Global refrigerant manufacturer Arkema Inc. has joined the Air Conditioning Contractors of America’s (ACCA’s) Business Associate corporate membership program.

The ACCA corporate membership program is designed to enable HVACR industry suppliers and manufacturers to demonstrate extraordinary commitment to ACCA members through year-round support of the association's activities. The corporate membership program provides financial and programming resources to ACCA, enabling the association to expand advocacy and business development activities for contractors throughout the year.

“ACCA welcomes Arkema’s commitment to the contracting industry and their staunch support of ACCA’s quality installation programs,” said Paul T. Stalknecht, ACCA president and CEO. “ACCA’s corporate members play an important role in ACCA as we advocate on behalf of contractors on Capitol Hill and within the federal agencies. They also make significant contributions to ACCA’s training and business resources that increase professionalism in the industry. We are excited that Arkema is committed to these essential resources for contractors.”

“Arkema is excited about joining ACCA and values the organization’s influence and direct connection with the nation’s air-conditioning contractors,” said Anthony O’Donovan, Arkema regional group president for fluorochemicals. “Arkema continues to be a strong supporter of reducing HFC emissions, which includes the development and use of low global-warning potential HFCs and HFOs, and views the partnership with ACCA as strong conduit for facilitating a gradual transition to new materials and serving as a resource for other members. We believe that ACCA’s resources, education programs, and advocacy support a safe and effective transition while representing the industry and our customers.”

Arkema Inc. is headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania and employs 3,400 people in 19 states. For more information, visit

Publication date: 1/5/2018

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