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



Sila (King of Prussia, Pennsylvania) celebrated its 30th anniversary.



The Arcticom Group (Walnut Creek, California) acquired KIC Refrigeration (Murrieta, California).

Emerald Aire Inc. (Auburn, Washington) joined the Linc Service franchise network.

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CoolSys™ (Brea, California) named Beth Goldstein chief human resources officer. She formerly served as executive vice president of human resources for the company.

Direct Energy (Houston) completed the $300 million sale of Clockwork Inc. and certain of its affiliates to Authority Brands.



Ingersoll Rand’s (Swords, Ireland) industrial segment is combining with Gardner Denver (Milwaukee).

Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US (Suwanee, Georgia) was awarded a National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) 2018 Global Innovation Award for its MLZ One-Way Ceiling Cassette in the Best Energy Efficient Product category.

Johnson Controls Inc. (Milwaukee) received a Bronze award at the 2019 Edison Awards for its YORK® YZ Magnetic Bearing Centrifugal Chiller.

Fieldpiece Instruments (Orange, California) announced the opening of its UK office.

Delta (Fremont, California) was recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as an Energy Star® Partner of the Year.

Broan (Cincinnati) was recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as an Energy Star® Partner of the Year.



Southwest Sales Reps (Las Vegas) will represent Taco Comfort Solutions (Cranston, Rhode Island) in Arizona and Southern Nevada.

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



The Chicago City Council voted to adopt the 2018 International Building Code, which will align the city’s construction requirements with up-to-date model codes and national standards. It is the city’s first comprehensive revision to the building code in 70 years.

The International Code Council (ICC) and the Alliance for National & Community Resilience (ANCR) launched the Housing Benchmarks Committee to develop benchmarks for determining housing resilience in U.S. communities.


Publication date: 5/13/2019

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