One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, and Mister Sparky Electric earn highest rankings
January 24, 2017
One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® (One Hour), Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® (Benjamin Franklin), and Mister Sparky® Electric, part of the Direct Energy family of brands with independently owned and operated locations throughout North America, have earned their highest rankings to date in Entrepreneur Magazine's 38th Annual "Franchise 500®" list. One Hour and Mister Sparky rank as No. 1 (since 2013 and 2014) in their respective services categories. Benjamin Franklin secures the No. 2 spot for the third consecutive year.
Braun was previously executive vice president of sales and marketing
January 24, 2017
Cambridge Engineering, a manufacturer of energy-efficient, high temperature heating and ventilation (HTHV) equipment, has named Marc Braun as its new president. Braun was previously executive vice president of sales and marketing for the company. John Kramer, formerly the president and CEO, will continue in his role as CEO.
Daikin Texas Technology Park (DTTP), Daikin North America LLC’s new $417 million, 4 million square-foot campus located just outside Northwest Houston, welcomed the first VRV® unit off the production line during a celebration led by CEO, Takeshi Ebisu.
Thirty-five students, including six veterans, received scholarships
January 23, 2017
The Clifford H. "Ted" Rees, Jr. Scholarship Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), and the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), announced scholarship awards totaling $55,000 to 35 students, including six veterans, studying to become technicians in the HVACR and water heating industry.
Each year BACnet International hands out annual awards honoring members whose contributions to the BACnet community set them apart. This year, as the main sponsor, BACnet International will be bestowing awards upon its members as part of the ControlTrends awards ceremony.
Brown replaces decades-old training methodologies with modernized learning techniques
January 19, 2017
Currently, HVAC service technicians are educated and trained via in-person, instructional classrooms and work labs. Brown has invested significant resources in replicating the Chris Walters educational process for online delivery. A video production team has been working with Walters for the past four months, creating a variety of HVAC eLearning products including a full HVAC technician course that includes the simulation of the hands on experience of the lab and physical school itself.
Executive teams of the two companies will remain intact
January 19, 2017
Multistack LLC, a privately held Sparta, Wisconsin-based manufacturer of chiller systems and heat pumps, has acquired Desert Aire Corp., a Germantown, Wisconsin-based manufacturer of commercial and industrial humidity and climate control systems.
Ensuring effective education and troubleshooting services
January 18, 2017
In an effort to provide customers with high-quality training and support to efficiently and effectively manage their HVAC systems, LG Electronics USA has opened a new, 4,100-square-foot HVAC training academy in Orange County, California, with interactive courses on the latest LG technologies.
Refrigeration contractors, technicians, installers among key targets
January 17, 2017
Danfoss has launched a mobile training unit equipped with carbon dioxide (CO₂) solutions and interactive learning modules to help boost CO₂ refrigeration system competency among system builders, refrigeration contractors, service technicians, installers, and technical departments of food retailers.
On Jan. 6, the HVACR Industry Alliance sent a letter to Vice President-Elect, Mike Pence, outlining the industry's priorities and offering support to the incoming Trump administration in accomplishing the goals in the letter.