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RACCA Honors Greg Hatfield with Inaugural Legacy Award

The Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association (RACCA), Tampa Bay, presented Greg Hatfield with their 2021 Legacy Award on August 26, 2021. The Legacy Award is a new way of giving recognition to retired or retiring individuals who have meant a great deal to RACCA and the local HVACR industry. It is anticipated that other awards will be presented, possibly at the annual RACCA Installation banquet. Inaugural RACCA Legacy Award recipient Greg Hatfield Past RACCA… Read More

RACCA Apprenticeship Program Begins Registration for the Start of 26th Year, PTC Secures Significant Grant

According to Keane Bismarck, Apprenticeship Program Administrator for the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association (RACCA), the program is now accepting applications for the 2021/2022 classroom year. The 25 year old program serves Participating Employers and their Apprentices in Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas Counties. The Association offers 2 side by side, four-year programs in Heating and Air Conditioning and Commercial Refrigeration. Classes are scheduled to begin on September 7, 2021 and run through mid April… Read More

RACCA Apprenticeship Program Recognizes 2021 Journeyman and Refrigeration Class Graduates

The Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association, Tampa Bay (RACCA) Apprenticeship Program recognized the 2021 Journeyman graduates during a limited-attendance gathering at the Pinellas Technical College Clearwater campus on May 19, 2021. Completers of the fifth-year commercial refrigeration class, apprentices of the year and those with perfect attendance were also recognized. Twenty-four Journeymen graduated from the 4-year Heating and Air Conditioning Installer/Servicer program and there were eight completers of the 5-year Refrigeration Mechanic program this… Read More

RACCA Hosts Virtual 2020 Awards Meeting

The Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association (RACCA) of Tampa Bay hosted a Zoom meeting on the evening of January 28, 2021 to recognize their 2020 Awards recipients, the 54th occurrence of the annual event. 2020 CJ Dillard Award recipient Paula DeSantis-Tarris accepts the award from 2020-2021 RACCA President Bryan Wade. Outgoing President Bryan Wade presented the following awards: The 2020 President’s Award of Excellence for an Associate member individual to Stella Valitutto of CFO… Read More

RACCA Apprenticeship Program Recognizes 2020 Journeyman Graduates

The Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association, Tampa Bay (RACCA) recognized the 2020 Journeyman graduates at a banquet held July 16, 2020 at Banquet Masters in Clearwater, FL. Completers of the fifth-year commercial refrigeration class, apprentices of the year and those with perfect attendance were also recognized. Thirteen Journeymen graduated from the 4-year Heating and Air Conditioning Installer/Servicer program and there were nine completers of the 5-year Refrigeration Mechanic program this year. 2020 HVAC Insider… Read More

RACCA Hosts 2020 Sporting Clays Tournament

The Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association (RACCA) of Tampa Bay hosted their 2020 Sporting Clays Tournament on May 30 at the Tampa Bay Sporting Clays facility in Land O’Lakes, FL. Over 70 shooters enjoyed the event, which started with a safety meeting at 8:45 a.m. with the competition running from 9 a.m. until noon. Pamlico Air President Charlie Kwiatkowski, High Purity Division COO Shawn Windley, Lakes Wales Human Resources Manager Melissa Muñoz, Lake Wales… Read More