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T.F. O’Brien Cooling and Heating (Long Island, New York), a family-owned company for four generations, celebrated its 85th anniversary.

Hiller Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical (Nashville, Tennessee) was named No. 1 for the sixth consecutive time for Ruud’s Most Reliable Contractors in America.



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Karan Aggarwal

CoolSys (Brea, California) named Karan Aggarwal vice president of corporate development. In his new position, he will be responsible for directing the company’s “buy and build” strategy.



Greenheck (Schofield, Wisconsin) was named as one of America’s Best Midsized Employers by Forbes.

Viega (Broomfield, Colorado) named Terry Samona vice president of human resources.

Lennox Intl. (Richardson, Texas) named Jared Hendricks vice president and general manager of Advanced Distributor Products (Grenada, Mississippi).

Uponor North America (Apple Valley, Minnesota) received the Minnesota Real Estate Journal award in the Industrial/Manufacturing/Science category for the design and build-out of its new PEX pipe manufacturing plant.

Channellock Inc. (Meadville, Pennsylvania) will sponsor its second annual Trade School Trade-Up competition, with cash prizes, new tools, and a Channellock classroom makeover for the winners.

RectorSeal (Houston) acquired All-Access (Boca Raton, Florida) condensate management products.

LG Electronics (Alpharetta, Georgia) was recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency with the 2019 Energy Star® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award.

Miura (Rockmart, Georgia) celebrated its 60th anniversary.

Dennis Stinson - The ACHR News

Dennis Stinson

Fujitsu General America (Fairfield, New Jersey) named Dennis Stinson director of national accounts.

A. O. Smith (Ashland City, Tennessee) was named a 2019 Energy Star® Partner

of the Year for its contribution and dedication to manufacturing high-efficiency water heaters.



R. F. MacDonald (Hayward, California) is the exclusive Taco Comfort Solutions (Cranston, Rhode Island) representative for Northern California

California Boiler (Santa Ana, California) will represent Diversified Heat Transfer Inc.’s (Towaco, New Jersey) commercial and industrial product lines in Southern California.


Publication date: 5/6/2019

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