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.



Uponer North America (Apple Valley, Minnesota) ranked among 11 other manufacturers as a National Preferred Partner by David Weekley Homes (Houston).

Rinnai Corporation (Peachtree City, Georgia) announced the groundbreaking of its new factory in Griffin, Georgia. The building’s construction began in August, with an expected opening date late in 2021.

ISCO Industries Inc. (Louisville, Kentucky) and Aquatherm (Lindon, Utah) have entered into an agreement for ISCO to sell Aquatherm polypropylene piping systems across the United States.

Hartland Controls (Rock Falls, Illinois) appointed Mark McGough as president and CEO.

Navien’s (Irvine, California) NFB-C Commercial Condensing Fire Tube Boilers received the Spaces4Learning 2020 New Product Award for Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing – HVAC, Platinum.

Carrier Global Corporation (Palm Beach Gardens, Florida) announced that Samsung Electronics (San Jose, California) has joined the Carrier Alliance program and signed a long-term agreement with Carrier.

Smardt Chiller Group (Dorval, Quebec, Canada) appointed Vince Canino as president and CEO and Ashraf Abdalla as chief operating officer.



AC Systems Incorporated (Maryland Heights, Missouri) has been appointed as the new representative for Bioclimatic (Delran, New Jersey).



HomeServe USA (Norwalk, Connecticut) acquired Worry Free Comfort Systems Inc. (Birmingham, Alabama).



The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) has selected ACCA as an ASAE Power of A: Silver Award recipient for its Workforce Development Initiative.

The National Association of Oil and Energy Service Professionals (OESP) announced the winners of the 2020 Dave Nelsen Scholarship: Peter Bennet, Omrys Delgado, Brett Fila, Adam Glanz, and Ian West.

Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) launched a new Proven Partner Program for HVACR wholesalers.



ServiceTitan (Glendale, California) named ProSkill Services (Anthem, Arizona) Titan of the Year.