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.



RAE Corporation (Pryor, Okla.) announced the following price increases: 5% on all OEM products; 5-8% on RAE Coils products; 5% on Century Refrigeration’s base list price and all other options; 5% on all Technical Systems products; and 5% on all Refrigeration Systems equipment.

Lennox Industries (Richardson, Texas) announced price increases of up to 9% on residential and commercial equipment, accessories, and parts and supplies.



Air Pros USA (Davie, Fla.) was ranked No. 4 on Inc. Magazine’s third annual Inc. 5000 Regionals: Southeast list.

Heartland Home Services (Grand Rapids, Mich.) acquired Buckner’s Heating and Cooling (Kansas City), Faszold Heating and Cooling (St. Louis), and National Heating and Air Conditioning Company (Cincinnati area).



AAON Inc. (Tulsa, Okla.) announced the retirement of Paul K. (“Ken”) Lackey, Jr.

A.O. Smith Corporation (Ashland City, Tenn.) promoted John Bates to regional vice president of the central U.S. region and Matt Patterson to director of national accounts.

Unico Inc. (St. Louis) appointed Gareth Richards as its West Coast territory manager.

Absolute Airflow (Westminster, Calif.) acquired BWR Heating and Cooling (Riverside, Calif.).



Goodman Distribution Inc. (Waller, Texas) entered into a definitive agreement to acquire CCOM Group Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiaries (Hawthorne, N.J.).



AHRI (Arlington, Va.) announced the passing of retired Air Force Lt. General Arnold W. Braswell.

Foundation Investment Partners (Chagrin Falls, Ohio) finalized an agreement to purchase Weiss Instruments LLC (Holtsville, N.Y.).

ACCA (Alexandria, Va.) awarded Ryan Kletz of Classic Air’s One Hour Heating & Cooling (Virginia Beach, Va.) with the ACCA Distinguished Service Award.



NearU Services (Charlotte, N.C.) acquired Ideal Services Heating & Cooling (Holly Springs, N.C.).

Johnson Controls’ (Milwaukee) Xaap Compliance Reporting Platform surpassed one million building inspections.