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2013.12.25

Leading Economic Index for the U.S. Increased in November

Dec 23, 2013 The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for the U.S. was up 0.8% in November 2013, to 98.3, following a 0.1% increase in October and a 1.0% increase in September. "The LEI continues on a broad-based upward trend, suggesting gradually strengthening economic conditions through early 2014," said Ataman Ozyildirim, Economist at The Conference Board. "Improving labor markets and...

2013.12.18

U.S. New-Home Sales Up Sharply in October

Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 25.4% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 444,000 units in October, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.   The government also reported that new-home sales fell 6.6% in September. The release of both the September and October report were delayed by the partial governmen...

2013.12.24

Larson Electronics Unifies Brands

Larson Electronics announced recently that effective Friday, December 20, 2013 that they will discontinue their smaller brands, including the Magnalight brand in order to focus on their global Larson Electronics brand. The name change reflects the broad product range and drastic growth of Larson Electronics.   Larson Electronics founder Ernie Larson established the Magnalight spotlight brand ...

2013.12.23

Alfa Laval wins SEK 90 million water treatment order in Aust

20/12/2013 Alfa Laval -- a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling -- has won an order from a leading Australian energy company to supply a unique water-treatment syst...

2013.12.23

US Solar Industry Records Second Largest Quarter Ever

20/12/2013 Washington And Boston -- GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries AssociationR (SEIAR) has released U.S. Solar Market Insight: 3rd Quarter 2013, which indicates the U.S. installed 930 megawatts (MW) of photovoltaics (PV) in the third quarter, up 20 percent over the second quarter, and 35 percent over the third quarter of 2012. This represents the second largest quarter in the histor...

2013.12.10

HVAC&R Japan 2014 Preview

‘Looking into the Future of Temperature Technologies’   HVAC&R Japan 2014 (the 38th Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigerating Expo) organized by the Japan Refrigeration and Air...

2013.12.22

Alfa Laval wins SEK 100 million starch processing order in R

Dec. 19, 2013 Alfa Laval -- a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling - has won an order to supply equipment to a Russian processing plant. The order, booked in the Pr...

2013.12.22

IAPMO’s Solar Water Heating Systems Standard Approved by ANS

Dec 19, 2013 Ontario, Calif. -- The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) announced that its new standard IAPMO/ANSI S1001.1, Design and Installation of Solar Water Heating Systems, has been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an American National Standard.   IAPMO’s S1001 Solar Standards Technical Subcommittee members met in a coll...

2013.12.21

Retail investors give renewable energy a boost in 2013

19 December 2013 Renewable energy has enjoyed a huge boost from retail investors in 2013, according to Trillion Fund, the renewable energy crowd investing platform.   IPOs were responsible for the lion’s share of investment, with renewables benefiting from a general increase in Stock Exchange listings this year.   The amount raised by renewable energy companies increased from a few milli...

2013.12.20

What to Watch in Washington

So with the caveat that “things change, but as I write this,” I think I can predict a few events on Washingtonrelated events on the horizon that are bound to occur since they involve the sun rising in the east and setting in the west.   Some time before the end of the year, Congress will need to address significant action items on its agenda. First and foremost is the hardly noticed fiscal de...

2013.12.12

Trends, Regs, and Customer Service Influence Refrigeration I

Dec. 19, 2013 At Emerson Climate Technologies, we believe the three developments driving change in commercial refrigeration in 2014 are energy, refrigerants and operational visibility.   1) Energ...

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