Articles by Jim Olsztynski

Dawn Of A Solar Era?

A distinguished panel of engineers and other experts concluded that solar power is primed for exponential growth and with proper commitment solar energy could become the predominant fuel on earth
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Geothermal HVAC Gains the Spotlight

Energy Secretary Chu pays a visit to WaterFurnace.
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An Interview With Frank Nisonger

ASA’s new president is an up-from-the-bootstraps CEO.
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Spread the Knowledge

The ASA Training Council held a meeting in the vicinity of my office outside of Chicago not too long ago, and I took advantage of the proximity to sit in
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PVF Market - Ugly But Not Despairing

If only sales and profits were as resilient as people’s spirit!
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Our Waterworks Conundrum

U.S. water, sewer and treatment systems need to be upgraded - soon.
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Scarcity Makes The Heart Grow Fonder

Way back in my days as a college student in the early 1970s, Coors beer was the rage among my peers. Reason - originally it was sold only west of the
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Prospects For A Residential Sprinkler Windfall

A new residential code promises explosive growth, but …
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The Wisdom Of Dave Weiner

Half a century of marketing plumbing products can teach us a lot.
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Follow That Mouse

The Disney organization has long been known for innovative business practices, many of which visitors to its theme parks experience in subtle ways. For instance, lines for rides and restaurants have
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BNP Media's Plumbing Group Visits Grundfos North American Headquarters

BNP Media’s Plumbing Group, comprised of the Plumbing & Mechanical, Supply House Times, PM Engineer (pme) and Reeves Journal brands, recently visited Grundfos’ new North American headquarters building in the western Chicago suburb of Downers Grove, Ill.

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Free Webinar: Low Temperature Heat Emitter Options in Hydronic Systems

With proper design, you can create systems that require supply water temperatures no higher than 120° F under design load conditions.

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2014 January

SHT's packed January issue incdues the cover story: M&L Supply is rich in heritage and customer service; features:  Industry optimism continues to rise heading into the 2015 AHR Expo, and Distributors discuss top industry issues: Part 2; and so much more!


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