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’ Commercial and Residential HVAC businesses (Davidson, NC) announced a price increase of up to 12% on select applied and unitary HVAC equipment for Trane, American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning, Trane/Mitsubishi Electric, RunTru, and Ameristar equipment.

Allied Air Enterprises (West Columbia, SC) announced a price increase of up to 12% beginning Jan. 1, 2022.



Murphy Company (St. Louis) acquired State Mechanical.



AAON Inc. (Tulsa) has entered into a membership interest purchase agreement to acquire 100% of the equity interests of BasX LLC, dba BasX Solutions.

NSI Industries LLC (Huntersville, NC) acquired Duro Dyne Corp. (Bay Shore, NY).

Honeywell (Morris Plains, NJ) announced the expansion of its facility in Baton Rouge.

The SEER Group LLC (Seattle) announced its 17th acquisition, a majority stake in Brower Mechanical (Rocklin, CA).

CoolSys (Brea, CA) acquired Triangle Refrigeration (Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York).

Emerson (St. Louis, MO) launched its HVACR Educator Resource platform, designed for the next generation of HVACR professionals.

Derek Blount

Derek Blount

CASPR Group (Dallas) named Derek Blount as its chief executive officer. Former CEO Scott Wheeler will serve on the board of directors.



Jeff Hammond

Jeff Hammond

The International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) (Springfield, IL) named Jeff Hammond as its new executive director.

HARDI (Columbus, OH) announced the departure of long-time Executive Vice President Emily Saving at the end of the year and the promotion of Nick Benton to vice president of operations.



The HVACR training programs at Traviss Technical College (Lakeland, FL) and North Montco Technical Career Center (Lansdale, PA) have been granted accreditation from HVAC Excellence.

Altierus Training Solutions (Minneapolis, MN) announced the launch of its new Accelerator training platform.

Harris Products Group (Mason, OH) donated more than $175,000 of new equipment and renovations to Doniphan West High School (Highland, KS).