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Winsupply's Support Services Campus Continues to Expand: New Location for Winsupply of North Dayton.
Winsupply of North Dayton, under the leadership of president Scott Ballard, will move from its current location at 3739 Inpark Circle in Dayton, Ohio, to Winsupply's Support Services Campus on Kettering Blvd.

DSG has broken ground for a new facility in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
Dakota Supply Group (DSG), a leading distributor of innovative products and services, proudly celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony for its new facility in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Caleffi Celebrates Expansion.
Caleffi recently held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the expansion of their facility at Milwaukee headquarters.

Peterman Brothers celebrates new class of Top Tech Academy grads.  21 new HVAC and plumbing techs kick off their careers with the leading local service provider after intensive four-month skilled trades training program.

Marcone HVAC Takes Home Collection of Industry Awards; Service Excellence, Sales Growth Rewarded.
Marcone, North America's largest distributor of appliance repair, HVAC, plumbing, commercial kitchen and pool and spa parts, today announced details about industry awards recently secured by its HVAC companies.

DSG celebrates 125 years young. Dakota Supply Group (DSG) is pleased to announce the launch of its year-long marketing campaign, 125 years young, celebrating its 125th year in business.

Robertson Heating Supply Announces Acquisition of MacDonald Supply. Robertson Heating Supply (RHS) is pleased to announce it has completed a definitive letter of intent to purchase the assets of MacDonald Supply.

Cochrane Supply Acquires Control Tech Supply to Broaden Its National Footprint. The acquisition will add customers from Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas.

2023 Trinity Warranty Solutions Annual Scholarship Award.
Trinity Warranty Solutions is pleased to announce the names of the 4 students who were awarded scholarships totaling $8,000 as part of the company’s annual scholarship program.

WorkWave Launches ServMan Mobile 2.0, Giving ServMan Customers the Power to Operate From Anywhere.
New, modernized mobile app streamlines workflow, greatly improves communication and enhances overall customer experience

Gryphon Investors Acquires Benoist Brothers.
Creates Leading Multi-Region HVAC/R Parts and Equipment Distribution Platform.
Marcone Acquires Munch’s Supply
In recent months, Munch’s Supply started moving into the Canadian market with two Ontario acquisitions.
Daikin Applied Invests in Long-Term Customer Care and Innovation with Two Acquisitions. Manufacturer representatives ThermalNetics and TriState HVAC Equipment join the Daikin Group.

Plumbing and Heating Wholesale recently acquired Wigman Co.
Sioux Center-based Plumbing and Heating Wholesale recently acquired Wigman Co., a 106-year industrial supplier based in Sioux City.

Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning & Contractor Commerce™ Join Forces to Launch Ecommerce Pilot Programry.

RLS Announces Major Expansion with New Headquarters Building, Manufacturing Plant and Training Center in St. Louis, Missouri.

Oatey Co. Partners with Manufacturer Representative Central Sales, Inc. in Nebraska and Iowa. Oatey Co., a leading manufacturer in the plumbing industry since 1916, today announced that Central Sales, Inc. (CSI) is now Oatey’s manufacturer representative in Nebraska and Iowa.

DSG Returns to Burnsville, MN with New Facility. Dakota Supply Group (DSG) has announced plans to open a new branch in Burnsville, Minnesota, in March 2022.

HVAC Businesses For Sale in Kansas.
There's opportunity in Kansas! We have a robust HVAC business for sale in one of the largest cities in Kansas.

Winsupply to open new distribution center in Oklahoma City.
Winsupply Inc., one of the nation’s largest distributors of construction and industrial supplies and equipment, will open a new regional distribution center in Oklahoma City in 2022.

DSG Expands into Michigan with Acquisition of Calverley Supply.
Dakota Supply Group (DSG) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Calverley Supply Company in an asset purchase effective July 1, 2021.

GARDINER Agrees to Become Johnson Controls Authorized Building Controls Specialist. As a leader in Northern Ohio's commercial HVAC & building automation industry, GARDINER today announced an agreement with Johnson Controls, a global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings to become an Authorized Building Controls Specialist (ABCS) for the state of Ohio and lower Michigan counties of Lenawee and Monroe.

The Charles D. Jones Company Acquires Air Conditioning Utilities. 
The Charles D. Jones Company is pleased to announce the acquisition of Air Conditioning Utilities located in Omaha, Nebraska. This acquisition will give the Charles D. Jones Company a total of 21 branches operating in Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, and Nebraska.

Air Products Supply expands into North Texas.
The Air Products Supply Company (APS), a trusted expert of geothermal heating and cooling in Oklahoma, has now expanded its services into North Texas

Winsupply acquires Discount Drainage Supplies, Ohio-based water works distributor. Winsupply Inc., one of the largest distributors in the nation, has completed the purchase of Discount Drainage Supplies, a waterworks distributor with three locations in Ohio.

Michigan Cannabis Grow-Op Increases Yields with HVAC System Retrofit.
Fabric duct combined with VRF pinpoint temperature/humidity is partially responsible for Real Leaf Solutions’ 20-percent marijuana harvest increase.

The New Flat Rate celebrates 10 years of helping contractors improve sales. Leading menu pricing software company has been increasing average service tickets since 2011.

Goodman Launches Nest Thermostat E + Goodman.
Google Nest’s smart thermostat pairs seamlessly with Goodman’s open protocol strategy.

Regional Sales Representative (RSR) -Great Lakes Region (Ohio, Indiana, Michigan)CDI is the nation’s fastest curb manufacturer in the HVAC industry. As a nation-wide company with manufacturing facilities located in the suburbs of Minneapolis, Dallas, Seattle, Charlotte, and Phoenix, CDI is rapidly growing and offering many opportunities for advancement.

Johnson Controls Opens State-of-the-Art HVAC Training Facility, Offering Remote & Hands-On Learning. The new commercial and residential HVAC training center offers extensive remote learning opportunities and socially distanced in-person, hands-on classes.

Lennox Provides Program for Contractors to Improve Indoor Air Quality.
Lennox International (NYSE: LII), a global leader in the heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration markets, has announced additional training that will provide contractors with the proper knowledge to help improve indoor air quality (IAQ) through their Building Better Air initiative.

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.

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 trade businesses?

AirThreds releases the HVAC Filter doing more for homes and the planet.
This summer, AirThreds is the green concept company launching a new way to better care for HVAC systems.

Cochrane Supply Announces Return of Controls-Con, A Smart Building Controls Conference, With All-New Hybrid Format!  Building automation and controls professionals can now attend this Smart Building Controls Conference and World’s FIRST Master Systems Integrator (MSI) Conference from anywhere with the addition of new virtual platform. Coming May 5th-7th, 2021! Exits Stealth In Time For Summer with a DIY HVAC Monitoring Platform, Offering Homeowners Convenience and Savings. Powered by a $10M Series A, 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 available nation-wide.

Uponor Distribution Center now powered 100 percent by wind energy.
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 Distributing.
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 product categories.

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 professions.

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, KS.
VFR might be the fastest-growing technology you’ve never heard of.

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. Military Veteran.
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 in Minnesota.
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" Guarantee.
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 More People.
Blackhawk Supply, a name famous in Illinois for its HVAC supplies, has just launched its Website along with a shopping portal.

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 Franklin Plumbing.

Uponor creates registered apprenticeship.
Program developed in concert with Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry to recruit, train and retain skilled maintenance workers.

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, Ohio, 45241.

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 Wisconsin branch.
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, Missouri.

Watts opens new 229,000-sq.-ft. distribution center in Groveport, Ohio.
The facility is equipped with a warehouse management system, up-to-date scanning technologies and new material-handling equipment.

Bard Manufacturing Company Builds HVAC Innovation and Design Center.
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 Homeless Veterans.
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 Program.  To celebrate its 47th anniversary today, BOMI International has released its new High-Performance HVAC Optimization learning program.

Venstar and Brauer Supply Ink Exclusive Deal for Distribution of Venstar HVAC Control Products in the Midwest.
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 equipment.

HARDI Distributors Report 7.3 Percent Revenue Increase in September.
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 headquarters location.

Viega Announces 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.

Midwest Mechanical 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’ representative

Mayor Emanuel Breaks Ground On Plumbers’ Local 130 Training Center.
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 Technical College.  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 Association (MIACCA).

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: and Munch's Supply Launch New Website in Celebration of Munch's Supply 60th Anniversary. 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 Excellence.

GRAFF to Debut New U.S. Flagship Showroom at LuxeHome® June 2016.
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 MI.  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 Rowe.
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 products.

School Discovers 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 Excellence.

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 Ohio markets.

HVAC Brain Offers Direct Replacement for McQuay PTAC Air Conditioners.
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 Center.
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 vans.

Staley Named President of QTI Sensing Solutions.  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. 16.

Emerson Climate Technologies Breaks Ground on HVACR Innovation Center.
$35 million project to offer five specialized research areas.

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 Station, Texas.

ASHRAE, AHR Expo Return to Chicago for 2015 Winter Conference, Expo.
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 ASHRAE certifications.

Viega announces plant expansion 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.
Luxaire® distributors support Make-A-Wish® at events and fundraisers.

Johnson Controls celebrates grand opening of HVAC Supply Center in Vernon Hills, Illinois, for easy-to-access, one-stop shopping.  Source 1™ 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 customers.

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 Celina, Ohio.
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 Simplified.
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 Marketing Simplified.

Jackson Systems Wins Gold in 2014 ACHR News Dealer Design Awards.
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.

Madison Electric 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 Association Award.
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 Association.
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 Peoria, Illinois.

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 PTAC units.

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 firm.
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 Officer.

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 5350.  The flagship 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 Bes-Tech, Inc. 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 controller.

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 consecutive year.

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 equipment.

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, were selected.

RSES Announces Spring 2014 Seminars.
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 4:30 p.m.

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 Award Program.

Williams Distributing 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 a whole.

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 property managers.

Emerson Educational Services Introduces.
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 Ming.le
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.

Carrier Contribution Supports Industry Research at Purdue University's New Ray W. Herrick Laboratories.  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.

Luxaire® joins 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 Greenest.  Pete's Fresh Market's progressive energy strategy includes air curtains, outdoor air dehumidification, CO2 refrigeration and energy recovery.

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.

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 (, 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, MI.

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 Curtains.  Wisconsin's subfreezing 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.

Krueger-HVAC Selects Thermosystems, Inc. as Representative in Chicago, IL for Terminal Units, Fan Coils, Chilled Beams, and Displacement Ventilation Products.

Four Families Benefiting from Uponor Systems in New Habitat for Humanity® Eco Village Homes.  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.

WinWholesale acquires 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 systems.

Innovative Energy 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, 2012.

Is your company dialed-in to a market recovery? Without Planning Expert Says You Are Likely to Miss as Business Comes Back. Good, solid mid-tier mechanical contractors may actually get hurt when the market improves.

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 Control Products.
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 Contractors.
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 radius.

Franklin Electric announces acquisition of Cerus Industrial Inc.
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 contractors. Hands-on course to cover tips and techniques for proper heat load calculations.

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 incoming president.

Luxaire extends 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.

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