Wholesale-distribution: Watsco, Monitel Products, American Refrigeration Supplies, and Westburne
Monitel Products Corp. (Cedar Knolls, NJ) signs an agreement with Phoenix DataComm, Inc. (Norristown, PA) to distribute its products and services, which include hvacr monitoring and control systems.
Beginning August 1, Arizona Refrigeration Supplies, Inc. (Phoenix, AZ) will begin operating under the new name American Refrigeration Supplies, Inc. The company will be changing the name of all of its divisions, with the exception of Virginia Refrigeration Supplies.
Westburne Inc. (Montreal, PQ, Canada) reports that sales for the second quarter reached a record $746.5 million. Sales increased by $150.4 million, or 25.2 %, as compared to the same period last year, due to a combination of contributions from acquisitions and growth of 7.8 %.
Westburne also announces that it has agreed to be acquired by Rexel S.A. (Paris, France). Rexel will purchase all of the outstanding shares of Westburne for a price of $22.75 (Canadian) per share for a total cash consideration of $987 million dollars.