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.



Majestic Steel USA Inc. (Cleveland) acquired the business assets of Merit Steel USA (Pittsburg, California).

Rheem (Atlanta) has acquired Friedrich Air Conditioning (San Antonio) from Monomoy Capital Partners.

Stephanie Wall

Stephanie Wall

Hoshizaki America Inc. (Peachtree City, Georgia) named Stephanie Wall as vice president regional sales, responsible for sales of Hoshizaki products in the U.S. and Canada.

Chuck Gates, cofounder/CEO of Renew-Aire (Waunakee, Wis.), is retiring.

Field Controls (Kinston, North Carolina) launched its new Healthy Home System Contractor Program.



The Whalen Company (Easton, Maryland) named ADE Group (Freeport, New York) as its representative for New York City, Long Island, and the northern half of New Jersey.

RectorSeal (Houston) announced that Air Solutions Partners (Dallas) is now a Rectorseal HVAC representative for Texas and Oklahoma.

General Filters Inc. (Novi, Michigan) added sales agency group Mondale & Associates (Eden Prairie, Minnesota) to serve North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.



Right Time Group of Companies (St. Catharines, Ontario) acquired Anchor Home Comfort (Ottawa, Ontario).

Welsch Heating & Cooling (St. Louis) recently were named a 2021 Charles Bryant Award winner.

CoolSys (Brea, California) has acquired T&O Refrigeration.

M.B. Kiser (Dallas) celebrated 75 years in the Dallas/Fort Worth area in Texas.



Dakota Supply Group (Plymouth, Minnesota) will open a new branch in Rogers, Minnesota, in Dec. 2021.

Winsupply Inc. (Moraine, Ohio) has completed the purchase of Clausen Supply of Iowa Inc. (Clinton, Iowa).

F.W. Webb Company (Bedford, Massachusetts) named Deanna O’Donnell as vice president of marketing.



XOi Technologies (Nashville, Tennessee) was named to The Tennessean’s Top Workplaces of 2021.



Budderfly (Shelton, Connecticut) has achieved a Top 10 overall ranking within the 2021 Inc. 5000 list and No. 2 in the Energy category.