Houston — RectorSeal LLC acquired the assets of MSD Research, including its All-Access™ brand of air conditioning system condensate management products.
All-Access is a brand of air conditioning mechanical float switches, drain line cleanout devices, and supporting accessories invented by Stuart Oakner, MSD Research president. Recent revisions to the International Mechanical Code’s (IMC’s) condensate drain line maintenance section has increased All-Access’ popularity among HVAC service technicians, especially products featuring an easy-entry cleanout design that eliminates the need to cut the ¾-inch drain pipe for access. While All-Access complies with new construction codes, it also complements RectorSeal’s retrofit-oriented Safe-T-Switch®.
“All-Access products will ensure we’re providing the best condensate management products to the industry, especially for new construction,” said Jeff Underwood, RectorSeal’s vice president of sales and marketing.
As part of the acquisition, Oakner, a former HVAC contractor, will assume roles of inventor-in-residence and consultant for RectorSeal.
“I am pleased to be supporting the RectorSeal product development team,” said Oakner. “The vast product development resources available at RectorSeal will help support and advance the development of many future innovative products for HVACR and other construction industries.”
The All-Access transaction is RectorSeal's sixth acquisition since 2011.
“We will continue to aggressively seek acquisitions of HVAC products that complement our current offering for contractors,” said Underwood. “We will also continue building on the model of working with inventors of great products after they sell. We see a huge value in involving them with the creation of the next generation of innovative products that will help trade people perform tasks quickly and more effectively.”
For more information, visit www.rectorseal.com.
Publication date: 4:15/2019