Keeping your field employees happy can be a challenge. Being so cut off from the office, it’s often hard for them to feel connected to the rest of the team.  As an article entitled, Distributed Teams Vs. Remote Teams: What’s The Difference? points out, there is actually a difference between distributed and remote teams. Generally Read more

Program developed in concert with Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry to recruit, train and retain skilled maintenance workers Apple Valley, Minn. — Uponor North America (Uponor) has developed an apprenticeship program with the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) to help recruit, train and retain skilled workers in the midst of the skilled Read more

Three top HVAC apprentices received awards in the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors–National Association (PHCC) Educational Foundation’s second annual HVAC Apprentice Contest, held Oct. 8-9 in New Orleans, La. The Foundation’s HVACR Apprentice and Journeyman Training Committee members were on hand to set up and judge the contest, which was a highlight of the PHCC–National Association’s CONNECT 2014 Read more

Rockford, Ill. — Greenlee continues to drive their support for early career training by awarding the HVAC, plumbing or electrical training center with Greenlee product and gear. Go to and place your vote for your favorite apprentice training center by September 30, 2014. The grand prize includes 2448 JOB Box; 25 Greenlee T-shirts; 5 Read more

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 contributing writer I have known I have a lot to Read more