FYI: July 30, 2018
For your information newsbriefs from a wide variety of categories within the HVAC industry. Price increases, mergers and acquisitions, award winners, and more are highlighted here each week.
COMMERCIAL CONTRACTORS: July 30, 2018
Brady Family of Companies (Greensboro, North Carolina) named Brian Simpson CFO. He will oversee financial, risk management, and information technology operations.
Mowery (Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania) named Keith Klinedinst superintendent. He will manage daily operations, inspections, quality control, documentation, scheduling, and job safety.
Reitmeier HVAC Services (Tualatin, Oregon) announced its certification as a B corporation — the first commercial HVAC company to achieve this certification.
Coolsys Inc. (Brea, California) received the Accelerate America Award during the ATMOsphere America conference for its role in bringing climate-friendly solutions to the HVACR sector in North America.
MANUFACTURERS: July 30, 2018
Armstrong Fluid Technology (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) received the Best Innovation award in the Automation category for its Armstrong Design Envelope Tango at the 4th Annual RetrofitTech Summit, held in Dubai.
A.O. Smith Corp. (Milwaukee) named Kevin Wheeler president and CEO, effective Sept. 1, as Ajita Rajendra transitions to executive chairman of the corporation.
Fujitsu General America Inc. (Fairfield, New Jersey) announced that its line of Halcyon heating and cooling products now feature voice-activated control compatibility with Amazon Echo.
Milwaukee Tool (Brookfield, Wisconsin) announced an expansion of its global headquarters campus in Brookfield, Wisconsin, with a total investment of $32 million.
Cambridge Engineering Inc. (Chesterfield, Missouri) was named a 2018 Top Workplace by The St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
The Wieland Group (Ulm, Germany) announced it will invest $20 million in its business for enhanced surface tubes in its Wheeling, Illinois, location.
Bacharach Inc. (New Kensington, Pennsylvania) acquired Neutronics Inc. (Exton, Pennsylvania).
DISTRIBUTORS: July 30, 2018
Motion Industries Inc. (Birmingham, Alabama), a subsidiary of Genuine Parts Co. (Atlanta), opened a new distribution center in Auburn, Washington.
Morsco Inc. (Fort Worth, Texas) named John Wisniowski vice president, strategic sourcing and supplier relations for its Plumbing and HVAC divisions.
ORGANIZATION: July 30, 2018
The Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) unanimously elected Kathleen McCauley, president of McCauley Mechanical Construction Inc. (Bridgeview, Illinois), to its board of directors.
Publication date: 7/30/2018