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Wrench Group Acquires Collins Comfort Masters in Phoenix Area

Wrench Group, LLC (“Wrench”), a national leader in home repair, replacement and maintenance services specializing in heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing, water and electrical services, announced today the acquisition of Collins Comfort Masters in Gilbert, Ariz. This is the rapidly growing firm’s sixth acquisition in 2020.

Collins Comfort Masters has been providing cooling, heating, plumbing and drain cleaning services to customers in the Phoenix metropolitan area since 1985. Wrench Group already has an established footprint in Phoenix with its flagship location Parker and Sons and newly acquired All About Water. This acquisition furthers Wrench’s efforts to provide industry-leading home services to consumers and businesses in the Phoenix Valley.

“It is an incredible time at Wrench as we continue to expand our footprint in the Phoenix market,” said Paul Smith, Wrench Group Chief Operating Officer. “We are committed to partnering with the best companies in the home services business, and Collins

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Trump executive order prevents racial bias training at Collins Aerospace, BAE Systems

Under an executive order signed this week by President Donald Trump, defense contractors including Collins Aerospace and BAE Systems, both in Cedar Rapids, cannot provide diversity training based on conscious or unconscious bias, white privilege and other topics commonly taught in such programs.

The president’s order prohibits the federal government and its contractors from promoting “race or sex stereotyping or scapegoating” or teaching any “divisive concepts.”

That includes training that suggests a race or gender may have any privilege, status, moral or ethical values or character traits.

White privilege is the “set of social and economic advantages that white people have by virtue of their race in a culture characterized by racial inequality,” according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary.

Collins Aerospace asked employees to “ensure any planned trainings in these areas are postponed until further notice,” according to an email obtained by The Gazette. The email indicates plans for a “further

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