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Sears Home Central launches TankSure Program in major Canadian oilheat markets

FeaturesBY CHRIS TRACZEK Sears is one of the most recognized and well-respected brands in North America. Sears Home Central in Canada not only epitomizes the brand, but is also Canada’s largest retailer. The mega-retailer is known for brands like Kenmore, its expansive retail outlets and its far-reaching HVAC Service and Equipment Repair network. The breadth of the company’s HVAC Service ...

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Managing your risk

FeaturesHow to make a swap contract work for you and your business By James M. Burr Last month we discussed the basics of futures contracts. This month, we are going to discuss the basics of swaps.For the purposes of this article, we will assume that the terms ‘swaps contract,” ‘derivatives” and ‘over-the-counter contracts (OTCs)” are all interchangeable.A swap contract is ...

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Managing your risk

FeaturesSeries to focus on the fundamentals of energy risk managementBy James M. Burr This is the first in a series of articles on energy risk management. These articles will cover the fundamentals of futures, options, swaps, basis and spreads. Each of these tools will be analyzed as to how they can be used to protect various areas of risk. We ...

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From disaster, inspiration

FeaturesBoiler mishap 40 years ago led to the creation of Hydrolevel Company On Oct. 2, 1962, a boiler explosion claimed the lives of 21 people at a New York Telephone building in Manhattan. The disaster, caused by an undetected low-water condition, forever changed the way all steam boilers, from that point, were manufactured and installed as New York Telephone searched ...

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What’s old is new: AHR Expo celebrates 75 years with first trip to Orlando, Fla.

Features Celebrating 75 years, the International Air-Conditioning Heating Refrigeration Exposition, fondly called the AHR Expo, will make its debut in a new venue when the show takes up residence in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., for the first time from Feb. 5-9.Billed as the world’s largest HVAC&R marketplace, the AHR Expo, which had its debut in 1930, ...

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