Articles by Jim Truesdell

Recovering from Disaster

Here is how one wholesaler responded when a branch office-warehouse burned to the ground.
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Focusing on core competencies

Wholesalers must evaluate their unique contribution to the supply chain.
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Truesdell on Government: Estate tax repeal takes center stage

New life for a repeal of the death tax looks more promising with a Republican in the White House.
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Truesdell on Government: Utility deregulation meets opposition

Once it seemed inevitable that utilities would be free to merge and expand at will; now the future is not so clear.
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Truesdell on Government: Who owns bar-code technology?

Patent infringement lawsuits could become common in today's world as new information technology is developed every day.
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Truesdell on Government: Power outages spur calls for greater air-conditioning efficiency

Energy Secretary Bill Richardson targets issuance of a new standard requiring central air conditioners to be up to 20% more efficient for November 2000.
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NHRAW addresses e-commerce standards

The Northamerican Heating, Refrigeration and Airconditioning Wholesalers Association addressed the problem of conflicting standards and protocols for emerging electronic commerce technology at the group's midyear business conference June 24-25 in Victoria, British Columbia.
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Truesdell on Government: OSHA enacts fork lift rules

New regulations stiffen training mandates for wholesalers' 191,000 fork lift operators.
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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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