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 (La Crosse, Wisconsin) is established new operations in Las Vegas, Nevada, effective May 1, 2021.

Michael Rauterkus

Michael Rauterkus

Uponor’s (Apple Valley, Minnesota) board of directors named Michael Rauterkus as president and CEO of Uponor Group and chairman of the executive committee.

Atlas Copco (Nacka, Sweden) has acquired the operating assets of MidState Air Compressor (Berlin, Connecticut).

American Air Filter Co. Inc. (Louisville, Kentucky) celebrated its 100th anniversary.

Airxcel (Wichita, Kansas) acquired Custom Air Products & Services (Houston).

Malco Products, SBC, (Annandale, Minnesota) earned the 2020 Meritorious Achievement Award in Occupational Safety from Minnesota Safety Council.

Paul O'Donnell

Paul O’Donnell

Miura America (Rockmart, Georgia) promoted Paul O’Donnell to the company’s executive vice president.

Vikas Anand

Vikas Anand

Danfoss (Baltimore) named Vikas Anand as vice president of sales in North America for its recently formed Climate Solutions business segment.

Robert D. Smith

Robert D. Smith

Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US (Suwanee, Georgia) named Robert D. Smith as vice president of supply chain management.



Climate Pros (Glendale Heights, Illinois) acquired Precision Mechanical Contracting (Franklin Park, Illinois).

American Residential Services (Memphis, Tenessee) named Filip Wojcikowski the company’s new senior vice president and head of corporate development, reporting to ARS CEO Scott Boose.

The SEER Group LLC (Redmond, Washington) announced its 14th acquisition, Sturm Heating & Air Conditioning (Spokane, Washington).

R.S. Andrews (Atlanta) acquired New River Heating, Air & Maintenance (Bluffton, South Carolina).



Williams Distributing (Grand Rapids, Michigan) announced its merger of Shoemaker Inc. (Wyoming, Michigan) into the Williams family business.

Winsupply Inc. (Moraine, Ohio) will open a new regional distribution center in Oklahoma City in 2022.