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WHVACR 20th Annual Conference: “Go Bold”
Don’t miss the Women in HVACR 20th Annual Conference! Come and "Go Bold" in Jacksonville, FL!

Daikin Applied Acquires HVAC Representative Carroll Air Systems.  A combination of world-class building technologies, services and support will cover the full spectrum of heating and cooling needs in Central and West Coast Florida.

New Certified Master HVACR Educator. 
HVAC Excellence is pleased to announce it has bestowed the title of Certified Master HVACR Educator "CMHE" upon William Duggan of Carolina Air, in Beaufort, South Carolina.

Leading HVAC wholesale distributor Team Air Distributing receives investment from private investment firm Kian Capital.
Inaugural investment from its recently announced $400 million third fund continues to underscore Kian’s commitment to providing first institutional capital to growth-oriented founders.

ASHRAE Concludes Successful 2023 Annual Conference in Tampa. The 2023 ASHRAE Annual Conference, held in Tampa, Florida, concluded on June 28 with resounding success.

ProSource, Acquires Huber Supply.
Blue Sea Capital portfolio company, ProSource, LLC, a leading value-added wholesale distributor of plumbing supplies and other related building products throughout the Southeast U.S., has announced the acquisition of Huber Supply.

THE DOORS HAVE OPENED! Reserve your seat for LEADCON2023 in Atlanta, June 6-7 2023.
Save $300 with Early Bird Pricing + $100 more w/ coupon code: LEADS2023.

Saniflo USA awards Virginia Technical Institute plumbing trade student with donation to go towards tuition.  Saniflo recently contributed $3,000 in tuition donations to this nonprofit school to help support the vocational training of the next generation of plumbing trades people.

HVAC RepCo Named Rep Agency of the Year by Crescent Tools for 2nd Consecutive Year.
HVAC RepCo was presented the “2022 Outstanding Performance Award” from Chris Fields, Apex Tool Group’s Sr. Manager of Business Development for the Electrical & PHVAC Channels.

Leap Partners kicks off 2023 with two HVAC company acquisitions. Acquisitions expand the Leap Partners footprint in Alabama and Kentucky.

Coburn Supply Company Acquires Chris-More, Inc.’s Assets & Locations. Coburn Supply Company is proud to announce the acquisition of Chris-More, Inc.’s assets and three locations.

FabricAir® Names Stan Weaver Co. the Top HVAC/R Manufacturer’s Rep of 2022.
FabricAir®, Suwanee, GA, the original manufacturer of fabric HVAC duct, honored Stan Weaver Co., St. Petersburg, FL

Rheem® Invests $20 Million in Fort Smith Operations, Creates 100 Jobs.  Rheem®, a leading global manufacturer of water heating and HVACR products, is investing over $20 million in its 50+ year-old Fort Smith facility to ensure it continues as a world-class headquarters for its U.S. air conditioning business unit and the manufacturing of HVAC equipment.

Modine Coatings Teams With Air Solutions Partners to Expand Access to Leading HVAC Aftermarket Offerings. GulfCoat® Contractor Series product line and the Insitu® Spray Applied Coating Services now available in Texas, Oklahoma

Plumbing Distributors Inc. Relocates Atlanta Branch.
Plumbing Distributors Inc. (PDI) announced the relocation of its Atlanta on Dec. 15, where the company opened the doors to a newly upfitted facility at 2319 Defoor Hills Road NW.

Winsupply Acquires Hydrologic Distribution Company.  Winsupply's strategic growth continues with the company's largest year of acquisition investments.

Blue Sea Capital Acquires ProSource, a Leading Provider of Plumbing Supplies.  Blue Sea Capital, LLC announced that it has acquired ProSource Supply from CID Capital. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Winsupply acquires Williams Wholesale Supply, a plumbing and electrical distributor with locations outside of Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga.  Winsupply Inc., one of the largest distributors in the nation, has completed the purchase of all three Williams Wholesale Supply locations.

RectorSeal® Product Presentation Expands to Alabama and Tennessee as Barksdale Sales Group Coverage Area Increases.  RectorSeal, a leading manufacturer of quality HVAC/R and plumbing tools and accessories and a wholly owned subsidiary of CSW Industrials, Inc.

Baton Rouge Community College Granted HVAC Excellence Accreditation.
HVAC Excellence is pleased to announce that the HVACR training program at Baton Rouge Community College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana has been granted accreditation.

Air Pros USA’s Hansen Air Named Official Partner of Alabama Athletics.
Hansen Air, powered by Air Pros USA will assume the designation as Official AC Partner of Alabama Athletics in a sponsorship agreement with Crimson Tide Sports Marketing, the multimedia rightsholder for the University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.

Armstrong Announces Service Plans to Help Customers Improve Building Performance and Reduce Energy Costs.

Heating + Air Paramedics Signs First Two Franchisees; Focuses in on Industry Professionals Looking to go from Employee to Franchise Owner.

Florida's Workforce Gets a Boost as Pure Air Control Services set to Hire 100's.
The Florida job market has been recovering over the past few months from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, and it's set to get some much-needed help from Pure Air Control Services.

IPEX Announces Another Expansion. The newest distribution centre (DC) is in Charlotte, North Carolina and is now fully operational.

HVAC RepCo Named Rep Agency of the Year by Crescent Tools.
HVAC RepCo received the “Crescent Cup” from John Erwin, Apex Tool Group Market Development Director.

Reedy Industries equips service teams with top data-driven technology solution.
The national commercial HVAC service leader and XOi Technologies announce a collaboration that empowers field techs to deliver enhanced efficiency and value.

T&S Brass Completes Phase One Of $10 Million Expansion And Renovation.
T&S Brass and Bronze Works, a leading manufacturer of commercial plumbing equipment, has completed phase one of the two-part expansion and renovation of its headquarters and plant in Travelers Rest, SC.

Winsupply opens four new local companies in October.
Winsupply Inc., one of the largest distributors in the nation, has opened four new local companies in October, better serving customers in Florida, Tennessee, Minnesota and Arizona with equipment and supplies.

Hart & Cooley appoints HVAC RepCo as Representative for Florida and South Georgia.
Hart & Cooley has appointed HVAC RepCo to represent the Hart & Cooley products lines in the Florida and South Georgia.

Winsupply acquires Atlantic Coastal Supply, North Carolina-based distributor.  Winsupply Inc., one of the largest distributors in the nation, has completed the purchase of Atlantic Coastal Supply, a specialty plumbing distributor in Greenville, North Carolina.
Atlantic Coastal Supply focuses on commercial and institutional customers including municipalities, schools, hospitals and prisons.

RIDGID® Sponsors Miracle Mechanical Project to Help Monroe, Georgia Family.
RIDGID®, a part of Emerson’s professional tools portfolio, today announced their sponsorship of the first Miracle Mechanical project, a new initiative that completes plumbing, heating and air conditioning work for those in need at no-cost to the homeowner.

Noritz teams up with Sunbelt Marketing to serve the Southeast tankless water heater market. Atlanta-based manufacturer’s representative will work with Noritz sales team, promoting tankless in Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and the Carolinas.

HVACR Distributor Wittichen Supply Acquired. Gryphon Investors, a middle-market private equity firm, announced Monday that it has acquired Wittichen Supply Company, a wholesale distributor providing heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC/R) equipment, parts, supplies, and customer service to residential and commercial customers in the Southeastern United States.

XOi empowers contractors to deliver shared advantages with multi-channel partner network capabilities.
New enhancement allows contractors to standardize communication and collaboration inside their organization and with external partners.

NearU Services Acquires R.A. Hoy Heating and Air Conditioning, Continuing its Expansion of Essential Home Services Throughout the Carolinas.
NearU Services ("NearU"), a founder-led premier home services platform in the Southeast, today announced the acquisition of R.A. Hoy Heating and Air Conditioning ("Hoy" or "Company"), the largest HVAC services provider along the North Carolina coast.

ASHRAE Learning Institute Opens Registration for Spring Online Courses.
Training focused on mitigating the spread of infectious diseases.

Interplay Learning, Leader in Online and Virtual Reality HVAC Training, Partners with NATE.  HVAC training gets a big boost this month as the leader in virtual reality and simulation-based training joins forces with the leading HVACR certification organization in North America.

CoolSys Acquires Carolina Refrigeration.
Leading HVAC and Refrigeration Company Continues Expansion into Southeast.

Healthy Buildings Education Series Announced.
Creating Healthier Buildings Online Educational Series Announced.
Pure Air Control Services, Inc. to present 4-part webinar program on how to manage risk and ensure occupant safety for buildings in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems Announces Dealer of the Year.
Family Heating and Air of Pensacola, Florida has been named the 2020 Bryant Dealer of the Year, the highest honor a Bryant dealer can receive.

Carrier Launches Healthy Buildings Program to Help Customers Reinvent Their Buildings for Occupant Health. Advanced solutions deliver healthy, safe, efficient and productive indoor environments for commercial buildings, marine and more.

Contractor’s Guide to Summertime Success – Seizing the Summer Series.
The ultimate guide to your company's most successful summer ever.

Armstrong Announces Three Months of Free Remote Asset Managing Service To Help Facilitate Social Distancing. To help facilitate remote HVAC management during these challenging times, Armstrong has announced that it will provide its cloud-based subscription service, Pump Manager, to new customers with three months of free service.

Winsupply acquires May Supply, Virginia provider of plumbing, water systems.
Winsupply Inc., one of the largest distributors in the nation, has closed on the purchase of assets of May Supply, a wholesale and retail distributor of plumbing and water system materials, and kitchen and bath design and fixtures.

Comfort Supply adds Steve Foutch as EVP.
Lennox veteran to oversee regional locations, other initiatives.

Kenny Pipe & Supply Announces Alabama Acquisition.
Kenny Pipe & Supply, a major independent plumbing distributor in the Tennessee/Alabama/Georgia market, has announced the acquisition of McCrary Supply in Huntsville, Alabama.

LG Air Conditioning Technologies Joins Baker Distributing's 2019 NASCAR Sponsorship. NASCAR Truck Series Partnership with Nationwide Distributor Raises LG's Profile with HVAC Customers, Installers.

Cooper&Hunter and Tropic Supply team up to donate 6 Mini-split Training Modules to Daytona State College HVACR Program. Cooper&Hunter, a global provider of mini-split systems, has started the new year with the goal of helping to move the HVAC industry forward.

Tim Tebow and ARS/Rescue Rooter Myrtle Beach Make Comfort and Community a Priority. American Residential Services (ARS) in Myrtle Beach, a national provider of air conditioning, heating and plumbing services, partnered with Tim Tebow and donated an HVAC system to a family in serious need of assistance in home comfort.

Comfort Supply to Open Jackson, Tennessee Store.
Leading Tennessee HVAC wholesaler Comfort Supply announced today it will open a new Jackson, Tenn., location in March.

Grundfos Celebrates the Opening of Grundfos Florida Facility.
New Facility to focus on serving Water, Wastewater Industries in the Region.

RectorSeal® Names Target Sales as its Manufacturer’s Representative for Florida and Puerto Rico Territories.
RectorSeal® LLC, Houston, a manufacturer and distributor of quality HVAC/R products, has named Target Sales, Tampa, Fla., as its manufacturer’s representative for the territories of Florida and Puerto Rico.

Mueller expands HVAC manufacturing in Mississippi.
The equipment manufacturer has recently opened a multi million dollar warehouse and distribution operation facility in Fulton, Mississippi.

Introducing the Daikin One+™ Smart Thermostat and Ecosystem for Intelligent Air Management.  A sophisticated, integrated temperature control + air quality solution for the smart home from the world’s largest HVAC company.

Ferguson acquires four companies in July, expands footprint in Louisiana, Kentucky and California.
Ferguson announces four acquisitions that will grow its commercial and residential business in Louisiana, Kentucky and California:

MORSCO HVAC Supply Begins East Coast Expansion with Acquisition of Ott Distributors.  New VP, HVAC, Eastern Region Bob Bermudez to Oversee Growth Starting with Charleston, SC Acquisition

Bryant Convenes its Fourth Annual Women in HVAC.
As part of its longstanding effort to foster inclusivity and create an environment where women can excel in the heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) industry, Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems recently hosted its fourth annual Women in HVAC event in South Florida.

LimRic Plumbing, Heating & Air receives Daikin award.
LimRic Plumbing, Heating & Air announced earlier this month that the company has been named South Carolina’s 2017 Largest Daikin Dealer.

HVAC RepCo appointed as Rep Agency for Koldwave.
HVAC RepCo has signed a rep agency agreement with Koldwave, a Mestek company, to cover the Georgia, Central & South Florida, Central & East Tennessee, Missouri & Kansas territories.

Common Sense Solutions in Building Science Conference.
Have you ever gone to a meeting or training session, come out with lots of valuable information, but then have no idea how to use it in your project? Or the information is great but it doesn’t solve the problem you have with your system design. Not this time.

ARS/Rscue Rooter Atlanta Donates Over $7000 in Products and Services to a Local Military Family In Need.   ARS/Rescue Rooter Atlanta, a network provider of air conditioning, heating and plumbing services, gave back to a military family in need by installing an HVAC system free of charge.

Louisville-based HVAC manufacturer to invest $24.5 million in expanded facilities.
HVAC manufacturer Kentuckiana Curb Company Inc. plans to invest $24.5 million on a new and expanded facility in Louisville, preserving 72 jobs and creating 63 additional positions averaging $29 per hour with benefits.

Trane Honors Memphis Development with Energy Efficiency Leader Award.
Award recognizes collaborative effort to revitalize historic community building with energy management solutions.

Cregger Company acquires Carolina Plumbing Supply.
The Cregger Co., effective November 2017, will add its 32nd location with the acquisition of Seneca, S.C.-based Carolina Plumbing Supply.

Trane expands Columbia South Carolina production plant. Creates 700 new jobs.
Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort systems and services and brand of Ingersoll Rand, is expanding its existing manufacturing complex, by 680,000 square foot, at 400 Killian Road in Columbia, South Carolina.

Winsupply acquires Certified Plumbing and Electrical Supply.
Winsupply Inc., headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, has acquired Certified Plumbing and Electrical Supply Co. Inc., based in Live Oak, Fla., a regional distributor serving plumbing and electrical contractors in northern Florida.

Farewell to Contracting Industry Legend, Jim Abrams.
Jim Abrams' final public appearance and business building talk will take place this October in Orlando.

Verasys Controls Installed At Missouri Foodbank.
This building controls system enables the St. Louis facility to monitor remotely its vital dry goods storage and refrigeration and freezer warehouses.

Morrison, Inc. earns Mitsubishi’s Diamond Commercial Contractor.
Morrison, Incorporated is proud to announce the company has earned Diamond Commercial Contractor status from Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc.

Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery moves to the heart of Naples.
Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery is setting up shop in downtown Naples, Florida, in the emerging Design District.

ASHRAE Releases New Edition of Principles of HVAC Textbook
-- Eighth edition of textbook updated based on the 2017 ASHRAE Handbook --

Robert Turner joins HVAC RepCo
HVAC RepCo is pleased to announce that Robert Turner has joined as a Territory Manager for Georgia and East Tennessee.

Cooper&Hunter Becomes an Official Partner of the Florida Panthers.
At the start of the 2017-2018 season, fans will see Cooper&Hunter signage throughout the BB&T Center including dasherboards, LED ribbon boards and other in-game features, that will touch hockey fans not only locally, butacross the nation.

The Future of Flat Rate Pricing: Business Seminar in Atlanta on June 23rd.
Seminar aims to help HVAC, plumbing and electrical service company owners understand the history and know the future of flat rate pricing.

TRC Announces Addition of First Non-Mercury Thermostat Manufacturers to Its Membership - ecobee and Nest Labs.
TRC has reached a new milestone and welcomes its first non-mercury thermostat manufacturers to its membership – ecobee and Nest Labs.

Johnson Controls Acquires Five YORK® Branches from M&A Supply Co. Inc.
Branches become part of Source 1™ HVAC Supply Network; allow company to accelerate growth in South Carolina, Georgia and Florida markets.

SEMCO Names the Trane GA/AL Sales District as "Rep of the Year–2016" at the Las Vegas AHR Expo.  Trane's Georgia/Alabama territory has banner year with SEMCO chilled beam, controllable pump module and dedicated outdoor air dehumidifier system (DOAS) sales.

Modine Innovation Tour Travels to Miami.
Cutting-edge HVAC manufacturer to host hands-on event with the latest HVAC technology and professional development seminars in Miami Feb. 28.

A/C E-commerce Company Seeking Licensed HVAC Contractors. Introduces New Job Sources in Texas, Georgia.

Watsco attributes its growth to its line-up of e-commerce sites and mobile apps.
An aggressive online strategy is helping to drive up revenue and profits at Watsco Inc., a distributor that operates four e-commerce sites and several mobile apps for selling heating, ventilation and air-conditioning products.

Trane Residential HVAC Manufacturing Plant Leaving Fort Smith.
The Trane residential HVAC manufacturing plant in Fort Smith is leaving the city and transferring to four other U.S. Facilities, according to a company spokesperson.

Murray Supply opens first South Carolina location on Bluff Road.
A new 42,000-square-foot commercial plumbing and distribution company opened last month in Columbia SC.

New Port Richey Plumber Named As Florida PHCC President.
Frankie Roman of Roman Plumbing in New Port Richey, Florida, has been inducted as the President of the Florida Plumbing - Heating - Cooling Contractors Association (PHCC).

HVAC Program Opens New Facility.
The heating, ventilation and air conditioning program at Piedmont Technical College is on its way to becoming the premier training facility in the southeast with the recent addition of a state-of-the-art building.

Ferguson CFO Dave Keltner named CFO of the Year by Virginia Business magazine.
Ferguson CFO Dave Keltner was recently named CFO of the Year by Virginia Business magazine. The award recognizes Chief Financial Officers whose ingenuity and dedication have led to success for their companies, their staff and their professional careers.

AAF Has Joined with Flanders to Better Serve You.
American Air Filter Co., Inc. has acquired Flanders Holdings LLC (Flanders), a leading air filter manufacturer in the United States. With this acquisition, Flanders’ expertise in manufacturing air filtration products will be integrated into AAF International.

Rinnai America Unveils Cutting Edge Customer Experience Facility.
Multifunctional facility will serve as a center of expertise for industry events, training seminars, customer visits and product demonstrations.

HVAC Industry's Air Curtains Expected to Help U.S. Fight Oncoming Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus.  The seemingly inevitable spread of Zika virus from South America to North America through mosquito contact this summer is prompting additional interest in HVAC industry air curtains by commercial building managers in the most vulnerable fields, such as healthcare, hospitality and education.

Winsupply acquires PVF supplier K&J Supply of Pensacola, Florida.
Winsupply Inc., one of the largest distributors in the nation, has purchased majority ownership of K&J Supply, Pensacola, Florida, a distributor of industrial pipe, valves and fittings that serves the Gulf Coast.

ARS Expands in the Greater Atlanta Area by Acquiring Allgood Plumbing, Electric, Heating & Cooling.  American Residential Services (ARS), a Memphis, Tenn. based, privately-held national provider of air conditioning, heating and plumbing services, has acquired the assets of Allgood Plumbing, Electric, Heating & Cooling in Snellville, GA.

Uniweld Launches The New SmarTech™ Digital Manifold With Bluetooth Connectivity to Their Complementary SmarTech™ App for The HVAC Industry.
Uniweld Products, Inc. is excited to introduce their new SmarTech™ Digital Manifold and free SmarTech™ App for use in the HVAC/R industry as well as their new SmarTech™ Digital Vacuum Gauge.

Nailor Industries, Inc. releases innovative Florida Product Approved Louvers.
Nailor Industries, Inc. has released their line of Florida Product Approved Aluminum Louvers. These louvers have been tested to TAS-202, rated up to 200 psf, and are Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Labeled and Classified ZHLA Windstorm Assemblies.

Fresh-Aire UV® Names Daugherty Sales "Rep of the Year--2015" at Orlando's AHR Expo 2016.  Fresh-Aire UV®, Jupiter, Fla., the largest manufacturer of UVC and PCO/carbon indoor air quality (IAQ) products in North America, named Daugherty Sales Company Inc., Charlotte, N.C., as its "Rep of the Year--2015" at the International Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo 2016), Jan. 26, in Orlando, Fla.

HVAC Brain Meets Increasing Demand for Humidifiers in Hot Yoga Studios
Nortec RH2 and NHEL, sold by HVAC Brain, provide ideal humidification for the hot yoga studio environment. 

Danfoss Breaks Ground On New Application Development Center, Enables HVACR Compliance With Low-GWP And Efficiency Standards And Regulations.
New "Engineering Tomorrow Application Development Center" will provide laboratory testing of HVACR equipment and facilitate future R&D initiatives.

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Program Preparing Skilled Technicians.
Every private residence, business, industry and agency needs the skill of technicians trained in the installation, maintenance and repair of air conditioning, refrigeration and heating systems. Because these systems are increasing in complexity, skilled technicians are in continuous demand to keep them running at maximum capacity.

New PHCC Chapter Organized in South Carolina.
The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) is pleased to announce the formation of the first PHCC-affiliated state chapter in South Carolina.

New Johnson Controls HVAC Supply Center in Jacksonville, Florida, offers easy, one-stop shopping for contractors.  Source 1 store celebrates grand opening; offers York, Guardian and Source 1 products. 

LG Electronics Opens Expanded Headquarters For Thriving U.S. Air Conditioning Systems Business.  Cutting-Edge Facility Aims to Connect and Educate Contractors, Engineers and Industry Leaders, Boost Local Economy.

Emerson Climate Technologies to Release HVAC On-Air Podcast Series.
The podcasts feature discussions of industry issues with key contractors and include a set of homeowner-focused podcasts that contractors can use as a resource with customers.

American Standard Withdraws Plans for Tennessee Manufacturing and Distribution Facility.  American Standard Brands is withdrawing plans to establish a new manufacturing and distribution facility in Davidson County, Tennessee, the company announced today.

Trane Commercial Sales Office Opens in North Charleston, South Carolina, Lowcountry Region. Trane, a leading global provider of indoor solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of its new commercial sales and service office in North Charleston, South Carolina.

Morsco buys Murray Supply Company.
MORSCO, a Fort Worth-based distributor of commercial and residential plumbing, heating and cooling equipment (HVAC), and pipe, valves and fittings (PVF), has acquired substantially all of the assets of Murray Supply Company (“Murray Supply”), a leading plumbing supply company based in North Carolina.

NCPMA announces plans for 2015 Summer Convention.
NCPMA invites cooling, heating and plumbing contractors, and associates to be a part of their 2015 Summer Convention. This event will be taking place at the Holiday Inn Resort in Wrightsville Beach from Wednesday, July 8th through Sunday, July 12th.

In keeping with the trend for home comfort systems that can be controlled from anywhere an Internet connection is available, Daikin has introduced its next generation ComfortNet® CTK04 communicating thermostat.

Venice's “Best Heating & Air Conditioning Company” Offers HVAC Technician Jobs.
Tri County Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc. is pleased to announce that they have won the 1st Place title of “Venice’s Best Heating & Air Conditioning Company” in the Herald-Tribune’s 2015 Reader’s Choice Awards.

WinWholesale Opens Miami, FL Winsupply.
Miami Winsupply has opened to provide wholesale plumbing contractors in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties with an inventory of high quality plumbing products, supplies and services.

MKT Metal Manufacturing is seeking a territory sales representative.
MKT Metal Manufacturing, a successful provider of sheet metal products and services for mechanical contractors, is seeking a territory sales representative to serve MD, DC & North VA areas.

Emerson Climate Technologies Launches New ‘Getting Comfortable with Designer Air’ Webinar Series. Emerson experts will discuss how modulating technologies are enabling enhanced comfort and improved efficiency in homes and businesses in the United States.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the coming final approval of HFC-32 (R-32) refrigerant for use in certain refrigeration and air conditioning applications.

Regional Trane dealers make donation to Wounded Warrior Project®
Trane Heating & Cooling dealers in the Lyon Central Ad Club kept their promise to their customers. In late 2014, a Trane radio campaign advertised that a portion of the Ad Club’s profits would be donated to a worthy military charity.

Carrier, ecobee Expand Strategic Relationship.
Carrier Corp. has made a minority equity investment in ecobee, Inc., marking an expansion in the parties' strategic relationship following their collaboration to create the new Wi-Fi-enabled Carrier® Côr™ thermostat.

hilmor Announces ‘Retool Your Future’ Scholarship Contest Winners.
After hundreds of submissions, tool manufacturer hilmor® announces the six scholarship recipients of its Retool Your Future scholarship contest. Established to support the next generation of HVAC/R technicians, the Retool Your Future competition awards each winner a $5,000 scholarship, innovative hilmor tools, a trip to the AHR EXPO in Chicago.

HouseCall Pro, a Free App for iOS and Android, Launches Nationwide. HouseCall Pro allows service professionals to run their business from their smartphone with an all-in-one tool.

Trane Supply Hosts Open House at New Erlanger, Kentucky Store in Metropolitan Cincinnati.  Trane Supplyis hosting an open house at its new metropolitan Cincinnati area store in Erlanger, Kentucky. Lunch will be served and additional HVAC manufacturers will be exhibiting.

Rinnai Moves Tankless Rack System Assembly To Peachtree City, GA.
Rinnai, the number-one selling brand of tankless water heaters in the US and Canada, has begun assembly of its Commercial Tankless Rack System (TRS) at Rinnai America’s Headquarters in Peachtree City, Georgia.

Fresh-Aire UV Factory Expansion Supports Growth and Cutting-Edge Air Purification Tech Development.
Fresh-Aire UV expansion now houses one of industry's few ASHRAE 52.2 and 145.2-compliant test chambers for air purification products.

Trane Supply Hosts Open House at Miami Store.
Open House to be Held on Wednesday, Jan. 14

Trane Supply Store Opens in Fredericksburg, Va.
Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, is opening a new Trane Supply store in Fredericksburg, Va, to make heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) parts, supplies and equipment more accessible for customers in the Fredericksburg area.

Service Experts Acquires A-Plus Air of Maryland.
Purchase Allows Service Experts to Expand in Virginia, Maryland.
Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, Wheeling, Illinois, announced a strategic acquisition of Bryans Road, Maryland-based A-Plus Air Conditioning & Heating Co.

Clark County (KY) School is Awarded 'Center of Excellence' for Sustainability from SEMCO.  Geothermal and chilled beam design makes George Rogers Clark H.S., Lexington, Ky., one of North America's most sustainable schools.

Ingersoll Rand Foundation Presents $100,000 Grant to the Urban League of Central Carolinas.  Ingersoll Rand Foundation presented a grant to the Urban League of Central Carolinas (ULCC) today to fund Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) National Certification training courses for under/unemployed individuals in the Charlotte area.

Ferguson partners with LUXE Linear Drains.
The award-winning collection of linear and square tile insert drains is now available through Ferguson’s expansive North American network.

Green HVAC Design Helps School District Cut Utility Costs by 35% in New 30% Larger H.S. Clark County (Kentucky) school's innovative hybrid HVAC design using geothermal, chilled beams, heat recovery and other technologies.

2014 ASHRAE Handbook Focuses on Refrigeration
ATLANTA – The 2014 ASHRAE Handbook—Refrigeration, which covers refrigeration equipment and systems for applications other than human comfort, is now available for purchase.

American Pipe and Supply Announces Opening of New Facility in Nashville.
This expansion represents expanded inventory offerings for Birmingham-based supplier.

DOE invests $6M to support commercial building efficiency. Project will help businesses cut energy costs, reduce carbon pollution.

Greenheck Offers Complete Line of Industrial Dampers.
Greenheck industrial dampers are heavy-duty, flanged-style frame dampers with various blade styles and pressure classes designed to control airflow and provide shut-off in HVAC and industrial process control systems.

Coleman® brand of Johnson Controls presents Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary Road King Motorcycle to Johnstone Supply-Knoxville.
Distributor wins motorcycle by posting largest percentage increase in year-over-year purchases of Coleman HVAC equipment.

PennBarry Selects Gorham/Schaffler Inc. as New Representative in Memphis, TN.
PennBarry, a leading manufacturer of commercial and industrial supply and exhaust fans, today announced Gorham/Schaffler Inc. as their exclusive representative in Memphis, TN and surrounding counties, effective March 2014.

SpeedClean is happy to announce its official acceptance into the Fujitsu Solutions Partner Program. This partnership allows SpeedClean and Fujitsu the full benefit of joint marketing and promotional activities, while providing contractors and end users alike the peace of mind knowing these two world class brands are aligned behind proper mini split coil maintenance.

Johnson Controls introduces industry-leading Luxaire® Ovation™ Ultra High Efficiency Unit.   The combination of the unit’s two-stage compressor, variable-frequency drive (VFD), high-efficiency indoor/outdoor coil and premium-efficiency indoor/outdoor motor delivers the highest AHRI-listed efficiencies in the industry – up to 18.1 SEER and 14.35 EER.

The Sullivan College of Technology and Design in Louisville, Kentucky has been granted accreditation of their HVAC program by HVAC Excellence.
With over 1,200 HVAC programs in the United States, how can prospective students identify which program will put their career on the fast track to success? How can an employer identify a program that has the resources and administrative support to help them find graduates for employment?

Camfil APC Expands Corporate Headquarters.
Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) has expanded its corporate headquarters here with the recent opening of a 13,600 sq. ft. (1,263 sq. meter) office facility for sales and administrative staff.

Fresh-Aire UV® Announces Daugherty Sales as "Rep of the Year--2013" at New York's AHR Expo 2014.  The 14-year-old manufacturer’s representative firm presented dozens of UV technology seminars and installation tips on Fresh-Aire UV’s APCO®, Blue-Tube UV® and the Mini-UV System™ to large HVAC contracting companies and wholesale distributors throughout its territory of North Carolina and South Carolina.

Emerson Announces New Wi-Fi Enabled Thermostat
New Sensi™ thermostat offers contractors simple set-up, unique branding opportunities
Sensi thermostat will be manufactured and marketed by White-Rodgers, a business unit of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) and part of the Emerson Climate Technologies business segment.

Uniweld Products Conducts Sales Training Seminar For HVACR Equipment With Galpa Export USA. Uniweld conducts HVAC/R seminar with Galpa Export USA, a Florida based refrigeration and conditioning equipment distributor of globally renown brands.

Emerson Climate Technologies Launches New Electronic Valve Kit for Refrigeration Systems. Emerson XEV Kit includes everything required to replace existing expansion valves with an energy-efficient, full electronic solution.

Noritz Sizing Calculator Designed to Support Tankless Water Heater Selection for Both Consumer and Contractor.   By answering two simple questions, homeowners can make a preliminary determination of the tankless water heater model needed and locate a qualified local installer. This information makes it easier for the contractor to quote the right solution.

Johnstone Supply opens in Daytona. Johnstone Supply, a Portland, Ore.-based wholesale distributor of parts and accessories used in heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration equipment, has opened a store — its first in Volusia County — at 1871 Mason Ave. in Daytona Beach.

Sontay announces partnership with Kele.
Sontay, the control, measurement and HVAC peripherals specialist, has announced an exciting new distribution partnership with Kele, a leading supplier of building automation products based in North America.

FieldAware Raises the Bar in Field Service Automation with New Mobile Apps.
FieldAware, a leader in cloud-based, made-for-mobile field service automation solutions, has released new apps designed to increase field service productivity and customer service while maximizing revenue potential.

Honeywell Introduces Remote Monitoring Service for Residential Heating and Cooling Systems.  Innovative Offering Provides Contractors 24-hour Access to Home owners Heating and Cooling System.

Coburn Supply Company Inc. is placing a distribution center in the Greenwood-Leflore Industrial Park in Mississippi. 
Company president Don Maloney tells the Greenwood Commonwealth that the Greenwood facility will employ between 30 and 40 people once it is fully operational.

Michael & Son Services automates Field Service Operations with MO.S.T. Contractor Software.  Michael & Son Services is a Plumbing, Electrical, HVAC, Remodeling Residential Contractor that started servicing the Washington DC metro area, and has expanded operations to Richmond VA, Norfolk VA, Baltimore MD, Raleigh NC, Charlottesville VA and Charlotte, NC.

New Course on Commercial Building Energy Audits Offered by ASHRAE in Fall Online Course Series.  Given the tremendous growth in emphasis on energy efficiency in existing buildings, private markets are looking for cost-effective investments to make in buildings.

ShuBee® Joins the Global Shipping Market.   Announces Availability to Ship to Over 90 Countries.

Greensboro Plumbing Supply Announces New President of Company.
Greensboro Plumbing Supply (GPS), announced Bob Nelson has been promoted to the position of President, from his former position as Vice President of Sales, effective July 25, 2013.

Parker Hannifin – Sporlan Division Announces CHILLSKILLS Sporlan Online Training Platform for its Customers.  Sporlan unveiled CHILLSKILLS Sporlan Online Training, an innovative training website specially designed by Sporlan Sales Engineers, for training customers with self-paced online modules to help them understand Sporlan products and the HVAC/R industry.

MSD Research, Inc., an innovator of HVAC products announced the launch of its ALL-ACCESS Condensate Cleanout Device.
The Model AA1 device installs easily into ¾” or 1” PVC drain lines in either the horizontal or vertical position. Once installed, the technician will never need to cut the drain line again to service it.

TSI Introduces Expanded Capability Hydronic Manometers.
TSI Incorporated, manufacturer of precision measurement instrumentation, is pleased to introduce an expanded capability line of Hydronic Manometer Models HM675 and HM685, for use to balance commercial hydronic heating and cooling systems, check pump performance and to set balancing valves.

HVAC Industry Professionals Will Gather in Atlanta for Fall Technical Conference.
The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA), an association of HVAC industry professionals, including air systems cleaning specialists, mold remediators and HVAC inspectors, is prepping for its Fall Technical Conference, September 26-28 in Atlanta.

AirGuide Opens Clarksdale, Mississippi, Manufacturing Plant.
A manufacturer of parts for the HVAC industry and energy efficient lighting products, AirGuide, officially opened the company’s manufacturing operations in Clarksdale, Mississippi. The new $720,000 facility will create 40 full-time jobs. Last August, the company announced consolidation of its operations in Mexico and Houston, Tex., into the Clarksdale facility.

Source Refrigeration & HVAC Acquires Fournier Air Conditioning of Jacksonville, Florida.  Acquisition Builds on Source’s Leading Position in the Refrigeration and HVAC Market, Provides New Growth Opportunities for Fournier.

Industry Leading HVAC Firm, Morris-Jenkins, Implements ServMan Service Enterprise Software for All-In-One Business Management Solution.  Cube Six, Inc. announced today that Morris-Jenkins Company, one of the largest residential heating and air conditioning service providers in the United States, has completed the initial implementation of Cube Six’s ServMan ERP Software for an all-in-one business management solution.

HVACR Programmatic Accreditation on The Rise.
HVACR programmatic accreditation continues to grow. Sixteen newly accredited programs were recognized for their accomplishments at the HVAC Excellence National HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference.

Central Carolina Technical College Granted HVAC Excellence Accreditation.
Now that the program has been granted accreditation it can: provide employers with confidence in the quality of the program, assist students in selecting a program, assist students with transfer credits, help the students with advanced placement in the United Association apprenticeship program.

Labor Cabinet Partners with Kentucky Association of Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Contractors.  The Kentucky Labor Cabinet has entered into an association-based partnership with the Kentucky Association of Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Contractors (KAPHCC), a professional trade association with a membership of more than 800 members.

SOURCE REFRIGERATION & HVAC ACQUIRES TP Electrical.  Acquisition Strengthens Source’s Growing Capabilities and Presence in the Southeast.  Source Refrigeration & HVAC (Source), a portfolio company of Arsenal Capital Partners (Arsenal), today announced the acquisition of TP Electrical (TP).

Fredericksburg HVAC Company Honored With Multiple Industry Awards.
Robert B. Payne, Inc., Receives Several Top Honors for Outstanding Service at Dealer Event.

New ZIP Economizer™ the Fast Route to Reliable Energy Savings.
The ZIP Economizer has been developed to allow for easy user interaction when setting up or troubleshooting Economizer systems and RTUs.

Murray Supply Company, wholesale distributor based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina is pleased to announce the promotion of Marian Borland to Branch Manager for the Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Branch located in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Mitsubishi Electric Engineer Elected President of ASHRAE Atlanta Chapter.
Mitsubishi Electric US Cooling & Heating Division, America's No. 1 selling brand of ductless cooling and heating technology, announced that Charles Miltiades, senior controls engineer, has been elected president of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Atlanta Chapter for the 2012-2013 term.

Noritz Awards Carolina Plumbing + HVAC Installer Grand Prize in its National Contractor Appreciation Promotion.  Brothers Air, Heat & Plumbing of Rock Hill, S.C., wins a Yamaha Rhino 4x4 utility vehicle, the top award in the Noritz 2012 PROCard Promotion.

Bowling Green Technical College Granted HVAC Excellence Accreditation.
HVAC Excellence is pleased to announce that the Bowling Green Technical College has been granted accreditation of its Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) program.

Drake State Technical College HVAC program receives accreditation.
The Heating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) program at Drake State Technical College has received accreditation from HVAC Excellence.

Win a Super Bowl Party for Ten, Delivered Right to Your Door!
HVAC/R Master Distributor Metropac Industries and Johnson Controls have teamed up again for their Super Bowl Party Promotion. Wholesalers purchasing Johnson Controls products from Metropac will earn “yards” towards a complete super bowl party for ten.

HVAC Division of Mitsubishi Electric US Sponsors Champions Tour Greater Gwinnett Championship.  The HVAC Division of Mitsubishi Electric US (Mitsubishi Electric), America's No. 1 selling brand of ductless cooling and heating technology, is proud to announce its sponsorship of the PGA Champions Tour® Greater Gwinnett Championship

CPS Products, Inc. Acquired by Harbour Group.  CPS is a manufacturer of tools, equipment, and instruments used around the world by professional technicians who service commercial HVAC/R systems.

Murray Supply Volunteers at Dash Baseball Game to Support the Ronald McDonald House.  Winston-Salem, North Carolina based wholesale plumbing distributor Murray Supply Company volunteered with a group of sales associates from the Winston-Salem Branch at a Dash baseball game on August 13, 2012 where they served concessions to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House.

Tennessee Technology Center (Memphis) Granted HVAC Excellence Accreditation. The Tennessee Technology Center Memphis campus has been granted accreditation of their Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) program by HVAC Excellence.

Rockledge Winsupply Opens on Florida’s Central East Coast.
Rockledge Winsupply has opened on Florida’s central east coast to serve residential plumbers, schools districts, hospitals, motels and hotels with natural gas and water heating supplies and products. The company also carries gas grille supplies and igniter switches.

AirGuide to Locate Manufacturing Operations in Clarksdale, Miss.
Clarksdale, Miss. – Governor Phil Bryant and officials from AirGuide announced today the company is locating manufacturing operations in Clarksdale, Miss. The project represents a company investment of $720,000 and will create 40 full-time jobs.

Watsco Rolls Out Contractor Mobile Assist Apps to its Independent Contractor Community Powered by SurfBI mobile.  Watsco, Inc. has successfully rolled out Contractor Mobile Assist apps on the iPhone, iPad, Android Tablets and phones, to enhance and optimize services to its 50,000 contractor customers.

Florida A&M University Doubles Down on Energy Efficiency With Siemens Performance Contract.  Sweeping Campus Infrastructure Project Will Dramatically Reduce Energy Consumption, Put Local Contractors to Work and Create New Local Skilled Trades Jobs.

PHCC Asks VP Biden to Help Spread the Word of the Professionalism of the Industry. A little over a week after Vice President Biden commented that “there are an awful lot of smart plumbers,” the president of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) has reached out to Mr. Biden for help in spreading positive messages about the plumbing profession whenever he can.

Gulf Coast Supply Will Be Among the Vendors Featured at the Florida Roofing & Sheet Metal Expo in Orlando. The Florida Roofing & Sheet Metal Expo is scheduled for June 27-30 in Orlando. The annual event is put together by the Florida Roofing, Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors Association, Inc., (FRSA).

Luxaire extends sponsorship of Make-A-Wish into 2014.  Luxaire first embarked on a sponsorship of Make- A-Wish in 2001. Since that time, Luxaire has donated more than $2.4 million to the organization, enough to grant nearly 330 wishes.

Rheem Opens a New PROSTOCK Store South of Atlanta with Hughes Supply.
McDonough, Ga.-based store will distribute Rheem HVAC parts and aftermarket supplies to local contractors.

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HVACR Educators Conference - Exhibitor Registration Is Open.  
A recent energy study showed that 85% of replacement residential air conditioning systems were improperly installed.

Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating Taps Jerry Stiller for “Split Personality” Ad Campaign.  In May, millions of people across the country began to see new TV and online ads from Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating (Mitsubishi Electric) that feature actor and comedian Jerry Stiller.

Ferguson showroom in Raleigh reopens.  
After a tornado virtually destroyed the location last spring, reconstruction is complete and the showroom is ready for business.




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