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 Technologies’ (Davidson, North Carolina) commercial HVAC business announced a price increase of up to 7.5% on select Trane unitary, applied, and controls equipment. The increase will be effective April 9, 2021.

AAON (Tulsa, Oklahoma) announced a price increase of 4% on all AAON HVAC equipment.



Johnson Controls (Glendale, Wisconsin) announced that its chairman and CEO George Oliver has been chosen by the Business Roundtable Chairman Doug McMillon, president and CEO of Walmart, to serve as chair of the organization’s Energy & Environment Committee.

Fieldpiece Instruments (Orange, California) launched a newly redesigned website at

FabricAir (Lawrenceville, Georgia) established a Latin America subsidiary with offices and warehousing headquartered in Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico.

Kevin McNamara

Kevin McNamara

The Climate Control Group (Oklahoma City) appointed Kevin McNamara as chief operating officer for all its businesses in Oklahoma City.

Bradford White Corporation (Ambler, Pennsylvania) has named Rich Simons senior vice president and general manager of Laars Heating Systems Company (Rochester, New Hampshire).

American Refrigeration Company (Wilmington, Massachusetts) acquired Capitol Engineering Co. (Phoenix, Arizona).



Plumbline Services (Denver) announced the grand opening of its newest location in Arvada, Colorado.



SMACNA (Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association) Greater Chicago, Sheet Metal Workers’ Local Union 73, and SMART Local 265 announced the launch of Breathe Easy Illinois.

ACCA (Air Conditioning Contractors of America) named Rosenberg Indoor Comfort (San Antonio) its Residential Contractor of the Year and HB McClure (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) its Commercial Contractor of the Year.



Winsupply Rio Grande Valley (Mission, Texas) opened its doors to HVAC contractors on Jan. 1, 2021.

DiversiTech Corp. (Duluth, Georgia) acquired Packard Inc. (Kennesaw, Georgia).

Mingledorff’s Inc. (Peachtree Corners, Georgia) has completed its asset acquisition of Mechanical Equipment Co. Inc. (Lawrenceville, Georgia).



ServiceTitan (Glendale, California) announced a new partnership with ServicePro (Gallatin, Tennessee).