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Category Archive for: ‘Hub 5 Spot’

  • Clay

    5 reasons why you need to attend AHR Expo

    I suspect you have been seeing many magazine articles, ads, emails and other messaging that emphasizes why it is so valuable for contractors to attend the 2015 AHR Expo. In fact, Mechanical Hub recently published an article stating, “I can give you thousands of reasons …

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  • Allie Hard Hat

    Avoiding contractor complaints

    Contractors serve Customers. Customers vary from residential homeowners to industrial locations or mobile homes to government contracts. Contractors need to be able to communicate with a bevy of personality and customer types. Even the strongest and most experienced Contractor can still encounter Customer complaints. Below …

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  • Allie Hard Hat

    5 Myths About the Skilled Trades BUSTED

    There’s a good deal of smack talk about the trades. I’m here to set the story straight and bust some myths about contractors and skilled trades. “The Skilled Trades are for Dummies.” Actually, the trades require a varied skill set. Tradespeople usually possess a keen …

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  • John Mesenbrink

    5 things I learned at AHR NYC

    Getting some time to decompress and recap an event-filled week at AHR, here are some things that I came away with from the show and its surroundings: 1. People who attended that show in particular are a tough bunch of SOBs. When I landed on …

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    Prevent Frozen Pipes With These Tips

    The extreme cold combined with wind chill creates a substantial risk for frozen or burst pipes. As freezing water turns to ice within the pipe, it expands and can block the line. This blockage can create excessive pressure throughout the system and cause pipe failure …

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    Aune’s 5 Reads

    I started writing for CONTRACTOR Magazine back in March of this year after making the move from another trade publication to work with the likes of such industry leaders as Bob Mader, Dave Yates, John Mesenbrink, Mark Eatherton and others. Since day one as a …

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    Moving Forward: 5 indicators that could signal an upswing in the hydronics market

    The love/hate relationship that exists between the economy and the hydronics industry has not exactly been a marriage made in heaven over the past few years. Recent travails with the economy have put the hydronics market in a holding pattern, yet positive indicators suggest the …

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  • Goodbye

    Blockbuster and the 5 Things Heating Gone Away

    Blockbuster Video is dead. We heard the news last week that the movie rental company, which is owned Dish Network, is closing its remaining 300 stores. The reason, as you might suspect, is that almost no one wants to go out and physically pick up …

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  • Contractor Site

    Modern Tools You Should Get Used To

    Let’s face it, a lot has changed since you first hung your shingle and landed that first big job. Depending on your experience in this business you might not have even been using a cell phone back then but today it has become as essential …

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    America’s Skilled Trades Dilemma

    For the last three years, according to ManpowerGroup, the hardest segment of the workforce for employers to staff with skilled talent hasn’t been registered nurses or engineers or even web developers. It’s been the skilled trades – the welders, electricians, machinists, etc. that are so …

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