ACHRNEWS

Partnership Expands

October 9, 2006

FORT SMITH, Ark. - The Ruud Heating and Cooling Division reached an agreement with Global HVAC Distributors to expand their business partnership to Reno and the surrounding Northern Nevada market area. This will provide both companies enhanced market reach and bring product and service support to HVAC contractors serving the growing Nevada market.

Global HVAC Distributor's Northern California locations, including its distribution center in the Sacramento area, will supply and support the Nevada market.

"Global has been a key business partner for Ruud and shares our dedication to providing contractors with all the necessary tools needed to excel at the local level," said Bill Hanesworth, vice president of sales, Ruud Heating and Cooling. "We both share a common vision for contractor support and growth, and this enhanced business partnership greatly strengthens our joint efforts to serve our valued customers in the Reno area."

"As we looked back at our mutually beneficial business partnership with Ruud, it was apparent that expanding to the Reno area would be a tremendous growth opportunity for us," said Michael Druyanoff, president, Global HVAC Distributors. "We look forward to continuing that growth with Ruud."

For additional information, visit www.globalhvac.com or www.ruud.com.

Publication date: 10/09/2006