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History Need Not Repeat Itself
By John Owens

PDF Sometimes old adages do hold true. Take the one that says, “History repeats itself,” for instance. This seems to be true in the HVACR industry on a number of fronts. For example, in the July 1963 edition of the magazine that eventually evolved into
Contracting Business (it was called Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Business in those days), there was an article entitled, “I Tried to get Service Information …
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Cooperation Among Channels: Why Not?
By Michael Weil

PDF Recently, a press release crossed my desk - one put out by an organization called the Chiller Systems Group (www.chillergroup.com). The group consists of commercial mechanical contractors who specialize in larger tonnage chiller service work …
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Preventive Maintenance ISN'T a Commodity
By John Owers

PDF In the early days of preventive maintenance (PM), contractors built programs based on the knowledge of what services were most necessary to ensure the best and most reliable operation of the equipment …
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Contracting Business Hall of Fame...

PDF A pioneer in offering preventive maintenance and service contracts and an early crusader for single source responsibility, Bob Owens is a respected and well-know member of the HVACR industry …
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From The Desk of Bob Owens...

PDF At this stage in our corporate life it seems both desirable and necessary to define our Company Philosophy. Desirable, because I think we all should better understand what principles guide our operations and our growth and what we are trying to accomplish …
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R&D Lab Solves Excess-Oil Problem With Help of Oil-Purging System

PDF At the 3M research-and-development facility in Maplewood, Minn., the refrigerant side of each of seven centrifugal chillers, which ranged in age from 5 to 40 years and in tonnage from 3,500 to 5,500, was found to contain excess oil from the compressor …
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McQuay ALS 185 to MCS Controls & Hanbells

PDF Hanbell RC2B-300 Compressor replacing SAL-175 screw compressor on a McQuay Chiller…


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