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.



Carrier Corp. (Palm Beach Gardens, Florida) announced a price increase of up to 6 percent on commercial HVAC equipment, effective immediately.

Aaon Inc. (Tulsa, Oklahoma) announced a price increase of up to 5 percent on select commercial HVAC equipment, effective March 6.

Nortek Air Management (St. Louis), the parent company of Nortek Global HVAC and Nortek Air Solutions (O’Fallon, Missouri), announced a price increase of up to 6 percent during the first quarter of 2019.

Twin City Fan Cos. (Minneapolis) announced a global price increase between 4-6 percent, varying by country and product, effective immediately.



Just Service (Greendale, Wisconsin) joined Synergy Solution Group (Lisle, Illinois).



Rheem Mfg. Co.’s (Atlanta) Prestige® Series Hybrid Electric Water Heater was honored with a 2018 Innovation Leadership Award from KB Home (Los Angeles).

Ice Air® (Mt. Vernon, New York) announced its entire line of Fan Coil Units series products have earned Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) certification.

Cheryl Merchant - The ACHR News

Cheryl Merchant

Taco Comfort Solutions (Cranston, Rhode Island) named Cheryl Merchant president of the Taco Family of Companies North America.

AquaMotion Inc. (Warwick, Rhode Island) was awarded a U.S. Patent for its Aqua-Flash® recirculation.

Skip Diamond - The ACHR News

Skip Diamond

Mestek Inc. (Westfield, Massachusetts) named Skip Diamond technical resources manager for its Sterling HVAC, SpacePak, and Koldwave brands.

Rehau Americas (Leesburg, Virginia) announced its current regional CEO, Christian Fabian, will head a newly formed Technology and Performance global services division.



Appalachian Sales Group (Greenville, South Carolina) will represent Navac Inc. (Lyndhurst, New Jersey) in North Carolina and South Carolina.



Alix Simon - The ACHR News

Alix Simon

ACCA named Alix Simon government relations representative. Simon comes to ACCA most recently from Ducks Unlimited’s (DU) government relations office.

The ESCO Institute announced the publication of a new test administrator (proctor) manual.


Publication date: 1/21/2019

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