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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

Zoom and Teams

By Peter Montana, Florida HVAC Insider Editor  I’m a newcomer to video conferencing and am pleased to say that I’ve enjoyed the sessions I’ve participated in. I’m not speaking about webinars, video instruction, and one-on-one meetings which have their own strengths, but group meetings where there is a back and forth of ideas and interaction between multiple individuals. I sat in on the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association (RACCA), Tampa region, video conference on… Read More

PBACCA, RACCA, SFACA and SWACCA Install 2020 Boards of Directors

PBACCA Contributed by Pam Ripple, PBACCA Executive Director The Palm Beach Air Conditioning Contractors Association (PBACCA) celebrated the installation of the 2020 Officers and Directors’ on January 11th with a wonderful cocktail hour and dinner at Benvenuto’s in Boynton Beach. More than 60 members of PBACCA enjoyed fabulous food, great company, and entertainment by The Promises, which was sponsored by Federated Insurance. The installation began with an open bar, appetizers and socializing compliments of Al… Read More

RACCA Appoints New Executive Director

The Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association (RACCA) of Tampa Bay has announced the appointment of Missy Cook of CookLynn LLC as Executive Director to manage their day-to-day affairs, accounting, records-keeping and event planning. She is joined by Administrative Assistant Darla Bismarck. Former RACCA Executive Director Keane Bismarck has been retained as a consultant by CookLynn. Keane is currently RACCA Apprenticeship Program Administrator. RACCA Executive Director Missy Cook. Missy, Darla and Keane were introduced to… Read More

RACCA Hosts Clearwater Threshers Baseball Party

The Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association (RACCA) Tampa Bay area hosted members and guests to a Clearwater Threshers baseball game at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, FL on August 3, 2019. Ryan and Tami Connors, Rick Rhodes, Debby Huettig, The Great Eddie Jessee, Haydyn and Billy Denny of Air Associates. Tickets included seating at the Big Shark Café featuring “all you can eat and drink” hot dogs, slider burgers, BBQ pulled chicken, black beans and… Read More
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