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Armstrong Fluid Technology (Toronto) signed the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment, launched by the World Green Building Council.

SPX Cooling Technologies Inc. (Overland Park, Kansas) announced a new, continuing video series covering best practices for installing the Marley NC Cooling Tower.

Trane (Dublin, Ireland) entered into an agreement with KCC Mfg. (Louisville, Kentucky) for exclusive access to its multiple small plate (MSP) technology product line.

Honeywell Intl. Inc. (Charlotte, North Carolina) announced a strategic partnership with Midea Group (Beijiao, Guangdong, China) to replace R-410A with Solstice® N41 (R-466A) in HVAC applications, including VRF and chiller systems.



McMillan James Equipment Co. (Grapevine, Texas) will be the manufacturer’s representative for The Whalen Co. (Easton, Maryland) in Texas for fan coils.

Sweeney Rogers Geraghty Inc. (Raynham, Massachusetts) hired Bill Paige as commercial territory manager for upstate New York.



American Refrigeration Supplies Inc. (Phoenix) acquired Quality Heating & Cooling Supply (Bullhead City, Arizona).

Crescent Parts & Equipment (St. Louis) purchased the assets of Dennis Co. (Davenport, Iowa).



Air Movement and Control Association Intl. Inc. (AMCA) revised ANSI/AMCA Standard 205, “Energy Efficiency Classification for Fans.”

Heating, Air-conditioning, & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) named Emily Frost as the content manager.

Andrew Dyck, vice president of sales for Barclay Sales (Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada) was elected as the 72nd chairperson of the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating.

Standex Refrigerated Solutions Group (Salem, New Hampshire) announced that a fire destroyed its New Albany, Mississippi, warehouse. No injuries were reported, and manufacturing has not been significantly interrupted.

The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) announced that Donald Prather, ACCA manager of technical services, received the ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award.



Dewberry’s (Fairfax, Virgina) senior project manager, Heather Platt, has been appointed to the Facility Guideline Institute’s Health Guidelines Revision Committee (HGRC) for the 2019-2020 term.


Publication date: 7/8/2019

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