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Favret Heating & Cooling (Columbus, Ohio) named Phil Favret president.

Western Specialty Contractors (St. Louis) named Tim Braico branch manager of its Facades Division in Ridgefield, New Jersey.



DHE Climate Solutions (Sparta, Michigan) announced a purchase and merger with Visser Heating (Marne, Michigan).



Preferred Climate Solutions (Houston) announced the opening of its new Carrollton, Texas, office.

CGE Energy Inc. (Brighton, Michigan) was issued U.S. Patent No. 9,970,410, entitled, “Installation and erection assembly for an elongated structure,” by the the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. It covers the proprietary equipment used for the delivery and crane-less installation of CGE’s WIND•e20® vertical axis wind turbine.

Bosch (Farmington Hills, Michigan) ended its 2017 fiscal year with $13.7 billion in consolidated sales in North America.

Uponor North America (Apple Valley, Minnesota) earned the David Weekley Homes Partners of Choice awards for the fifth year in a row.



The Mechanical Contractors Association of New Jersey (MCANJ) named Kevin Armistead, COO of Armistead Mechanical Inc. (Waldwick, New Jersey), president.

Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) promoted Chris DeBoer to director of marketing & sales.

Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. (ABC) and access equipment manufacturer JLG Industries Inc. (McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania) announced a strategic partnership.



Tennessee College of Applied Technology (Memphis, Tennessee) was granted accreditation of its HVACR program by HVAC Excellence.



HVAC Consulting (Charlotte, North Carolina) announced it will begin offering its services in the state of Ohio.

Cerberus Capital Management L.P. (New York) acquired Electrical Components Intl. Inc. (St. Louis).


Publication date: 7/16/2018

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