Manufacturers For The Week: 08/02/2004

July 30, 2004
  • Luxaire Heating and Air Conditioning (Norman, Okla.) launched a Web site to provide details on Acclimate central air conditioners, heat pumps, and furnaces. Visit

  • Dectron (Roswell, Ga.) increased its standard warranty to 25 months on all new Dry-O-Tron® energy-recycling dehumidifiers shipped after May 1, 2004. For more information on the warranty, call 888-332-8766 or visit

  • Filtration Group Technical Media (York, S.C.) acquired Filtrair B.V. of the Netherlands. The company will operate under the Filtrair name.

  • Goettl (Tempe, Ariz.) announced the appointment of Mavity Sales to represent the Goettl brand products in central and northern California. David Mavity can be reached at 707-745-1518 or

  • Stride Tool Inc. (Ellicottville, N.Y.) named Ron Ortiz as the new chief executive officer of the company. He replaces founder Lori Northrup, who will continue as chairman of the board.

  • Emerson Process Management (St. Louis) received the International Organization for Standardization's (ISO) 9001:2000 certification for its Rosemount Analytical plant in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.

  • Lochinvar Corp. (Lebanon, Tenn.) opened a new distribution facility in Orlando, Fla. James Williams is the facility manager, and Rich Grimes is the company direct sales representative for the central Florida market. The new facility's address is 9695 Delegates Dr., Ste. 502, Orlando, FL 32837; 407-855-8455; 407-855-8485 (fax).

  • Amcast Industrial Corp. (Dayton, Ohio) announced it has signed a definitive agreement to sell most of its Flow Control division assets to a U.S. subsidiary of Aalberts Industries N.V. of Amsterdam.

  • Alfa Laval (Richmond, Va.) launched a virtual showroom to present 16 new products in heat transfer, separation, and fluid handling. Visitors can take a virtual tour of a futuristic building that uses animation and 3-D graphics to display the latest product innovations. This second edition of the showroom is available at

  • Thermo Pride (North Judson, Ind.) announced Joseph D'Aprile as Salesman of the Year. D'Aprile, the Thermo Pride territory manager for eastern upstate New York, was awarded the honor at the company's recent annual sales meeting.

  • International Environmental Corp. (Oklahoma City) announced the addition of Michael P. Panopoulos as field sales manager for the Eastern United States, Brad Henry as field sales manager for the Central United States, and Amal K. Humsi as product marketing manager.

    Publication date: 08/02/2004