CHICAGO — LSB Industries, parent company of ClimateMaster, ClimaCool, IEC, and ClimateCraft, welcomed more than 940 individuals to its annual reception at the AHR Expo.

The venue was filled with manufacturer representatives, customers, and media looking to connect with each branded company.

LSB traditionally hosts its reception on Monday night during the expo, to show appreciation to representatives and clients. This year’s event was held at the Art Institute of Chicago.

“The number of attendees at this year’s event, coupled with their expression of its value as both a networking tool and celebration of concerted business efforts, underscores that LSB Industries succeeded in much more than throwing a party at this year’s AHR Expo,” said John Bailey, ClimateMaster senior vice president of sales and marketing. “We are highly encouraged by the responses we received, but even more so by the fact that people are energized and excited about the recovering building and construction industry, and the subsequent uptick in demand for quality-driven, next-generation HVAC solutions.”

During the reception, guests mingled and enjoyed the sights of the Art Institute’s contemporary art galleries.

“The ever growing ASHRAE LSB reception crowd is a testament to the rising interest in our emphasis on green-, sustainable-, and IAQ-focused products in the LSB Climate Control Division,” said Ros Miglio, ClimaCool president.

“The venue, food stations, art viewing, servers, and decorations were all first-class. It was a fantastic atmosphere to visit with old friends and meet with future customers.”

Publication date: 2/13/2012