MILWAUKEE - Johnson Controls Inc. has acquired Cal-Air Inc., a leading mechanical and energy services contractor headquartered in Whittier, Calif. Specific terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Besides its headquarters office in Whittier (about 12 miles southeast of Los Angeles), Cal-Air has 10 regional and branch offices throughout California. The company has approximately 750 employees servicing customers in various market segments. According to Johnson Controls, it is one of the top repair-and-replace mechanical service contractors in the United States.

"This acquisition strengthens our ability to service existing customers and attract new customers throughout California," said Eric Reisner, vice president and general manager - Service for the Controls Group of Johnson Controls. "Cal-Air's management team and employees have an excellent customer service reputation and will be a strong addition in helping Johnson Controls achieve our growth goals."

Casey Condron, P.E., president and chief operating officer of Cal-Air, said, "We are excited to be joining forces with Johnson Controls. Johnson Controls' global resources combined with our local service delivery increases both the quality and quantity of services we provide our customers. Together, we will have a full complement of expertise to help California customers run their facilities more efficiently."

Publication date: 10/25/2004