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Manufacturers, Efficiency Groups Praise Largest Energy-Saving Standards Ever Issued

Energy efficiency standards issued recently for rooftop air conditioners and heat pumps–which represent the largest energy and pollution savings of any rule ever issued by the Department of Energy– will benefit businesses, manufacturers, and the environment, according to four of the organizations that participated in the negotiations leading to the announcement. The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute representing HVACR and water ...

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MA Oilburner Code Seminar

Complete course on the NEW Massachusetts Oil Burner Amendments to NFPA 1. This course is technically oriented and reviews the regulation from the standpoint of an inspector and an installer who wish to conform to all applicable requirements. Features work-arounds and methods that provide for Code Compliance, operating safety and proper operation and is ideal for both apprentices and senior ...

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Ignition Systems – One More Time?


by George Lanthier* This is a second update on the fifth article I ever wrote back in January of 1992 and updated again in 2000. We missed a 10-year update in 2010, so here goes. One of the things that all of us have heard is that they don’t build ignition transformers like they used too. In the past it ...

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U.S. Boiler Company Announces Partnership with URELL Inc.

U.S. Boiler Company has announced a strategic partnership with URELL, Inc. of Watertown, Mass. Effective December 1, URELL will represent U.S. Boiler Company and the Burnham brand in the six New England states and Upstate New York. URELL will also represent other companies in the Burnham Holdings group, including Burnham Commercial and Thermal Solutions. Founded in 1949, URELL has a ...

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Coralie Bailly Joins SUNTEC


Coralie Bailly, a French mechanical engineer recently graduate joined SUNTEC Industries as a sales engineer in September. As part of her position, she will offer SUNTEC customers service support for new applications. She is also working on promoting new and existing products for industrial applications, high pressure cleaning, space heating and the use of biodiesel. Bailly can be reached at: ...

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OESP Accepting Applications for the 16th Annual Dave Nelsen Scholarship Program

The National Association of Oil & Energy Service Professionals is accepting applications for the Dave Nelsen Scholarship Program.  Angel Gonzalez, chairman of the Scholarship Committee stated, “OESP’s mission is education and between our partnerships with our technical schools and colleges as well as this scholarship program, we are taking the lead of supporting our future technicians through these annual scholarships.” ...

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Taco Announces Agreement to Acquire Askoll Sei

Advancing its strategic partnership with Italian pump manufacturer Askoll®, Taco Comfort Solutions™ announced today that it has signed an agreement with Askoll Holding srl to acquire 100% of Askoll Sei, a world class pump manufacturer of high efficiency pumps located in Sandrigo, Italy. The agreement was signed at Askoll’s world headquarters in Dueville, Italy by  Elio Marioni, Askoll’s founder and ...

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High Altitude Boiler Bliss

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By Dan Vastyan Intro Photo: (L-R) Neil Wagner, Nick Valenti, Mike Merryman of McCoy Sales and Ben Dunn. Just about anything that consumes a fuel source – whether that be a human body, an automobile, or a gas range – performs best at sea level.  Oxygen levels in the atmosphere decrease exponentially as elevation increases.  At 16,000 feet above sea level, ...

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Field Controls New Director of Wholesale Sales and Marketing

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Tim Barton has been promoted to an executive staff position as director of wholesale sales and marketing for Field Controls. Barton will manage and support the regional sales team and direct all wholesale-related marketing programs, advertising, and product development initiatives. Barton’s focus will center on market presence and brand positioning of the Field Controls Healthy Home System™ indoor air quality ...

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General Filters, Inc. Appoints new President / CEO Bob Abraham

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General Filters, Inc., manufacturer of whole house indoor air quality products, announced the appointment of Bob Abraham to president, CEO, effective immediately. Abraham brings to General Filters extensive experience in finance, IT and business operations.  Once owning his own accounting and tax firm, he most recently served as CFO for Virginia Tile Company in Livonia, MI.  “For over 75 years, ...

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