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[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]In the field service industry, HVAC in particular, service providers are all too familiar with the shoulder season. In fact, many plan and track their sales cycles around these typically slow times of year. So, when exactly is the...

CEO of XOi Technologies, Aaron Salow, shares how technology can improve contractor productivity   Artificial intelligence and augmented reality are becoming increasingly relevant in sheet metal and other skilled trades facing a skills gap. Companies like XOi Technologies offer managers a whole host of options, some more...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]In field service, truck rolls are a standard part of the job. Any time a customer calls in to report an issue or schedule a service, whether it’s a checkup, preventative maintenance, a new install, an emergency, etc,...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] 3 Ways To Combat Extended Lead Times & Backordered Equipment   For decades, manufacturers and developers in various industries have adopted and thrived on lean or “Just-in-Time” inventory systems. The Just-in-Time (JIT) manufacturing philosophy is defined as “the production of...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] How To Utilize Technology To Improve Employee Engagement and Move Your Business Forward [vc_separator type='transparent' position='center' color='' thickness='' up='15' down=''] No matter the industry, perhaps the most common trait of great leaders and employees is accountability. Why? Accountable workers have...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]It’s no secret that the ongoing pandemic has changed the way the world both lives and works. We’ve all been inundated with article after article about the influx in companies taking their operations online, closing offices, and increasing...

In 2019, PHCPPros launched the “Millennials On The Move” honorary listing in Plumbing Engineer, PHC News and The Wholesaler magazines. The listing was created to shed light on what is now the largest generation in the workforce, while also launching bigger conversations on topics such as industry recruiting, talent retention,...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]No discussion of self-help recruiting would be complete without considering the advice Abigail Adams gave to her husband, then-congressman John Adams, when drafting the laws governing our new American experiment. “I desire you would remember the ladies, and...