In Brief

Mechanical contracting company Haberberger has been recognized by Anheuser-Busch Cos. for its safe working environment and was recently presented the 2005 Anheuser-Busch Alabaster Eagle Award for Safety. Anheuser-Busch presents the annual award to its contractors who work more than 20,000 man-hours without a reported accident in a given year. This is the second time in six years Haberberger has won

  • Mechanical contracting company Haberberger has been recognized

    by Anheuser-Busch Cos. for its safe

    working environment and was

    recently presented the 2005

    Anheuser-Busch Alabaster Eagle

    Award for Safety. Anheuser-Busch

    presents the annual award to its

    contractors who work more than

    20,000 man-hours without a

    reported accident in a given year.

    This is the second time in six years

    Haberberger has won this award.

  • Quality Service Contractors has

    introduced its newest "Power Tool,"

    the Service Fitness DVD Training

    Series. The program is provided

    through contributions from QSC

    Power Tool sponsor Grundfos

    Pumps. The program consists of a

    42-module DVD series that includes

    a participant manual, instructor's

    manual, discussion questions and

    frequently asked questions along

    with sample scripts, conflict roleplays and sales role-plays. Each

    training module is designed to last

    from 30 to 60 minutes. Topics

    include pricing vs. value, customer

    service, profitability,

    communication and sales. For more

    information, call 800/533-7694; or

    visit www.qsc-phcc.org.

  • Two couples, Bill and Patty

    Jones, Raven Mechanical, Houston,

    and Orville and Doreen Taecker,

    Andor Inc./Taecker Plumbing and

    Heating, Watertown, S.D., have

    been named contractor founders of

    the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling

    Contractors Educational

    Foundation Board of Governors,

    the body responsible for developing

    and providing educational

    programs for contractors and their

    employees.

  • In accordance with the ANSIdesignated 2009 Uniform Plumbing

    Code and Uniform Mechanical

    Code code change timeline, the IAPMO Standards Council has

    issued a call for proposals, which

    began Oct. 3 and will end at 5 p.m.

    EST, Feb. 1, 2007. Anyone

    interested in submitting a code

    change proposal should download

    the form entitled "Form on

    Proposals," found under the

    "Downloads and Applications" link

    at www.iapmo.org.

  • A record crowd of more than 600

    people attended the 21st Annual Mechanical Service Contractors of

    America Educational Conferencein October in Charleston, S.C.

    MSCA Board of Managers Chairman Brad Bolino of John J. Kirlin Inc. in

    Rockville, Md., opened the

    conference with a review of MSCA's

    achievements, including

    recognition of 28 MSCA contractors

    who qualified for MSCA STAR since

    the 2005 conference. The 2007

    22nd Annual MSCA Conference will

    be held Oct. 14-17 at the

    Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado

    Springs, Colo.

  • Linc Facility Services and its

    family of companies have

    purchased Ferguson-Williams, a

    provider of facility operations and

    maintenance services to the federal

    government. LFS said it will

    leverage Ferguson-Williams'

    reputation and expertise in

    waterway, dam and port

    management to better serve its

    customers in the federal market, as

    well as expand its overall

    international facility management

    footprint. LFS is a business unit of

    The Linc Group.