Manufacturers for the Week: May 14, 2001

May 10, 2001
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+
  • Westair Industries Inc.
  • (Dallas, TX) announced the successful completion of the supply of 1,240 chilled water fancoil units for the Tower Project, a 55-story residential building in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The European Commission announced that it will not shorten its investigation of the acquisition of Honeywell International Inc. (Morris Township, NJ) by the General Electric Co. (Fairfield, CT), but will conduct a full inquiry. European approval is the last hurdle for closing the deal. Europe’s antitrust regulators are to send an official statement to GE describing objections to the merger. GE will then ask for a hearing to respond. A spokeswoman said the company believes there are no meaningful antitrust problems. A deadline of July 12 has been established to finish the inquiry and make a decision.

  • Lennox Industries, Inc. (Dallas, TX) has launched a new advertising campaign. The Lennox advertising team collaborated with national advertising agency GSD&M to produce new consumer television and print ads. The ads are not product-specific, but present the benefits of owning a Lennox comfort system and are designed to build awareness of the Lennox brand. The television commercials will run on A&E, CNBC, The Discovery Channel, Headline News, HGTV, The History Channel, and the Weather Channel until late spring and resume in the fall. The print ads will run in several home and living magazines during appropriate seasons.
  • Nortek, Inc. (Providence, RI) reports that net sales in 2000 were $2.2 billion, a 10% increase over 1999. Net earnings of $41.6 million and diluted net earnings per share of $3.70 were the second-highest in company history. At Nortek’s annual meeting, chairman and ceo Richard L. Bready and Philip L. Cohen were both reelected to new three-year terms on the board of directors.
  • Burnham Corp. (Lancaster, PA) has announced details on its 2001 National Jacket Promotion. This is Burnham’s 12th jacket program, and is open to plumbing and heating contractors throughout North America. During August, contractors will receive a free jacket ($75 retail value) for every Burnham boiler purchased through a Burnham distributor. All purchases of residential steel and cast iron boilers qualify for the free jacket offer. For more information, visit a participating Burnham sales representative or go to (website).
  • Bruce Schiller has been named as vice president of operations at Lennox Hearth Products (Fullerton, CA). The company is a global manufacturer of fireplaces, fireplace inserts, and stoves. Schiller previously served as vice president of operations for York International and president of the Alliance Compressor Company. At Lennox Hearth Products, Schiller will be responsible for all manufacturing and engineering operations.
  • Publication date: 05/14/2001

    Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

    Recent Articles by James Siegel

    You must login or register in order to post a comment.



    Image Galleries

    2014 MCAA Annual Convention

    Scenes from the 2014 MCAA Annual Convention in Scottsdale, Ariz.


    Kyle Gargaro, editor-in-chief of The NEWS, hosted the 2014 ACCA CEO Forum. At the event, six well-known, highly respected company executives, Gary Michel, Ingersoll Rand/Trane; Chris Nelson, Carrier Corp.; Chris Peel, Rheem Mfg. Co.; Rod Rushing, Johnson Controls; Brent Schroeder, Emerson Climate Technologies; and Doug Young, Lennox; provided individual industry outlooks and fielded questions directly from attending contractors. Listen to the entire event on the NEWSMakers podcast. Posted on April 14.

    More Podcasts



    NEWS 04-14-14 cover

    2014 April 14

    Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

    Table Of Contents Subscribe


    Which statement on service calls best applies to your business?
    View Results Poll Archive


    2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

    Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

    More Products

    Clear Seas Research


    Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


    Magazine image
    Register today for complete access to Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.


    facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con