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.



SPX Cooling Technologies Inc. (Overland Park, Kan.) announced price increases for Marley, Recold, and SGS Refrigeration products.

Trane Technologies’ (Davidson, N.C.) commercial HVAC business announced a price increase of up to 18% on select Trane unitary, applied, and controls equipment.



Southern HVAC Corporation (Maitland, Fla.) acquired AirNow Cooling & Heating (Montgomery, Ala.).

Air Pros USA (Davie, Fla.) appointed Robert DiPietro as president.

NexGen Air Conditioning & Plumbing (Anaheim, Calif.) joined the Wrench Group (Marietta, Ga.).

Southeastern Home Services (Tampa Bay, Fla.) acquired Mario’s Air Conditioning & Heating (Hudson, Fla.).

Strikepoint Group Holdings (Newark, Del.) acquired Phillips Air Care (Charlotte, N.C.).

Rooter Hero (Los Angeles) acquired Velavi Heating & Cooling Inc. (Norwalk, Calif.)



Franklin Electric Co. Inc. (Fort Wayne, Ind.) appointed Chris Villavarayan as director.

Malco Products, SBC (Annandale, Minn.) appointed Phil Sponsler to its board

of directors.



The SEER Group LLC (Issaquah, Wash.) acquired a majority stake in J. A. Bertsch Heating & Cooling (Coeur d’Alene, Idaho).



HVAC Excellence (Mount Prospect, Ill.) accredited the HVAC programs at the Advanced Training Institute (Las Vegas) and the Tennessee College of Applied Technology (Knoxville, Tenn.).