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.



Johnson Controls Ducted Systems (Milwaukee) will implement a price increase of up to 6 percent on certain products, effective Oct. 1, 2020.

Viega LLC (Broomfield, Colorado) named Markus Brettschneider as its new CEO and president.

Ecoer Inc. (Fairfax, Virginia) added Texas Reps (Stafford, Texas) to its manufacturer’s representation team and will cover the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas.

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.

Uponor North America (Apple Valley, Minnesota) launched a new website.

American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning (Davidson, North Carolina) announced its third annual Building a Higher Standard award winners: Anthony’s Cooling Heating & Electrical (Palmetto, Florida), Lee’s Heating and Air Conditioning (Salt Lake City, Utah), South Nashville Heating & Cooling (Nashville, Tennessee), and Tri-County A/C & Heating (Seguin, Texas).

Airthings (Oslo, Norway) acquired Airtight (Oslo, Norway).

Sanhua International (Plain City, Ohio) named William Allen to the role of vice president, commercial business-Americas.

The Grundfos (Chicago) Hydro MPC HVAC pumping system was selected as the 2020 Commercial Comfort Products of the Year Award winner in the Pumps and Flow Controls category by Engineered Systems.

CoolSys (Brea, California) has partnered with ECMC Education to launch a multifaceted online training program for its technicians.

Alltemp Inc. (Westlake Village, California) appointed Bob Davis, E. Kenn Phillips, and Ben Hansel to the board of directors, and appointed Hansel to CEO.



The Wrench Group (Marietta, Georgia) acquired Easy A/C (Tampa, Florida).

Empire Heating and Air Conditioning (Decatur, Georgia) earned the title of SecureAire Certified Dealer for SecureAire air purification products.



Nexstar Network appointed Julian Scadden as president and CEO, effective Nov. 1, 2020.

XOi Technologies (Nashville, Tennessee) ranked No. 1209 on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing companies in America for 2020.