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HB McClure Company Announces Recent Mergers

HB McClure Company, LLC, a Harrisburg-based heating, plumbing, and electrical service provider, has announced two recent mergers. Accu-Aire Mechanical Services, Inc., a Lancaster-based commercial HVAC contractor, and its engineering division, MMG Engineering LLC, have joined the company’s growing team. And, BBEC, Inc., a Mechanicsburg, PA-based electrical contractor, has also joined the company’s team. According to Jim Saussaman, president of HB McClure, the merger with Accu-Aire is a big step in the company’s long-term growth strategy. Read More
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Just Ramblin’: Holidays in November

By Art Penchansky Of course, the most well-known and popular holiday in November is Thanksgiving Day, that’s a given. In school we learned that the first such holiday was observed in October of 1621 after the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock in 1620, with the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians sitting down to a meal of free-range turkey, squash and corn. It was made a national holiday by our first president, George W. This is… Read More
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American Standard Announces 2018 Building a Higher Standard Dealer and Distributor Award Winners

American Standard® Heating & Air Conditioning, a leading provider of indoor comfort solutions and services, and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, announced today the 2018 winners of the Building a Higher Standard awards for commitment to customers, employees and their communities. American Standard launched the awards program this year to recognize independent HVAC dealers across the country for exemplifying the brand’s core values, including integrity, community involvement, teamwork, and a focus on continuous improvement in… Read More
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YORK Support of Military Veterans Featured on TV Series

The YORK® brand of Johnson Controls in partnership with Building Homes for Heroes (BHH) was featured on an episode of the TV series, Live Life Forward, which features organizations and individuals who the program recognizes as changing the world one step at a time. Gold Star Wife, Natasha De Alencar and her children tour the amenities of their new home including the YORK Affinity Series heating and air conditioning system. The episode, titled “A Home… Read More
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Fire, Smoke and Radiation Damper Installation Guide for HVAC

Since SMACNA published the first edition of the “Fire, Smoke and Radiation Damper Installation for HVAC Systems” many changes have occurred in concepts of fire protection. Emphasis on use of duct systems in engineered smoke control modes as outlined in ASHRAE and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) publications is now a key consideration for HVAC system engineers. Such concepts depart from the traditional practice of automatic shutdown of duct systems and create new perspectives on… Read More
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Safety Corner

By Greg Wharton As the economy improves, odd as it may sound, many of the most experienced construction professionals are taking on more responsibilities in addition to their normal duties. This may mean daily body movements that they are not used to, increasing their risk of injury. This aspect of a job should not be overlooked. SMACNA members should be aware of these ergonomic issues, and the need to consider these risks in their supervisory… Read More
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