Terry McIver

Executive Editor,
Contracting Business
Cold Snap: Commercial Refrigeration Expands
Gains in all markets will benefit from users’ desire to increase efficiency, due to the narrow profit margins throughout the food industry.
Growth Strategies That Work
Leading HVAC contractors tell us how they've managed to remain stable and sustain their companies in uncertain times.
Looking Forward: Will Housing Stay Hot? Will Commercial Sector Have Good Luck?
Economist Ken Simonson and leading contractors weigh in on market outlook for 2013, and what's happening in their regions that gives them cause for hope.
Refrigeration Roundtable - Supermarket Managers & Contractors Work Toward Energy Efficiency Goals
Our Third Annual Refrigeration Roundtable — held during Mechanical Systems WEEK, September 28-30, 2012 — was another example of the idea-sharing that exists in the commercial refrigeration industry.
Refrigerant Changes Will Happen; No Need to Rush It!
We always want things done quickly. But with refrigerant changes, there's no need to get all hot and bothered. They're coming in due time.
Quality Team Completes Alternative Refrigeration Project for Supervalu
Source Refrigeration, Hill Phoenix, and others, installed systems using three of the leading refrigerant alternatives in a Supervalu store in Carpinteria, CA.
SMACNA, SMART, Support Building Modernization Act In a joint letter to the U.S. Senate, The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) and the International Association of Sheet Metal, Rail and Transportation (SMART) ...
Source, Hillphoenix Remodel Store with All-Natural Systems
This history making project is Supervalu's showcase project for the Department of Energy's Better Buildings Challenge.
From the Field
Energy monitoring experts utiliVisor, NY, NY, will monitor based commissioning in the Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) service territory throughout the Chicagoland metropolitan region. utiliVisor was formerly known as Utility Programs & Metering
Business Bits
WaterFurnace International, Inc., has initiated its Perfect Choice Savings Event. Until Nov. 30, 2012, homeowners will have a choice between instant rebates up to $2,500 or 0% financing on any of three geothermal packages
With New AC, Gym Class is 'No Sweat
An in-house HVAC team used a multi-split system to bring affordable air conditioning to the gymnasium of a 50-year old school. The plan worked, with cooling results better than anticipated
NATE Celebrates 15 Years of HVAC Certification Excellence
North American Technician Excellence (NATE) is celebrating its 15th Anniversary in 2012 by offering 15% off of all NATE merchandise for the remainder of the year.
Systems & Refrigerants Shape the Future
The transformation of the commercial refrigeration industry continues. Here, ContractingBusiness.com and Supermarket News magazines continue a series based on our Second Annual Refrigeration Roundtable discussions, by refrigeration contractors and supermarket executives. Part 4: New Refrigerants and Refrigeration Systems
Tools of the Trade
For more than 30 years, Baggett Heating & Cooling has helped the people of Clarksville/Montgomery County, TN, come home to comfort. Paul Baggett founded Baggett Heating & Cooling in 1974
From the Field
Consumer awareness of North American Technician Excellence (NATE) continues to grow, and a recent 'Today' Show segment contributed to the ever-increasing numbers of homeowners who understand the importance of working with NATE-certified technicians.

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