Contracting Business http://contractingbusiness.com/rss.xml en A Dozen Ways to Keep Your Technicians All Summer Long http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/dozen-ways-keep-your-technicians-all-summer-long <div class="field-byline"> By Matt Michel </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>We&rsquo;re in season and the competition is coming. Not only are they coming for your customers, they&rsquo;re coming for your technicians. Here&rsquo;s how to keep them at bay.</p> <p><br /> <strong>1. Treat Them Well</strong></p></div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/dozen-ways-keep-your-technicians-all-summer-long" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/dozen-ways-keep-your-technicians-all-summer-long#comments Residential HVAC Fri, 27 May 2016 18:04:00 +0000 44601 at http://contractingbusiness.com Nortek Adds No-Coil-Cabinet Variation of M7RL Gas Furnace http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/nortek-adds-no-coil-cabinet-variation-m7rl-gas-furnace <div class="field-byline"> News from NORTEK </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The coil box that can accept evaporator coils up to 25 inches high. This height will accommodate 14 SEER air conditioner coils through 4 ton, and 14 SEER heat pump coils through 3.5 ton.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/nortek-adds-no-coil-cabinet-variation-m7rl-gas-furnace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/nortek-adds-no-coil-cabinet-variation-m7rl-gas-furnace#comments Residential HVAC HVACRDB Fri, 27 May 2016 16:25:00 +0000 44591 at http://contractingbusiness.com Small Company, Amazing Team! http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/small-company-amazing-team <div class="node-body article-body">The better you select great candidates who fit into the culture and vision of your HVACR or plumbing company, the more successful your company will be. You have a lot to offer the right candidate!</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/small-company-amazing-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/small-company-amazing-team#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC HVACRDB Gold Fri, 27 May 2016 14:45:00 +0000 44571 at http://contractingbusiness.com The Process of Planning http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/process-planning <div class="node-body article-body">Understanding the process of planning allows you to overcome the worst of times and get back on track.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/process-planning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/process-planning#comments Residential HVAC Thu, 26 May 2016 19:04:00 +0000 44531 at http://contractingbusiness.com Water-cooled Chiller, Variable Speed Compressors Bring 5-Star Comfort to Movie Theater http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/water-cooled-chiller-variable-speed-compressors-bring-5-star-comfort-movie-theater <div class="node-body article-body">The theater personnel worked with Los Angeles-based Air Treatment Corporation to install a Multistack MagLev™ water-cooled centrifugal chiller that uses Danfoss Turbocor oil-free, variable speed, magnetic bearing compressors. </div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/water-cooled-chiller-variable-speed-compressors-bring-5-star-comfort-movie-theater" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/water-cooled-chiller-variable-speed-compressors-bring-5-star-comfort-movie-theater#comments Commercial HVAC Thu, 26 May 2016 17:22:00 +0000 44521 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>The engineer suggested replacing the screw chillers with a standard, water-cooled centrifugal chiller and replacing the evaporative condensers with cooling towers. Ten- or 12-in. diameter piping and pumps would circulate condenser water from the basement to the rooftop.</p> Kay Jewelers Pavilion is one of the most Energy Efficient Hospitals in Ohio http://contractingbusiness.com/around-web/kay-jewelers-pavilion-one-most-energy-efficient-hospitals-ohio <div class="node-body article-body">Akron Children&rsquo;s Hospital&rsquo;s Kay Pavilion is operating as one of the most energy efficient hospitals in Ohio.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/around-web/kay-jewelers-pavilion-one-most-energy-efficient-hospitals-ohio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/around-web/kay-jewelers-pavilion-one-most-energy-efficient-hospitals-ohio#comments Around the Web Wed, 25 May 2016 19:16:00 +0000 44211 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Akron Children&rsquo;s Hospital&rsquo;s Kay Pavilion.</p> Testo Enters HVAC Electrical Market http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/testo-enters-hvac-electrical-market <div class="field-byline"> News from Testo </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Sources say these unique technologies from Testo mean HVAC technicians can measure electrical measurement parameters more easily and reliably than ever before. Launching on July 1.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/testo-enters-hvac-electrical-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/testo-enters-hvac-electrical-market#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC HVACRDB Wed, 25 May 2016 18:53:00 +0000 44201 at http://contractingbusiness.com Calendar of HVACR Training and Education Events http://contractingbusiness.com/around-web/calendar-hvacr-training-and-education-events <div class="node-body article-body">Are you looking to expand your knowledge and/or sharpen your skills in a particular area of HVACR? Do you have certification requirements you need to meet? Here is a list of upcoming industry education and training events. </div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/around-web/calendar-hvacr-training-and-education-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/around-web/calendar-hvacr-training-and-education-events#comments Around the Web Wed, 25 May 2016 17:03:00 +0000 44221 at http://contractingbusiness.com Improved Imaging with Klein Tools Dual-Laser Infrared Thermometer. WATCH THIS VIDEO http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/improved-imaging-klein-tools-dual-laser-infrared-thermometer-watch-video <div class="field-byline"> News from Klein Tools </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Klein Tools IR5 features dual-lasers that use a tight 12:1 distance-to-spot ratio, for accurate measuring of temperatures between -22F and 752F. </div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/improved-imaging-klein-tools-dual-laser-infrared-thermometer-watch-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/improved-imaging-klein-tools-dual-laser-infrared-thermometer-watch-video#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Wed, 25 May 2016 13:09:00 +0000 44181 at http://contractingbusiness.com COVERWALL: 1984 http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/coverwall-1984 <div class="node-body gallery-body">This was the year we changed our name to Contracting Business. Enjoy this look back at the topics we jumped into in 1984. </div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/coverwall-1984" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/coverwall-1984#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Tue, 24 May 2016 17:46:00 +0000 43921 at http://contractingbusiness.com Laars Mascot ST Condensing Tankless Water Heater http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/laars-mascot-st-condensing-tankless-water-heater <div class="field-byline"> News from Laars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The natural gas or LP-fired Laars Mascot ST offers an ultra-high 0.96 EF (energy factor) efficient stainless steel heat exchanger, and full 10:1 modulation.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/laars-mascot-st-condensing-tankless-water-heater" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/laars-mascot-st-condensing-tankless-water-heater#comments Residential HVAC Tue, 24 May 2016 17:20:00 +0000 44101 at http://contractingbusiness.com Noritz Revamps PROCard Incentive Program http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/noritz-revamps-procard-incentive-program <div class="field-byline"> News from Noritz </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Noritz PROCard program now goes beyond rebates-for-purchases, to offer a robust lead-generation service for plumbing and HVAC contractors.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/noritz-revamps-procard-incentive-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/noritz-revamps-procard-incentive-program#comments Residential HVAC Tue, 24 May 2016 16:53:00 +0000 44091 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>A homeowner contacting Noritz online or by phone will have the option of selecting one or more installers on the brand&rsquo;s website. Contractors will be listed according to their Noritz Power Rankings, which will reflect the depth of their involvement with the brand, its products and programs.<br /> &nbsp;</p> Simplified BAS Solutions are Feasible and Cost-Effective for Smaller Commercial Buildings http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/simplified-bas-solutions-are-feasible-and-cost-effective-smaller-commercial-building <div class="field-byline"> by Melissa Schumann </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Building automation provides an ongoing connection and visibility to how the building and its systems are performing — for both building owners and contractors. </div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/simplified-bas-solutions-are-feasible-and-cost-effective-smaller-commercial-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/simplified-bas-solutions-are-feasible-and-cost-effective-smaller-commercial-building#comments Commercial HVAC Tue, 24 May 2016 15:07:00 +0000 44081 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Utilizing wireless communication technology with a simplified BAS solution can shorten the installation cycle and help keep projects on track and on budget.</p> Three Models for New Danfoss Refrigeration Control http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/three-models-new-danfoss-refrigeration-control <div class="field-byline"> News from Danfoss </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Each Danfoss KPU 19 refrigeration control comes with an optional screw-mounted knob for applications that require end-user adjustment. </div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/three-models-new-danfoss-refrigeration-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/three-models-new-danfoss-refrigeration-control#comments Refrigeration HVACRDB Tue, 24 May 2016 13:11:00 +0000 44071 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>The KPU 19 control includes an adhesive dial cover that can completely conceal the dial, preventing end-users from being able to adjust the control without removing the entire control cover.</p> New Inspection Camera from Milwaukee Tool http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/new-inspection-camera-milwaukee-tool <div class="field-byline"> News from Milwaukee Tool </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The M12 M-SPECTOR FLEX System is the only camera system on the market with a 9-foot cable, giving users extended reach without the need for extensions.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/new-inspection-camera-milwaukee-tool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/new-inspection-camera-milwaukee-tool#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC HVACRDB Mon, 23 May 2016 15:54:00 +0000 44001 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>A wireless 3.5-in. LCD display screen allows users to comfortably view images in any position from up-to-15 feet away. <em>Milwaukee Tool</em></p> Goettl Air Conditioning Acquires Moore Air Conditioning http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/goettl-air-conditioning-acquires-moore-air-conditioning <div class="field-deck"> HVAC Entrepreneur Ken Goodrich plans to add 100+ more jobs in Las Vegas over the next 12 months </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Goettls’ purchase of Moore Air Conditioning is adding 300+ years of technical expertise to the Goettl Team.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/goettl-air-conditioning-acquires-moore-air-conditioning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/goettl-air-conditioning-acquires-moore-air-conditioning#comments Residential HVAC Fri, 20 May 2016 18:52:00 +0000 43961 at http://contractingbusiness.com Danfoss joins energy efficiency leaders at 2016 EE Global Forum http://contractingbusiness.com/industry-events/danfoss-joins-energy-efficiency-leaders-2016-ee-global-forum <div class="field-deck"> Danfoss underscores importance of connectivity and whole building systems as key to doubling energy productivity </div> <div class="node-body article-body">At the ninth annual EE Global Forum Danfoss joined with the Alliance to Save Energy and nearly 500 energy-efficiency industry leaders from around the world.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/industry-events/danfoss-joins-energy-efficiency-leaders-2016-ee-global-forum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/industry-events/danfoss-joins-energy-efficiency-leaders-2016-ee-global-forum#comments Industry Events Thu, 19 May 2016 19:01:00 +0000 43931 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>John Galyen, president, Danfoss North America, participates in a plenary panel at the 2016 Energy Efficiency Global Forum alongside Dr. Fatih Birol, executive director, International Energy Agency; Kateri Callahan, president, Alliance to Save Energy; Mark Kenber, CEO, The Climate Group; and Rachel Kyte, CEO, Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All), to discuss international efforts to advance energy efficiency and double energy productivity.</p> Don’t Discard Those Manual Test Instruments Yet! http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/don-t-discard-those-manual-test-instruments-yet <div class="field-byline"> by Dominick Guarino </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Are we becoming too dependent on electronic HVACR instruments doing our thinking for us? </div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/don-t-discard-those-manual-test-instruments-yet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/don-t-discard-those-manual-test-instruments-yet#comments Residential HVAC Gold Thu, 19 May 2016 13:36:00 +0000 43891 at http://contractingbusiness.com Dussault Mechanical Wins RectorSeal Promotion http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/dussault-mechanical-wins-rectorseal-promotion <div class="field-byline"> News from RectorSeal </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="http://www.rectorseal.com" target="_blank" title="RectorSeal"><strong>RectorSeal Corp.</strong></a>, Houston, a leading manufacturer of HVACR products and accessories, presented Michael Clarke, president of HVAC contractor Dussault Mechanical Services, Hudson, N.H., with an i-Pad Mini 3 tablet on May 10, for winning RectorSeal&#39;s <a href="http://www.aspenpumps.com/" target="_blank" title="Aspen Pumps"><strong>Aspen Pumps</strong></a> Golden Ticket promotion.</p></div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/dussault-mechanical-wins-rectorseal-promotion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/dussault-mechanical-wins-rectorseal-promotion#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Wed, 18 May 2016 19:29:00 +0000 43871 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Michael Clarke, right, president of&nbsp; HVAC contractor, Dussault Mechanical Services, Hudson, N.H., receives his Golden Ticket award, an i-Pad Mini 3 from Robert Forbes, partner, Gimper Forbes LLC., Edison, N.J., RectorSeal&#39;s New England territory manufacturer&#39;s representative.</p> <p>Clarke found the Golden Ticket in a Mini White Series Aspen Pump package he purchased from HVACR distributor Homans Associates, Wilmington, Mass. In the background is the 150-unit Cambridge, Mass.--based multi-family housing complex where Dussault recently installed 410 Aspen Mini White Series pumps on newly-installed Mitsubishi minisplit air conditioner evaporators.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Multiply the Value of Training …Try Retraining http://contractingbusiness.com/service/multiply-value-training-try-retraining <div class="field-byline"> by Rob &#039;Doc&#039; Falke </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Implementing what you learn at a training event can be a real challenge. Let's take a look at how to multiply the value of your training by sharing what you learned with others in your company. </div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/multiply-value-training-try-retraining" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/multiply-value-training-try-retraining#comments Service Wed, 18 May 2016 19:04:00 +0000 43861 at http://contractingbusiness.com Taco Awarded U.S. Department of Commerce 'E' Award for Export Activity http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/taco-awarded-us-department-commerce-e-award-export-activity <div class="field-byline"> News from Taco </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The President’s “E” Award, now in its 54th year, is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports. </div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/taco-awarded-us-department-commerce-e-award-export-activity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/taco-awarded-us-department-commerce-e-award-export-activity#comments Commercial HVAC Wed, 18 May 2016 18:06:00 +0000 43851 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>John Hazen White, Jr., Chairman and CEO of Taco Comfort Solutions holds the U.S. Department of Commerce &ldquo;E&rdquo; Award at Monday&rsquo;s ceremony in Washington, D.C. With him are Wil VandeWiel, Taco chief operating officer; Rhode Island Congressman James Langevin; and Penny Pritzker, U.S. Secretary of Commerce.<br /> &nbsp;</p> Taco Fujitsu Launches 5-Zone Split System http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/fujitsu-launches-5-zone-split-system <div class="field-byline"> News from Fujitsu </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Contractors can select a combination of wall mounted, slim duct, compact cassette or floor mount type indoor units in a variety of BTU/h sizes. </div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/fujitsu-launches-5-zone-split-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/fujitsu-launches-5-zone-split-system#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Wed, 18 May 2016 17:53:00 +0000 43841 at http://contractingbusiness.com Taco Expands iWorX Building Automation Platform http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/taco-expands-iworx-building-automation-platform <div class="field-byline"> News from Taco </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A tablet, PC or smart phone now acts as the local control interface for monitoring, system diagnostics and the new graphics. </div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/taco-expands-iworx-building-automation-platform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/taco-expands-iworx-building-automation-platform#comments Commercial HVAC HVACRDB Wed, 18 May 2016 17:40:00 +0000 43831 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Taco iWorx provides building owners with custom integration and dramatically reduced installed cost.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Taco 5 Keys About Air Conditioning Replacement http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/5-keys-about-air-conditioning-replacement <div class="field-byline"> Tom Casey, Jr. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Here's what you should say to customers when discussion the "repair or replace" option for older air conditioning systems.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/5-keys-about-air-conditioning-replacement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/5-keys-about-air-conditioning-replacement#comments Residential HVAC Tue, 17 May 2016 19:34:00 +0000 43761 at http://contractingbusiness.com Preparing for Success http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/preparing-success <div class="node-body gallery-body">Use this five-step process to evaluate current strategy, assess strengths and weakness, examine the competition, and respond accordingly.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/preparing-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/preparing-success#comments Residential HVAC HVACRDB Gold Tue, 17 May 2016 16:22:00 +0000 43701 at http://contractingbusiness.com NAW Posts Legal Brief on Potential Fraud Implications with Phony Pass-through DBE Companies http://contractingbusiness.com/hvacrdb/naw-posts-legal-brief-potential-fraud-implications-phony-pass-through-dbe-companies <div class="node-body article-body">Criminal Disadvantaged Business Enterprises fraud cases involving a pass-through DBE prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office have resulted in prison sentences.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/hvacrdb/naw-posts-legal-brief-potential-fraud-implications-phony-pass-through-dbe-companies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/hvacrdb/naw-posts-legal-brief-potential-fraud-implications-phony-pass-through-dbe-companies#comments HVACRDB Tue, 17 May 2016 15:44:00 +0000 43681 at http://contractingbusiness.com Hein Electric Supply Moves Headquarters http://contractingbusiness.com/hvacrdb/hein-electric-supply-moves-headquarters <div class="node-body article-body"><p><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Helvetica">Hein Electric Supply has moved its corporate offices and main service center to a new facility in West Allis, Wis., &nbsp;at 2030 South 116<sup>th</sup> Street.&nbsp; The larger building enhances Hein Electric Supply&rsquo;s market presence and allows associates to provide greater customer and project support.&nbsp; With over 30,000 square feet of additional space, the West Allis location includes a 2,500 square foot showroom, about 20,000 square feet of office space, and almost 50,000 square feet of warehousing capacity.</span></p></div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/hvacrdb/hein-electric-supply-moves-headquarters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/hvacrdb/hein-electric-supply-moves-headquarters#comments HVACRDB Tue, 17 May 2016 15:35:00 +0000 43671 at http://contractingbusiness.com 100 Marketing Tips that Really Work for Distributors http://contractingbusiness.com/hvacrdb/100-marketing-tips-really-work-distributors <div class="field-byline"> Jim Lucy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Read this article for a few new ideas that you can integrate into your distribution company’s marketing strategies.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/hvacrdb/100-marketing-tips-really-work-distributors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/hvacrdb/100-marketing-tips-really-work-distributors#comments HVACRDB Tue, 17 May 2016 15:20:00 +0000 43661 at http://contractingbusiness.com Business Owners' Webinar by Mike Agugliaro: Work Less, Make More http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/business-owners-webinar-mike-agugliaro-work-less-make-more <div class="node-body article-body">"I want to help other home service business owners get off the hamster wheel to work less, make more money and love their work again," Agugliaro said.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/business-owners-webinar-mike-agugliaro-work-less-make-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/business-owners-webinar-mike-agugliaro-work-less-make-more#comments Residential HVAC Tue, 17 May 2016 14:45:00 +0000 43651 at http://contractingbusiness.com Samsung HVAC Roadshow Makes a Stop at Home http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/samsung-hvac-roadshow-makes-stop-home <div class="node-body article-body">For the Texas leg of the nationwide tour, the 53-ft. trailer made a stop at Samsung HVAC&rsquo;s headquarters in Roanoke.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/samsung-hvac-roadshow-makes-stop-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/samsung-hvac-roadshow-makes-stop-home#comments Residential HVAC Mon, 16 May 2016 19:25:00 +0000 43641 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Samsung HVAC employees and the Roadshow team welcomed a large group of contractors to Samsung&#39;s Roanoke, Tex. headquarters.</p>