Midwest HVAC News
Uponor wins Minnesota Manufacturing Sustainability Award
from Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.
The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal recently announced
Uponor North America is the 2020 Manufacturing
Sustainability Award honoree recognizing the commitment to
conserving water, reducing waste, improving energy
efficiency and empowering labor.
BASfest Now a Hybrid Building
Automation Education Tour.
Attend this free industry event virtually or in-person.
10 Ways To Get More HVAC Leads.
Are you having a hard time getting HVAC leads? It’s a common
problem for many businesses, including HVAC companies.
New Website Platform to Change the Trades Industry and
Improve the Customer Experience.
Will Video Chat a Pro be the
future of DIY home and automotive repair and hiring local
AirThreds releases the HVAC Filter doing more for homes and
This summer, AirThreds is the green concept company
launching a new way to better care for HVAC systems.
SmartAC.com Exits Stealth In Time For Summer with a DIY HVAC
Monitoring Platform, Offering Homeowners Convenience and
Savings. Powered by a
$10M Series A, SmartAC.com is committed to making AC
ownership easier and more affordable.
Modine Announces Launch Of Authorized Contractor Program To
Build And Support Long-Term Customer Relationships.
Global HVAC leader's innovative initiative to connect
residential contractors directly with homeowners now
Uponor Distribution Center now powered 100 percent by wind
Uponor is committed to using
100 percent renewable resources to power its facilities
globally by 2025.
How VR Training Integrates Into Your Current Training.
Chances are if you have a growing HVAC business in the
southwest, you already have an HVAC training program in
place for your new and existing HVAC tech team members.
New Research Reveals Next-Generation Design Opportunities
for HVAC Systems and Heat Pumps.
Studies find small-diameter copper tube matches performance
while reducing weight and volume of heat exchangers
Continental Materials Corp Acquires American Wheatley and
Global Flow Products.
CMC’s second acquisition this
quarter – expands commercial HVAC capabilities.
Munch’s Supply Purchases Colorado-based Comfort Air
Leading Midwest-based HVAC
distributor expands into new geography.
Nortek Global HVAC Celebrates 100-Year Anniversary.
The anniversary celebration
will focus on the company’s innovations from the past and
prospects for the future.
Winsupply names 9 manufacturers 2018 Vendors of the Year.
Winsupply Inc., one of the nation’s largest wholesalers, has
named its 2018 Vendors of the Year in their respective
First Supply is expanding its presence in Edina, Minnesota,
with the addition of Gerhard’s Kitchen & Bath Store.
Gerhard's Joins Forces with
Kohler Signature Store in Edina.
Gustave A. Larson Company & GPS Education Partners Announce
Industry Workforce Initiative.
Strategic partnership will
align Education to Industry and Students to Careers.
Emerson 2019 ASCO Engineering Scholarship Program is Now
Open for Applications.
The merit-based scholarships reward students' potential for
leadership and contributions to the engineering and related
TRC Applauds Illinois’ New
Mercury Containing Thermostat Regulations.
During a recent review of its plan for recycling mercury
containing thermostats, the Illinois Environmental
Protection Agency changed the goals set under the state’s
Thermostat Collection Act for the years 2015 to 2020.
Shurtape Helps Bridge the Skilled Trades Gap at the Sachse
Construction Academy in Detroit.
Tape manufacturer announces winner of $2,500 scholarship.
Daikin Applied Enhances Relationship with Thermosystems.
On its journey to become the number one applied HVAC leader,
Daikin Applied has enhanced its relationship with
Thermosystems to strengthen sales and service capabilities
in the region.
Lennox donates $20,000 in equipment to Salina Tech - Salina,
VFR might be the fastest-growing technology you’ve never
Grundfos Opens New Facility in Lenexa
Grundfos officially opened a new office in Lenexa, Kan. This
facility replaces Grundfos’ office in Olathe.
RCM Heating & Cooling Awards YORK® HVAC System to U.S.
New Lenox-based contractor and Johnson Controls partner to
honor Vietnam War veteran.
Munch’s Supply Acquires Michigan-based Tommark Company.
Munch’s Supply, a leading Midwest-based heating, ventilation
and air conditioning (HVAC) distributor has acquired Tommark
Company and its six Michigan branches.
Uponor opens new $6.5M Minnesota manufacturing plant.
Uponor has completed renovations on its $6.35 million
manufacturing facility in Hutchinson, MN.
Daikin Applied proposes expanding its manufacturing presence
On its journey to become the number one applied HVAC
manufacturer in North America, Daikin Applied announced its
proposal to expand production capabilities with a new
state-of-the-art, built-to-order manufacturing facility in
Southern Minnesota, north of the city of Faribault.
Aeroseal Offers Industry's First "Meet Code The First Time"
New Duct Sealing Program For Residential New Construction (RNC)
Projects Promises Fast Guaranteed Results with Lower Cost
For HVAC Contractors.
Viega Announces Major Expansion At Kansas Campus.
The construction and plumbing
industry supplier is building a new ProPress® Copper
manufacturing facility, and planning a new master
distribution center at its in McPherson, KS campus.
Blackhawk Supply Goes Online to Sell Its HVAC Products to
Blackhawk Supply, a name famous in Illinois for its HVAC
supplies, has just launched its Website along with a
Ben Franklin Plumbing, Announces New Hiring Campaign for
Professional Plumbing Jobs in Wichita, KS.
Ben Franklin Plumbing, the top plumbing company in Wichita,
Kansas, is proud to announce a new recruiting campaign.
Plumbers seeking employment with a top-notch company in
Wichita, KS may be interested in career opportunities at Ben
Uponor creates registered apprenticeship.
Program developed in concert with Minnesota Department of
Labor and Industry to recruit, train and retain skilled
Worly Plumbing Supply opens new Cincinnati location.
Columbus, Ohio-based Worly Plumbing Supply announces the
opening of its new Cincinnati area location. The new
facility has relocated to 12071 Best Place, Cincinnati,
Munch’s Supply Purchases Midwest-based O’Connor Company.
Leading Trane & American Standard HVAC distributor expands
to eight states.
Navien Takes a Stand on Consumer-purchased Equipment.
Navien has taken a strong
position in support of wholesale distribution only to
professionals and against consumer-purchased equipment.
First Supply opens new
La Crosse, Wis.-based
First Supply recently held a grand-opening event for its new
Weston, Wis., branch.
Winsupply opens new heating and air wholesale distributor in
Kansas City, Mo.
Winsupply Inc., one of the largest distributors in the
nation, has opened a new Winsupply company in Kansas City,
Watts opens new 229,000-sq.-ft. distribution center in
The facility is equipped with a warehouse management system,
up-to-date scanning technologies and new material-handling
Bard Manufacturing Company Builds HVAC Innovation and Design
The Bard Manufacturing Company has broken ground for the
James R. Bard Center for HVAC Innovation & Design at their
Bryan, Ohio, headquarters.
President Visits Loren Cook Co.
Loren Cook Co was chosen for its commitment to
manufacturing. Loren Cook Co., a manufacturer of commercial
fans and blowers, was chosen to host President Donald Trump
during his visit to Springfield.
SMACNA Greater Chicago Donates to Midwest Shelter for
Homelessness can happen to anyone, anywhere, depending on a
variety of circumstances and risk factors. But veterans, who
often find the transition back to civilian life difficult,
seem particularly susceptible.
Winsupply selects Vendors of the Year for 2016
Winsupply, one of the largest distributors in the nation,
has selected its annual Vendors of the Year for 2016 in
their respective product categories.
Cochrane Supply Becomes Distributor of Distech Controls,
Grows IIoT Building Controls Line.
Cochrane Supply &
Engineering, a leading Industrial IoT (IIoT) and Building
Controls Supplier, has signed an agreement with Distech
Controls, a subsidiary of Acuity Brands, Inc., to enhance
their building automation product offerings in Michigan,
Kentucky and parts of Ohio.
Daikin and GARDINER Join Forces
Daikin appoints new factory sales, parts, and service
provider in Northern Ohio; Better positions Daikin to become
the #1 HVAC leader.
BOMI International Announces the Release of the New
High-Performance Sustainable Buildings: HVAC Optimization
celebrate its 47th anniversary today, BOMI International has
released its new High-Performance HVAC Optimization learning
Venstar and Brauer Supply Ink Exclusive Deal for
Distribution of Venstar HVAC Control Products in the
Venstar®, a leading thermostat and energy management systems
supplier, today announced that it has signed an exclusive
agreement with Brauer Supply of St. Louis.
Grundfos Remote Management System Provides Ongoing Pump
Monitoring, Reduces Onsite Inspections.
The Grundfos Remote Management (GRM) system provides
facility managers and engineers remote access and control to
data and alarms from pumps, controllers, and auxiliary
HARDI Distributors Report 7.3 Percent Revenue Increase in
Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors
International (HARDI) released its monthly TRENDS report,
showing average sales for HARDI distributor members
increased by 7.3 percent in September 2016.
Airmaster Invests in Growth, Announces New Headquarters
Location and Brand Identity.
Airmaster, a leading manufacturer of air circulation and
ventilation solutions, announces new brand structure and new
Apprenticeship Program at its McPherson Facility.
Manufacturing program aims to train local students and
revitalize apprenticeship programs in the area.
Modine Innovation Tour heading to Columbus, Ohio.
Cutting-edge HVAC manufacturer to host hands-on event with
the latest in HVAC technology and continuing education
courses in Columbus on October 25.
Solutions Named New Rep Firm for DriSteem.
DRI-STEEM Corporation (DriSteem), a leading manufacturer of
humidification, evaporative cooling, and water treatment
systems, is pleased to announce the selection of Midwest
Mechanical Solutions as the new manufacturers’
Mayor Emanuel Breaks Ground On Plumbers’ Local 130 Training
State-of-the-Art Center Will Support More Than 4,000
Journeymen and Apprentice Plumbers.
DSG Donates $22,000 Worth Of HVAC Equipment To Madison Area
Dakota Supply Group (DSG) recently donated $22,000 worth of
Goodman HVAC equipment, including two 12.5-ton rooftop units
and four modulating furnaces.
2J Supply – A Dayton Top 100 Company.
For the second year in a row 2J Supply has been voted a
Dayton Top 100 Company by the Dayton Business journal. This
year, we ranked number 64.
MIACCA scholarship assists William Hunsaker in his career as
a HVAC Technical.
Ferris State Senior, William Hunsaker was awarded a
scholarship from Michigan Air Conditioning Contractors
ServiceTitan Partners with the Joseph Groh Foundation.
ServiceTitan donates $10,000 to assist the Groh Foundation
in providing financial support to those within the
construction and plumbing, HVAC, and electrical trades who
are living with life-altering injuries or illness.
Shurtape Technologies, LLC, Launches New Website:
Shurtape Technologies, LLC, a leading producer of
pressure-sensitive tapes, is making it even easier for
students, educators, tape distributors and more to access
helpful information about choosing and using
pressure-sensitive tapes with the launch of its new website:
Americaneagle.com and Munch's Supply Launch New Website in
Celebration of Munch's Supply 60th Anniversary.
Americaneagle.com and Munch's Supply are pleased to announce
the launch of their newly upgraded website in celebration of
their 60th Anniversary as an HVAC distributor serving
dealers and contractors in Illinois, Indiana and Michigan.
Northern Mechanical/Plumbing Contractors’ Association
launches new website.
The Northern Mechanical/Plumbing Contractors’ Association (NMPCA)
of Duluth announced the launch of their new brand, including
a new logo, website and Facebook page.
Carrier Great Lakes Teams up with Bradford White.
Award-winning Michigan and northern Ohio heating and cooling
distributor, Carrier Great Lakes is pleased to announce that
it will be stocking and selling Bradford White Water Heaters
at all seven of their Michigan and Ohio locations.
Michael Puckett, Midwest Technical Institute, Earns CMHE.
Congratulations to Michael Puckett of Midwest Technical
Institute, Brownsburg, IN, for having the title of Certified
Master HVACR Educator, "CMHE" bestowed upon him by HVAC
GRAFF to Debut New U.S. Flagship Showroom at LuxeHome® June
LuxeHome, the world’s largest collection of premier
boutiques for home building and renovation, located on the
first floor of the Merchandise Mart in downtown Chicago, is
excited to announce that GRAFF, manufacturer of contemporary
precision-engineered bath and kitchen fixtures, will open
its new U.S. flagship showroom June 2016.
New MovinCool 2016 Spot Air Conditioner Product Catalog.
The 20-page publication, which is available in English,
Spanish and French versions, covers MovinCool’s complete
lineup of portable spot air conditioners, heat pumps and
accessories. Customer testimonials are also featured.
2J Supply HVAC Distributors Continues to Grow.
It is not often that you can find unwavering tradition and
fast-paced progression in one company, but 2J Supply, a
regional HVAC distributor out of Dayton, OH, has
accomplished just that.
American Copper & Brass
moving Hillsdale headquarters, distribution center to Coldwater
The American Copper & Brass Main Distribution Center and
Corporate Headquarters are soon to be located in Coldwater,
MI, while retaining their current Willow Street location in
Hillsdale, MI for maintaining valued and ongoing service to
the community and contractors.
Mountain States Supply and
Mountainland Supply announce completion of merger.
Orem, Utah-based Mountain States Supply Co., and
Mountainland Supply Co., recently announced the completion
of a merger, effective Jan. 1, 2016.
Johnson Controls joins
White House roundtable to reinforce commitment to reducing
greenhouse gas emissions.
Company on track to meet $50 million R&D product investment
that benefits both the environment and building operators.
WeatherBug Home and
Honeywell Enable Smart Thermostat Users To See How Weather
Impacts Their Energy Use.
Linking weather big data with connected thermostats helps
unlock greater energy efficiency and comfort.
Political, Community Leaders Celebrate at Uponor
Groundbreaking Ceremony for $18M Expansion.
Uponor North America (Uponor) held an official
groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate the company’s seventh
expansion in the greater Twin Cities area.
Largest Home Services Provider Starts New Partnership with
Television Personality and Skilled Trades Supporter Mike
New partnership announced today to empower future HVAC
techs, plumbers and electricians. Brands commit to donating
$100,000 in scholarships to mikeroweWORKS Foundation.
ABB, Bosch and Cisco establish open-software venture to
unify smart home technology.
International joint venture mozaiq operations GmbH to offer
an open protocol smart home software platform for all home
appliances, devices and services, to simplify the experience
for home owners.
Rotunda Capital Acquires HVAC Distributor Munch's Supply Co.
Rotunda Capital Partners has taken a majority stake in
Munch's Supply Co., a wholesale distributor of heating,
ventilation and air-conditioning systems and related
Cost-Cutting and Green Pool HVAC Dehumidifier Retrofit Strategy.
Stevenson H.S. saves $400,000 in retrofit costs, adds to its
green mission and serves as a retrofit role model for future
dehumidifier retrofits too large to remove.
Midwest Technical Institute in Springfield, Illinois Granted
HVAC Excellence Accreditation.
Midwest Technical Institute in Springfield, Illinois has
earned accreditation of their Heating, Ventilation, Air
Conditioning and Refrigeration - HVACR program from HVAC
Gustave A. Larson Company Acquires Superior Distribution.
Today, the Gustave A. Larson Company, announced the
acquisition of the Superior Distribution Company and merger
of the two organizations serving the Indiana, Kentucky and
HVAC Brain Offers Direct Replacement for McQuay PTAC Air
HVAC Brain, Inc. now offers a complete selection of high
quality direct replacements for discontinued McQuay PTAC
models, manufactured by Islandaire.
Johnson Controls Hosts Grand Re-Opening of HVAC Supply
Contractors in the Madison, Wisconsin, area are invited to
attend the grand re-opening of the Johnson Controls Source 1
HVAC Supply Center at 929 Watson Ave. on April 16 from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m.
Adrian Steel Offers Upfit
Products for HVAC Professionals.
HVAC professionals have their hands full when it comes to
transporting all of the spare parts and tools in their work
Staley Named President of QTI Sensing
QTI Sensing Solutions has announced that John Staley has
been named President of the company. Previously Staley held
the position of Director of Business Development.
WinWholesale’s Carr Supply
Opens to serve contractors in the downriver area of Michigan.
Carr Supply has opened a new branch in Taylor, Mich.,
providing high quality plumbing, heating/ventilation/air
conditioning (HVAC), and water service supplies and
equipment to contractors in downriver Michigan.
First Supply Undergoes Organizational Restructuring.
As First Supply works to keep pace with changes in the
industry and the needs of customers and employees, a new
organizational structure has been created.
New Johnson Controls HVAC supply center in Wauwatosa,
Wisconsin, provides one-stop shop for contractors. Store
handles York, Guardian and Source 1 products.
Johnson Controls celebrated the grand opening of its newest
Source 1 HVAC Supply Center in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, on Oct.
Emerson Climate Technologies Breaks Ground on HVACR
$35 million project to offer five specialized research
Emerson Climate Technologies broke ground today on its $35
million innovation center on the University of Dayton
campus. The facility will foster an ambitious, collaborative
approach to conducting research to create new technologies
that address heating, ventilation, air conditioning and
refrigeration (HVACR) industry challenges.
Dynamic Air Quality Solutions announces New Reps to Provide
High-Performance, Eco-Friendly V8 Air Cleaning Systems.
Dynamic Air Quality Solutions, a manufacturer and
distributor of high-performance indoor air quality products,
announced today that they have entered into agreements with
five new partners to distribute the Dynamic V8 Air Cleaning
Systems in key U.S. markets.
Rheem Graduates its 5,000th Tankless Training Participant.
The Rheem Water Heating Division in Montgomery, Ala.,
celebrated the graduation of its 5,000th Generation III
Tankless Training Program professional: Ed Phillips, master
plumber and owner of Ed Phillips Plumbing in College
ASHRAE, AHR Expo Return to Chicago for 2015 Winter
Registration is open for ASHRAE’s 2015 Winter Conference in
Chicago where attendees have the chance to discuss and
examine the latest topics in the building industry, network;
participate in technical tours; attend ASHRAE Learning
Institute courses; earn professional credits; and obtain
Viega announces plant
in McPherson KS.
The building will include a manufacturing hall for metal
fittings and office space. Ground will be broken on
the facility in November, weather permitting, with
manufacturing slated to begin in 2016.
Coming Together to Help
Make Wishes Come True.
distributors support Make-A-Wish® at events and fundraisers.
celebrates grand opening of HVAC Supply Center in Vernon Hills,
Illinois, for easy-to-access, one-stop shopping.
opens first of three new locations in Chicago area for York,
Guardian and Source 1™ products.
EMERSON CLIMATE TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR GLOBAL
HVACR INNOVATION CENTER.
New partnership with University of Dayton will create unique
research and education hub for Emerson and HVACR industry
TruTech Tools Ownership Change.
TruTech Tools, LTD is pleased to announce a change in
ownership. James C. Bergmann (father) and James L. Bergmann
(son) have stepped down and current President and CEO, Bill
Spohn and VP and Sales Manager, Eric Preston are now the
owners of TruTech Tools.
L.E. Smith Company Selected to Distribute KOHLER Plumbing
Products in Select Midwest Markets.
The L.E. Smith Company has been selected by Kohler Co to
distribute KOHLER plumbing products in Ohio, Indiana,
Michigan and the Chicagoland area.
Ferguson Enterprises Opens Midwest Distribution Center In
National plumbing supplier Ferguson Enterprises opened its
new 350,000 square foot distribution center in Celina, Ohio,
where Virginia-based company plans to create 70 jobs at its
first facility in the Midwest.
Online Visibility Pros Releases New Book: HVAC Marketing
The key to business growth in any industry is finding an
affordable and proactive method to capture new customers
through online marketing programs. This is especially true
in the HVAC sector; which is why Phoenix, Ariz. based Online
Visibility Pros recently published a book entitled HVAC
Jackson Systems Wins Gold in 2014 ACHR News Dealer Design
Jackson Systems was
recognized for excellence in product design in the 11th
annual Dealer Design Awards Program sponsored by The Air
Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News magazine.
Klein Tools Searches for the 2014 “Head of the Class”
Instructor of the Year.
Grand prize winner will receive $1,000 in cash and the
training center will receive $1,000 in Klein tools.
Celebrates 100th Anniversary as Family Business.
Madison Electric Company, one of Michigan’s largest
wholesale distributors of electrical, automation, HVAC, PVF,
plumbing, water management and network communication systems
and components, is celebrating 100 years as a Michigan
family owned business.
Air Masters Corporation Honored with Mechanical Contractors
Air Masters Corporation is proud to announce that they have
been selected as a winner in the 2014 Mechanical Contractors
Association Industry Benefit Fund Biennial Outstanding
Mechanical Installation Awards Competition.
John Strong, Owner of Economy Plumbing Supply Company in
Indianapolis, Elected President of the American Supply
John Strong is the President and Owner of Economy Plumbing
Supply Company in Indianapolis and was introduced as 2014
President at the American Supply Association (ASA) National
Convention in October, 2013. John's father, Herbert Strong,
held the ASA presidency in 1996. They are the first
father-son duo to hold the ASA presidency.
Republic Announces Plans
to Acquire the Assets of Yeomans Distributing Company.
The Republic Companies, a Quad City based company providing
HVAC/R, electrical, and energy management products and
solutions, today announced an agreement to acquire the
assets of Yeomans Distributing Company headquartered in
McQuay Drops PTAC Product
Line, Air Distributors Introduces Replacements.
McQuay announces they will discontinue their PTAC product
line. Air Distributors now stocking replacements for McQuay
Nortek Positions Itself as
Major Air Management Supplier with Acquisition of Thomas &
Betts' HVAC Business.
Company Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Global
Manufacturer of Commercial HVAC Equipment, Including
Well-Known Reznor® Brand, for $260 Million in Cash.
Dakota Supply Group buys longtime Rochester plumbing supply
Dakota Supply Group is buying Woodruff Co., a 67-year-old
Rochester plumbing and utilities wholesale supply firm.
Dakota Supply Group and the family-owned Woodruff have a
purchase agreement and the sale is expected to close on
April 30, according to Dakota CEO Todd Kumm.
PennBarry Selects HVA
Products Inc. as New Representative in Southeastern Wisconsin.
PennBarry, a leading manufacturer of commercial and
industrial supply and exhaust fans, today announced HVA
Products, Inc. as their new representative in the
southeastern areas of Wisconsin, effective March 2014.
First Supply Hires
President and Chief Operating Officer.
Madison, WI – First Supply is pleased to announce the
addition of Paul Kennedy as President and Chief Operating
Viega LLC Announces
Neczypor as New U.S. Director of Sales.
WICHITA, Kan. – March 2014 – Viega LLC has promoted Jeff
Neczypor as the new director of sales in the U.S.
Westside Mechanical Group
opens up Chicago Flagship office at 311 South Wacker, Suite
houses full service construction, design /build and HVAC
service for commercial and industrial sectors.
Missouri Company gets
SMART with Energy Saving Technology.
McQuerry’s 24Hr Heating & Air recently introduced the HVAC
Smart Chip ™ microprocessor to their customers.
Harry Dabner of Kennedy King College The Newest Certified
Master HVACR Educator.
HVAC Excellence is pleased to announce that Harry Dabner of
Kennedy King College in Chicago, IL has had the title of
Certified Master HVACR Educator bestowed upon him.
Arzel® Zoning Names Cathy
Langer as Marketing Administrator.
Arzel® Zoning is pleased to announce that Cathy Langer has joined
the Arzel® team as its Marketing Administrator. In this role, Cathy
will use her education and experience to assist in the development
of new marketing strategies as well as support the sales team and
distributors in their efforts to expand Arzel® Zoning’s reach.
Demand Response Feature Added to the Digi-RTU™ Developed by
This unique Demand
Response feature is a function within Bes-Tech’s APPA award
winning Digi-RTU rooftop HVAC optimization technology. The
Demand Response feature accepts the Demand Response load
limit factor signal from any third party’s Demand Response
Fresh-Aire UV® Introduces a Free UV-C Demonstration Trial
Program for Commercial/Industrial Building Owners.
Free on-site trial includes a full HVAC system IAQ analysis
valued at several thousand dollars and is available to
contractors and their building-owner customers.
Grainger Named a Top Workplace by Chicago Tribune.
Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of
maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving
businesses and institutions, was named to the Chicago
Tribune’s 2013 Top Workplaces list for the fourth
St. Louis HVAC Manufacturer's Rep. Gaus Scott Company Has Been Serving Missouri
and Illinois for over 50 years.
Gaus Scott Company, a St. Louis based HVAC manufacturer's
representative that specializes in HVAC design and sales they have
been serving the construction industry for over 50 years with
industry best customer service and a comprehensive line for
Growth within the First
Supply Family of Companies. January 2014.
First Supply is gearing up for anticipated future
success, and in doing so, has determined that the addition of two
key positions is needed. After an extensive search, consisting of
many qualified applicants, two individuals, with proven success,
RSES Announces Spring 2014
RSES has announced a schedule
of seminars from March through June. Each seminar will be
presented by an RSES Certified Trainer or Member and cover a
variety of topics. All seminars will be held from 8 a.m. to
Modern Refrigeration and
Air Conditioning 19th Edition Now Available.
The much awaited 19th Edition
of Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning is now
available at ESCO.
2J Supply Co Inc Receives
2013 Best of Columbus Award.
2J Supply Co Inc has been
selected for the 2013 Best of Columbus Award in the Air
Conditioning Equipment & Systems category by the Columbus
Welcomes New Executive Vice President.
Williams Distributing has gained a new leader from a
familiar face. Jeff Beaton has been named Executive Vice
President of the HVAC Group, consisting of HVAC, Hearth, and
Motors & Drives Divisions. Beaton, in his new role, will be
responsible for the direction and oversight of the HVAC Group as
WPL Publishing to Host
Webinar on Maximizing Value in Retro-Commissioned Buildings.
The interactive event, set to take place Dec. 3, is suited
for a wide range of professionals within the construction
community, including architects, engineers, public and
private owners, developers, construction managers,
contractors, subcontractors, consultants, and facility and
A new online training portal enables air-conditioning and
refrigeration technicians to take part in training on the newest
HVAC/R technologies, earn credits toward professional
accreditation, access a wide variety of technical reference
materials, and maintain an up-to-date record of their complete
training history – all in a single location.
Johnstone Supply Fosters Communication With Infor ION, Infor
Infor, a leading provider of business application software
serving more than 70,000 customers, today announced that
Johnstone Supply, a wholesale distributor for the HVAC and
property maintenance industries, has selected the latest
version of Infor Distribution SX.e for their corporate
office and distribution centers.
Supports Industry Research at Purdue University's New Ray W.
In keeping with its commitment
to innovation and environmental responsibility, Carrier is proud
to be a part of Purdue University's newly expanded heating,
ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) and refrigeration research
facilities at Ray W. Herrick Laboratories.
Make-A-Wish® Kansas to help wish kid Kaleb swim with sharks.
Company sponsors wish for teenager to swim with sharks as
part of Hawaii trip.
Air Curtains and Other
Green Tech Makes Chicago Supermarket Chain One of Nation's
Pete's Fresh Market's progressive energy strategy includes air
curtains, outdoor air dehumidification, CO2 refrigeration and
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
HM685, for use to balance commercial hydronic heating
and cooling systems, check pump performance and to set
Fulton Releases New
Condensing Hydronic Boiler to Market.
Endura™ Boiler Meets Market Demands for 1.5 and 2 Million
BTU/Hr Boiler Size Needs. Fulton
Companies (www.fulton.com), the global manufacturer of steam,
hydronic and thermal fluid heat transfer products, has released a
new line of condensing hydronic boilers.
Hart & Cooley, Inc. Builds
New Test Lab at Michigan Headquarters.
Construction is now complete on the 1,300 sq. ft. test
lab at the Hart & Cooley, Inc. headquarters in Grand Rapids,
Regal Beloit Corporation
Announces Plant Restructuring.
Regal Beloit Corporation has informed employees at its
Springfield, Missouri facility of the Company’s decision to
cease operations at the manufacturing facility, which
employs approximately 330 employees.
Constructing Progress in
the Windy City - MCA Chicago Celebrates 125 Years.
Celebrating 125 years of
dedication to the mechanical contracting industry, more than 350
guests attended a black-tie event at the elegant Art Institute
of Chicago on Saturday, June 1, 2013, honoring the Mechanical
Contractors Association of Chicago (MCA Chicago).
Delwood Supply celebrates 50 years in business.
Delwood Supply Co., which
has locations in Livonia and Royal Oak, is commemorating its
50th anniversary of serving plumbing professionals in Southeast
Michigan with a summer-long celebration.
Dairy Farm's Challenge
with Milking Units' Winter Freeze-Ups Gets Thawed with Air
winters take a toll on milking parlor's equipment, but air
curtains above cow entryways retain heat inside.
Sioux Chief Hosts Plant Tour for ASA Young Executives.
Rough plumbing manufacturing plant tour gives ASA wholesaler
and contractor executives an opportunity to understand Sioux
Chief product and process designs for time, labor, and money
savings in industry business practices.
Greenheck Toolbox App Now
Available for Download.
Greenheck’s new Toolbox App
contains a Fan Law Calculator and a Ductulator to help engineers
and contractors make quick calculations.
Thermosystems, Inc. as Representative in Chicago, IL for Terminal
Units, Fan Coils, Chilled Beams, and Displacement Ventilation
from Uponor Systems in New Habitat for Humanity® Eco Village
Among the sustainable features in the homes, including solar,
geothermal and rainwater harvesting, are Uponor’s plumbing, fire
sprinkler and radiant floor heating systems.
Greenheck Named Wisconsin
Manufacturer of the Year…Again.
Greenheck, the world’s leading manufacturer of air movement and
control equipment with corporate headquarters and several
manufacturing facilities in Schofield, Wisconsin, was selected
as the 2012 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year.
majority interest in Carr Supply.
WinWholesale Inc. has obtained a majority interest in a new
partnership with Carr Supply and Carr Supply of Michigan. Carr
Supply is a Columbus, Ohio-based wholesale distributor of
plumbing and HVAC supplies and equipment, and water well
supplies. The company also installs shower doors and closet
Solutions Celebrates 10 Years of Service.
Innovative Energy Solutions (IES), a Building Control Systems
and HVAC service provider in the Cincinnati area, announced that
the company celebrated its 10-year anniversary on December 2,
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Krueger-HVAC Releases New
Air Distribution Product Catalog.
Krueger-HVAC, a leading manufacturer of air distribution
products, today announced the release of their new Product
Catalog, which offers a variety of air distribution
solutions for commercial and industrial applications.
Rogers Supply Opens in Tinley Park.
Rogers Supply Company, the
premier HVAC/R wholesaler in central Illinois is now open
for business in the Tinley Park area. With corporate offices
and central distribution located in Champaign, Rogers Supply
brings their commitment to customer service and HVAC/R
experience to the Chicagoland area.
Dennis Supply and Venstar Ink Distribution Deal for HVAC
Venstar®, a leading thermostat and energy management systems
supplier, today announced that it has signed an exclusive
agreement with Dennis Supply Company of Sioux City, Iowa,
for the distribution of Venstar HVAC Control Products at the
Dennis Supply stores and Wayne Dennis Supply stores
throughout Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming.
Bismarck Winnelson Opens in North Dakota to Serve Regional
Focusing on quality products
and personalized customer service, Bismarck Winnelson has
opened to provide plumbing supplies, HVAC equipment, and
septic and sewer products to contractors within a 150-mile
Franklin Electric announces acquisition of Cerus Industrial
Cerus designs, manufactures,
and distributes motor controls, motor starters, contactors,
protection devices, and variable frequency drives to a wide
range of distributor and original equipment manufacturers in
North America who serve three primary markets: HVAC,
industrial motor sales and service, and pumping systems.
1-800-PLUMBING experiences spectacular growth as the first
licensee in South Dakota, MKL Plumbing utilizes the power of
this great vanity number!
1-800-Plumbing Inc licenses out the vanity phone number
“1-800-PLUMBING”. It is a powerful tool that many licensees
have already seen remarkable results.
LG Electronics Expands HVAC Training Series Across U.S. To
Support Energy-Efficient VRF Technology Education
LG Electronics, a worldwide
award-winning HVAC solutions provider, has expanded its
popular training series for Multi V III Variable Refrigerant
Flow (VRF) technology to an additional 15 markets across the
United States, including Baltimore, Cincinnati, Kansas City,
Miami, Minneapolis and Portland.
Naperville hosting free residential HVAC training class for
course to cover tips and techniques for proper heat load
York becomes official HVAC
partner of the NHL. Johnson Controls, the global leader in
delivering solutions that increase energy efficiency in buildings,
and the National Hockey League announced the York brand has
become the official heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)
partner of the NHL in North America for the 2012-13 season.
Sid Harvey’s Creates “Super Store” in Lombard.
Sid Harvey’s purchased
Control’D Engineering two years ago. Since then, they’ve
combined the Glen Ellen store with the Lombard facility to
create a hub with everything customers need.
MCA Chicago Announces New Board of Directors.
The Mechanical Contractors Association Chicago (MCA Chicago)
announces its 2012-2013 Board of Directors with Kevin
Condon, Great Lakes Plumbing & Heating, Chicago, as the
sponsorship of Make-A-Wish into 2014
Three-year, $750,000 commitment helps grant wishes for
seriously ill children
Over 500 Pack HVAC Excellence Educators Conference.
The train-the-trainer boot camp provided attendees nearly
forty sessions and nearly 80 exhibits.