For your information news briefs from a wide variety of categories within the HVAC industry. Price increases, mergers and acquisitions, award winners, and more are highlighted here each week.



Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US LLC (Suwanee, Georgia) announced a price increase of up to 3.5 percent on M-Series and P-Series products, effective immediately. The increase will vary by product type.



HB McClure Co. LLC (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) announced a merger with BBEC Inc. (Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania).

Jax Refrigeration Inc. (Jacksonville, Florida) received three Excellence in Construction awards from the Florida First Coast Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).

Coolsys Inc. (Brea, California) acquired Ron’s Refrigeration & HVAC LLC (Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin).

Alliance Environmental Group (Azusa, California) opened a new office in Fresno, California.



ClimateMaster Inc. (Oklahoma City) named Joe Parsons residential product manager.

Friedrich Air Conditioning (San Antonio) won the Gold Award for its Variable Refrigerant Packaged (VRP) heat pump system as one of the best new products of 2018 from Consulting-Specifying Engineer in the HVAC: Air Movement and Compressors category.

Regal Beloit Corp. (Beloit, Wisconsin) announced that its NovaMAX EC Permanent Magnet Motor was recognized by Consulting-Specifying Engineer in its 2018 Product of the Year program within the Drives, Pumps, and Motors category.

Venstar Inc. (Chatsworth, California) announced its ColorTouch®, Explorer®, and Explorer Mini® programmable Wi-Fi thermostats are now compatible with Google Assistant.



Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) reported average sales for its distributor members increased by 15.4 percent in July 2018 in its monthly TRENDS report.



Blue Carona (Gaithersburg, Maryland) was ranked in Inc. magazine’s annual list of the 5,000 fastest-growing, privately held companies for the seventh consecutive year.

Allied Market Research (Portland, Oregon) released a report stating the global smart air purifiers market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 12.2 percent from 2018 to 2025, reaching $11.40 billion.



IFS Americas (Itasca, Illinois) named Christian Pedersen chief product officer.


Publication date: 10/8/2018

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