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Berkeys Air Conditioning, Plumbing, & Electrical (Southlake, Texas) held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new location in Southlake, Texas.



Legacy Air HVAC Inc. (Phoenix), a CoolSys Inc. (Brea, California) company, opened new service branches on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, and in Bakersfield, California.



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Hunter Industrial (Nashville), the industrial division of Hunter Fan Co. (Nashville), has become the exclusive high-volume, low-speed (HVLS) fan partner for Texas AirSystems (Irving, Texas).

Fujitsu General America Inc. (Fairfield, New Jersey) named Karim Yasin director of product management, North America. He has 14 years of experience in the HVAC industry.

Enertech Global LLC (Greenville, Illinois) named Jeff Hammond vice president of technical services.

Diversified Heat Transfer Inc. (Towaco, New Jersey) named Peter Rimassa director of engineering.

Red Dot Corp. (Tukwila, Washington) named Giancarlo Papini vice president of finance.

Johnson Controls Inc.’s (Milwaukee) Luxaire® brand extended its 1-Year Labor Limited warranty to include all Luxaire-branded residential equipment.



Stan Weaver & Co. (Jacksonville, Florida) will represent The Whalen Co. (Easton, Maryland) in Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, and Fort Meyers, Florida.

Mulcahy Co. Inc. (Eagan, Minnesota) acquired the product line for Power Flame Inc. (Parsons, Kansas).



ACCA released its updated Section 608 certification test required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and new accompanying study materials.

Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) opened registration for its 2018 Annual Conference, being held Dec. 1-4, at the JW Marriott in Austin, Texas.

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that registration is now open for its annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, Nov. 14-16, in Chicago.



A.O. Smith Corp. (Milwaukee) declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of 18 cents per share on the company’s Common Stock and Class A Common Stock.


Publication date: 8/6/2018

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