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.



Sila Services (Philadelphia) acquired Ainsley Heating & Cooling (Cortland, Ohio) and ECS Comfort Heating & Cooling (Palmyra, Pa.).



Hilmor Tools (Duluth, Ga.) named Ryan Figueroa of Top Gun Mechanical (Imperial Valley, Calif.) the winner of its Fastest Hands in HVAC/R competition.

Reliable Controls (Victoria, British Columbia, Canada) named Casey Crown regional sales manager for California.

Bradford White Corp. (Ambler, Pa.) donated a water heater to each of eight low-income families in Philadelphia during Random Acts of Kindness Week.

Steril-Aire (Valencia, Calif.) won renewed ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 accreditations.

Lennox Industries Residential (Dallas) named Lanessa Bannister vice president and general manager, replacing Quan Nguyen, who retired.



HVAC Excellence (Mount Prospect, Ill.) granted Certified Master HVACR Educator status to Brad Cooper of Arkansas State University-Beebe (Searcy, Ark.).

Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (Chantilly, Va.) gave Chris Hronek of Tweet/Garot Mechanical (De Pere, Wis.) its 2024 Innovator of the Year award.

The Building Performance Institute (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) named Daniela Freeman the manager of standards.

CEO Warrior (Eatontown, N.J.) named Daikin Industries Ltd. (Osaka, Japan) a preferred supplier.



XOi (Nashville, Tenn.) named Ethan Halliwell as the company’s CFO.

FieldRoutes (Chesterfield, Mo.) announced a software integration with ServiceTitan Fleet Pro.