Bitzer is warning users against imitation oils. In Vietnam and Korea, counterfeiters partly disguised their imitations with the logo and name of the specialist for refrigeration compressors. These forgeries can lead to compressor breakdown, in contrast to the use of Bitzer original refrigeration oils.
Microf LLC, a provider of residential lease-to-own products for the HVAC industry, raised $96.7 million in growth capital. The combined debt and equity raise is funded through a new $40 million committed senior debt facility provided by Atalaya Capital Management with an additional $40 million accordion feature; a new $10 million senior debt facility provided by Microf’s existing lender, BrandBank; and $6.67 million in equity provided by current equity investors.
The city of St. Clair Shores is officially the first city in Michigan to take advantage of a law introduced in July 2016 that allows local governments to make facility improvements leveraging flexible financing programs that are not considered debt. Through the Tax-Exempt Lease Purchase (TELP) program, St. Clair Shores will partner with Johnson Controls on city-wide upgrades, including HVAC, building automation, lighting, and water improvements.
Part of Governor’s ‘Fighting for Florida’s Future’ tour
May 23, 2017
Florida Gov. Rick Scott visited RGF Environmental Group Inc. during his “Fighting for Florida’s Future” tour. A global manufacturer headquartered in Riviera Beach, Florida, RGF has created more than 50 new jobs over the past four years, currently employs more than 130 Floridians, and is actively seeking new hires to fill 25 new work stations.
ClearSign Combustion Corp., a provider of industrial combustion technologies that help to reduce emissions and improve efficiency, announced it has a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with one of China’s largest providers of residential and commercial heating services to run a pilot test with the goal of demonstrating ClearSign’s Duplex technology as a candidate to achieve low emissions levels in the company’s boilers.
Bonner has joined the team as the new vice president of operations
May 22, 2017
Daniel Bonner has joined Goettl Air Conditioning and The Sunny Plumber as vice president of operations. Bonner will be based out of Goettl’s Tempe office and will be responsible for all plumbing and HVAC operations in the markets Goettl and The Sunny Plumber serve including Phoenix; Tucson, Arizona; Las Vegas; and Southern California.
Bob and Tim just arrived at the house of a new customer. The customer explained to them that he just started up his air conditioner for the first time this spring. There was a warm spell, and the system didn’t work. As a matter of fact, it didn’t cool — the outdoor unit did not run at all. Bob explained to the customer that they would get started looking at the system and figure out what was going on.
The company demonstrates its ongoing commitment to quality
May 18, 2017
Howard Air has been awarded the 2017 Torch Award for Ethics from the Better Business Bureau serving Greater Arizona. This award honors the company's ongoing commitment to fair and honest business practices as one of the most trustworthy HVAC companies in the Phoenix area.
Partners with Harrison Publishing House’s CINX platform
May 18, 2017
The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors National Association (PHCC) has partnered with Harrison Publishing House’s CINX platform to offer a new cloud-based PHCC Labor Unit Database designed to help contractors streamline the estimating process and prepare accurate bids.
Detroit-area Bryant dealer provides installation to neighborhood revitalization
May 17, 2017
Bryant Heating & Cooling recently provided an energy efficient heating and cooling system to a home being refurbished by Home Depot Renovation services in collaboration with the Detroit Land Bank Authority.