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A. O. Smith 2008 Annual Professional Contractor Association Scholarships

A. O. Smith Water Products Company (Ashland City, Tenn.) has announced the recipients of the 2008 A. O. Smith Professional Contractor Association Scholarship Program. The 10 finalists were selected from more than 100 applicants nationwide, and each recipient received $2,000 to apply toward higher education pursuits. ‘A. O. Smith considers it an honor to provide assistance to these worthy recipients ...

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AHRI Announces New Headquarters Location

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (Arlington, Va.) announced that it has moved to a new headquarters to accommodate the increased size of its staff resulting from a merger earlier this year. When the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute and Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association (GAMA) merged Jan. 1 to become AHRI, the combined staff of the two organizations resulted in the ...

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IOMA 2008 Tabletop Show

The 2008 IOMA Tabletop Show is scheduled for Oct. 15, 2008 at the Burlington Marriott in Burlington, Mass. The Special Projects Committee specifically designed this event to feature our associate member/vendors and service suppliers and reward our regular member customers and staff.  The 08 Tabletop Show promises to deliver:

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Rheem Introduces Total Access Training

Rheem Heating & Cooling (Fort Smith, Ark.) has introduced its Total Access Training. Available at www.thetrainingnetwork.com, this new, online multimedia training component includes several pre-existing courses for contractors and technicians that address seasonal climate issues and environmentally friendly solutions. Available around the clock, Total Access Training is designed to help Rheem and Ruud contractors further expand their knowledge while growing ...

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NEW Oil Venting Guide

Field Controls, (Kinston, N.C.) has developed a new 16 page guide to venting oil-fired appliances. The guide discusses the basic principles of venting and the evolution of venting technology ‘ from the chimney through power and direct venting. While serving as an information guide for the newcomer to venting, it also details product options that the veteran will appreciate with ...

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Small Fuel Dealers Stay Small

SBA revises small business size standards to account for higher oil prices, inflation Soaring fuel oil costs added one more worry to heating oil dealers’ growing list’the danger of losing their small business status. The rule under the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) had based the small business size for fuel oil dealers on annual average receipts or total ...

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NAOHSM and Area High School Care in Western Mass.

Retired Greenfield, Mass. homeowner Bob Murphy needed a new boiler, but he was caught in a financial situation where he couldn’t afford to replace his old one. Murphy then heard of the Oil Heat Cares program, a not-for-profit foundation (501C-3) that assists needy persons and organizations with the replacement of their oil heating appliances and is the brain child of ...

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COHA campaigns against consumer concerns

The Ontario Chapter of the Canadian Oil Heat Association (COHA) has offered this consumer alert: Homeowners hoping to combat the rising cost of heating their homes by switching fuels should research the matter extremely carefully. Industry and consumer groups report it is an expensive undertaking, which rarely helps reduce home energy bills. ‘Typically, during periods of spiking fuel prices,” said ...

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