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.



Greg Cook

Greg Cook

Motion Industries Inc. (Birmingham, Alabama) has promoted Greg Cook to executive vice president and chief financial officer. He will oversee its Information Technologies function.

Sky Refrigeration (Lilydale, Victoria, Australia) has joined the Aspen Pumps Group (Hailsham, United Kingdom).

Standex Refrigerated Solutions Group (Salem, New Hampshire) has reached an agreement to sell Master-Bilt and Nor-Lake businesses to Ten Oaks Group (Charlotte, North Carolina).

Aaon Inc. (Tulsa, Oklahoma) announced that its board of directors elected Gene Stewart as vice president of Aaon Inc.



Service Titan (Glendale, California) announced that it ranked No. 59 on Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5000 Series: California, a ranking of the fastest-growing California-based private companies.



Winsupply Inc. (Dayton, Ohio) has closed on the purchase of Morgan Brothers Supply Inc. (Dayton Beach, Florida). Details of the asset purchase were not disclosed.



The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) announced the launch of its workforce development campaign, including a new website,

HVAC Excellence granted accreditation to Lewis and Clark State College’s HVACR program.



Lee Company (Nashville, Tennessee) is teaming up with six peer companies across the nation to launch an Innovation Partner Exchange.

The Wrench Group (Marietta, Georgia) announced the acquisition of Florida Cool Inc. (Naples, Florida).

Boelcke Heating & Air Conditioning (Stevensville, Michigan) earned the Excellence in Customer Service award from the Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber and the Women’s Business Center at the Cornerstone Alliance.

The Portland Group (Newton, Massachusetts) announced that it is celebrating 90 years of business in 2020.



Blue Collar Talent Scouts LLC Advisory Board has appointed Mike Hajduk, past president of Callahan Roach Flat Rate Pricing (Arlington, Texas), to its advisory board of directors.