… Read More

Rees Scholarship Foundation Awards $65,000 to Aid Aspiring HVACR Technicians

The Clifford H. “Ted” Rees, Jr. Scholarship Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), and the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), announced on January 10, 2019, scholarship awards totaling $65,000 to 39 students, including five military veteran program recipients, studying to become technicians in the HVACR and water heating industry. Stephen Yurek “We are pleased to award scholarships to these qualified and dedicated students and veterans, and we… Read More

HVAC RepCo Appointed as Manufacturer’s Rep for MRCOOL

HVAC RepCo has signed an agreement to represent MRCOOL’s state-of-the-art Ductless Mini-Split air-conditioners, Heat Pumps, PTACs, Package A/C and Gas, and their new DC Inverter Condenser (slated for a March 2019 release) in in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. (L-R) Larry Sandlin and Tom McCrory of HVAC RepCo recently visited MRCOOL’s headquarters in Hickory, Kentucky. “We are excited to represent… Read More

Ruskin Invests $2.2 Million for R&D Lab Expansion in Grandview, Missouri

Ruskin®, a leading manufacturer of air control solutions, is doubling the size of its research and development center in Grandview, Missouri. The expansion will focus on new product innovation, testing standards and cost-saving improvements for louvers, control dampers, life safety dampers, sound control and air measurement technologies. The expansion is scheduled for completion in late December. Ruskin® is doubling the size of its research and development center in Grandview, Missouri, to support new product innovation,… Read More

Omaha-Based Contractor Joins Synergy Solution Group

Synergy Solution Group, a network of the industry’s best commercial HVAC contractors, is excited to announce its newest member is Prairie Mechanical (Omaha, Neb.). Left to right: Tom Barker (Guardian Environmental Services), Julie Bishop (Synergy), Allison Rodgers (Synergy), Tracy Henke (Prairie Mechanical), Dale Drent (Baker Group), Pat Kealy (Prairie Mechanical), and Brett Lundin (Prairie Mechanical). Synergy along with two of its members traveled to Omaha in September to meet the Prairie Mechanical team in person,… Read More

Grundfos Opens New Facility in Lenexa, Kansas

On October 1, Grundfos officially opened a new office in Lenexa, Kansas. This facility replaces Grundfos’ office in Olathe, Kansas. In keeping with Grundfos’ focus on sustainability, the new office features a number efficient features, including LED lighting, a Grundfos Engineered System (GES) pump house to maintain water level in an on-site pond and provide supplemental heat to the lobby via geothermal loop. Additionally, the energy efficient HVAC system is powered by Grundfos’ Hydro MPC… Read More