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Berkeys Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electrical (Southlake, Texas) received the 2018 Consumers’ Choice Award.



Emerson’s (St. Louis) Sensi™ smart thermostats received Energy Star® certification.

Trane (Davidson, North Carolina) celebrated its 60th anniversary of producing commercial HVAC equipment in Clarksville, Tennessee.

Rheem Mfg. Co.’s (Atlanta) Prestige® Series Hybrid Electric Water Heater was named one of BuildingGreen Inc.’s (Battleboro, Vermont) Top 10 Green Building Products for 2019.

Nor-Lake® (Hudson, Wisconsin) named Keith Funke vice president of sales and customer care.

Bard Mfg. Co.’s (Bryan, Ohio) president and CEO, Bill Steel, was named 2019 chairman of Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI).

Steelscape LLC (Kalama, Washington) received the 2018 Safety Award from the National Coil Coating Association (NCCA).

Penn Controls (Milwaukee), a brand of Johnson Controls Inc. (Milwaukee), will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2019.



Winsupply Inc. (Dayton, Ohio) acquired MSI Supply (Houston).



R. F. Peck Co. Inc. (Albany, New York) will exclusively represent Evapco Inc. (Taneytown, Maryland) in Syracuse and Rochester, New York.



The Mechanical Service Contractors Association (MSCA) presented Ted Stutz, director of quality control for Emcor Services/MESA Energy Systems (Irvine, California), with the 2018 Everyday Hero Award.

The National Air Filtration Association (NAFA) named Cartier Kirby, director of sales and customer experience, (Charlotte, North Carolina), vice chair of its Marketing and Membership Committee.

Service Nation Inc. received the Aggie 100 award and was named the 54th-fastest growing company in 2018.

Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Refrigerating Engineers and Technicians Association (RETA).

ACCA announced AIG Warranty (Jeffersonville, Indiana) joined its corporate partner program.



MSI Data (Bayside, Wisconsin) partnered with Glympse (Seattle) to bring technician tracking capabilities to customers of its Service Pro field service management solution.

ServiceTitan (Glendale, California) acquired JaRay Software Inc. (Wichita, Kansas).

Aircuity (Newton, Massachusetts) released a new series of educational vodcasts.


Publication date: 12/10/2018

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