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Nov. 23, 2010: American Standard Announces Distribution Change for Mid-South Region

November 23, 2010

TYLER, Texas - American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning has announced a change in distribution in the Mid-South region, soon to be split among four distributors, to help strengthen the brand’s sales territories and dealer services in the Mid-South section of the United States.

With two new distributors covering Mid-South markets, as well as expanding the sales territories for two of its existing distributors, American Standard’s distribution network covers areas throughout Alabama, northern Georgia, the Florida Panhandle, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Mississippi. All four distributors will take over their new territories no later than Jan. 1, 2011.

“We’re proud to partner with four of the country’s best distributors in bringing American Standard products and service to dealers in the Mid-South region. Now even more dealers throughout the Mid-South will have access to our high-quality HVAC products, and will also be able to make optimum use of our proven marketing and sales support services,” said Jamie Byrne, VP of sales, American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning.

Joining the American Standard distribution network is Climatic Comfort Products, based in Columbia, S.C. F.A. Bailey and Sons began in South Carolina in 1936 as one of the first HVAC franchises in the industry. From that company emerged The Climatic Corporation, which was founded in 1956 by F.A. Bailey’s son, John Bailey Sr. Today, Bailey continues to serve as the company’s CEO, and Climatic Comfort Products has developed one of the most advanced and efficient distribution systems in the Southeast and is expanding to other markets. The company will serve dealers in Alabama, northern Georgia, and the Florida Panhandle.

Team Air Distributing, based in Nashville, Tenn., is also a new distributor for American Standard. A distributor of residential HVAC equipment and parts, Team Air Distributing offers its customers a team of experts with more than 300 years of professional experience in engineering and applying the latest technology to meet customer needs. With four locations in Tennessee including Nashville, Gallatin, Knoxville, and Chattanooga, the company will provide American Standard products to dealers in middle and eastern Tennessee.

Beginning in January, two existing distributors will expand their sales territories to cover Arkansas, Memphis and Jackson, Tenn., and Mississippi.

ACES A/C SUPPLY NORTH distributes American Standard residential and commercial air conditioning and heating equipment, as well as a full lineup of accessories, parts, and specialty products for the residential and light commercial dealer. ACES A/C SUPPLY NORTH was founded in 1983 and has been an American Standard distributor since 1990, and currently serves north Texas, Oklahoma, northern Louisiana, and eastern New Mexico as the American Standard distributor.

Also expanding its sales territory for American Standard products is A/C Supply Inc. of New Orleans. A/C Supply is a multi-generational family-owned business, and has been an American Standard distributor since 1998, serving the southeast Louisiana territory for the past 13 years. The company currently has 10 locations in the Louisiana market and is in the process of adding new locations in Jackson, Hattiesburg, and Gulfport, Miss.

For more information, visit www.americanstandardair.com.

Publication date: 11/22/2010