The Air Conditioning Contractors of America announced to has signed up 14 companies as corporate partners for 2011.

The program allows industry suppliers, manufacturers and others to demonstrate “extraordinary commitment” to the ACCA through year-round financial and related support, association officials said.

“The 2010 program was extremely successful and the 2011 program is growing, because these companies have decided to continue or increase their support of ACCA and HVACR contractors,” said Paul T. Stalknecht, ACCA’s president and CEO. “Their commitment shows that ACCA’s membership is a vital part of their success, so they are willing to invest in and support the quality programs that ACCA offers to help contractors be more professional and thrive in any market.”

The ACCA’s current chairman, John Sedine of Engineered Heating & Cooling in Grand Rapids, Mich., agreed.

“It is wonderful to see that so many companies throughout the HVACR industry continue to recognize the value that ACCA brings to the table,” he said.  “These companies are leaders in our industry and through the corporate partnership program are showing that leaders’ actions speak louder than words. All of our members should be pleased that these partners are willing to provide extra support to ensure that contractors have the best resources and tools to do their jobs at the highest level possible, every time.”

Current 2011 partners include: Carrier Corp., Emerson Climate Technologies, Federated Insurance, Goodman Manufacturing, Honeywell, Jackson Systems, Johnson Controls Inc., Lennox, Mitsubishi Electric, Rheem Manufacturing, Trane & American Standard Heating & Cooling, USA Refrigerants, North American Technician Excellence and the ACHR News.