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.



Trane (Davidson, North Carolina) has been named the 2020 America’s Most Trusted HVAC brand by Lifestory Research for the sixth year in a row.

Research Products Corporation (Madison, Wisconsin) announced the retirement of Paul Graham, senior vice president of sales, after 38 years with the company.

Hoshizaki America Inc. (Peachtree City, Georgia) announced that it received the 2020 Energy Star Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award.

Fujitsu General America (Pine Brook, New Jersey) has promoted David Trautman to director of national accounts.

Gentherm (Northville, Michigan) announced that Maurice E.P. Gunderson intends to retire from the company’s board of directors at the end of his current term.

A. O. Smith Corporation (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) announced that executive chairman Ajita Rajendra is retiring effective May 1, 2020.

CoolSys Energy Solutions (Brea, California) was recognized as the top overall service provider by Pepco (Washington, D.C.).

Comprehensive Energy Services Inc. (Orlando, Florida) announced the creation of a new value-added partnership with Siemens Building Technologies (Buffalo Grove, Ill.), offering CES customers the latest in state-of-the-art building automation systems (BAS).



Hart & Cooley (Grand Rapids, Michigan) has appointed HVAC RepCo (Memphis, Tennessee) to represent the Selkirk and AirMate product lines in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee.

Sweeney Rogers Geraghty Inc. (Raynham, Massacusetts) announced new partnerships with two manufacturers: Pro1 Thermostats (Boulder, Colorado) and Refresh Fans (Coconut Creek, Florida).



Winsupply Inc. (Dayton, Ohio) has closed on the purchase of assets of May Supply (Harrisonburg, Virginia).



Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) International Inc. announces the revision of ANSI/AMCA Standard 204, Balance Quality and Vibration Levels for Fans.

The International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) has launched a new website.