Mixed signals make it difficult to determine what to expect over the next year, although most manufacturers echo Gary Clark, senior vice president of marketing, Goodman Global Group Inc., who stated, “Overall, we see 2012 being very similar to 2011.”
According to the Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) manufacturer’s division, ductless split systems shipments showed the highest product sector gain in the fourth quarter of 2011, increasing by 30 percent over the previous year.
Regal Beloit announces acquisition; Research Products names president of its geothermal heat pump division; Danfoss names sales directors; Uponor North America names president; Bronz-Glow gains certification; Tecumseh Products appoints global motor technology manager and global materials technology manager; ThermaSys is acquired; Spirax Sarco expands steam system facility.
Superior Boiler Works and Alternative Energy Solutions International agree to partnership; Synex Controls receives grant; Danfoss sponsors ATMOsphere America 2012 workshop; Honeywell announces acquisition; Uponor names manufacturer’s representative.
NH Yates and Co., a leading manufacturer’s representative serving the HVAC and plumbing markets with headquarters in Cockeysville, Md., and offices in Richmond, Va., and Pottstown, Pa., has announced that it is merging with Allison Sales and Marketing Inc., Kernersville, N.C.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced up to $3 million to help American manufacturers leverage energy efficiency as a path to increased competitiveness. The funding will support a program administrator whose role will be to promote and operate the Superior Energy Performance (SEP) program.