CARROLLTON, Texas - Daikin AC (Americas) Inc. has announced that Empire Gas & Electric Equipment Co. will begin distribution of Daikin’s line of heating and air conditioning systems. Empire is a wholesale distributor serving the Rocky Mountain region including Colorado, Wyoming, northern New Mexico, eastern Utah, and the western regions of Kansas, Nebraska, and South Dakota.

Empire offers a full line of residential and commercial heating and cooling products plus a complete range of services for its dealers including training, marketing, and backup service.

“We are excited about our valuable partnership with Empire Gas & Electric Equipment Co. because we share a common goal: To be the best in our respective industries,” said Russell Tavolacci, Daikin AC vice president and general manager. “Empire maintains an impressive staff of HVAC commercial estimators, experienced sales personnel, and knowledgeable service managers that will become an important asset to Daikin AC as we continue to expand in North America.”

According to Buzz Sweat, CEO of Empire Gas & Electric Equipment Co., “Empire is convinced that the partnership with Daikin AC positions our organization to deliver superior customer value, especially when comparing Daikin’s best-in-class warranty, extensive product portfolio, and product features to the competition. Daikin’s commitment to providing high-efficiency residential and commercial solutions will strengthen our product offering and give our customers an opportunity to improve profits.”

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Publication date:10/11/2010