The Rheem Air Conditioning Division became the first HVAC manufacturer with training programs that fully qualify as NATE-recognized re-certification training. NATE - North American Technician Excellence - is an independent, non-profit organization that administers comprehensive testing and certification programs for HVAC technicians.

NATE-certified technicians who complete 60 hours of Rheem technical training within five years, including Rheem Top Technician Training and Regional Training Center Programs, can be re-certified without having to take a NATE written test.

"This approval enables Rheem contractors and Rheem distributors to train and take specific NATE tests through Rheem," said Keith Davenport, marketing and communications supervisor for Rheem. Re-certification is valid for five years.

NAOHSM Displays 50 Years Of History At Convention

The National Association of Oil Heating Service Managers will commemorate the 50th anniversary of its trade show and convention this year.

The 2003 show, to be held May 18-22 at the Hershey Lodge & Convention Center in Hershey, Pa., will showcase the industry's past, including dozens of antique oil trucks and service vans. At the show, attendees can cast their vote for their favorite Oilheat vehicle in the inaugural "People's Choice Awards."

If you have a restored truck or van and are interested in showing it off at the show, contact NAOHSM at 888-552-0900 or e-mail at

Show visitors will be able to see vintage oil burners, antique tools and advertising memorabilia May 19-21 at NAOHSM's "Museum of Oilheating."