DAYTON, Ohio — Winsupply Inc., a major U.S. distributor of HVAC equipment and supplies, has acquired General Metals Manufacturing & Supply Co., based in Phoenix, Arizona.

Founded in 1952, General Metals manufactures, fabricates, and distributes HVAC equipment and products. Its primary clientele is comprised of HVAC contractors in the Southwest. The company provides residential and commercial HVAC contractors with just about everything needed to complete installations for residential, multi-family, retail, factory, and office buildings, a press release from Winsupply said.

“Winsupply deeply admires the company's excellent 72-year reputation and impressive track record of growth,” said Jeff Dice, president of Winsupply. “Winsupply looks forward to investing in General Metals and expanding in the Phoenix market.”

General Metals’ manufacturing-fabrication facility, combined with its integrated wholesale distribution division, can handle virtually any HVAC project, Winsupply’s press release said. The company operates three locations, two in the Phoenix area and one in Tucson, Arizona.

“Under the current leadership of Richard and Michael Goettel, General Metals has established strong vendor partnerships, a dedicated workforce, and a loyal customer base, positioning the company for future growth in the Phoenix market,” said Greg Holbrock, vice president of mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, and financial integration at Winsupply. “This company will greatly contribute to the Winsupply HVAC expansion in the Phoenix area and surrounding markets.”

Currently the president of General Metals, Richard Goettel will continue with the company in a consulting capacity and will transition leadership to Anthony Jackson, who will be relocating from Prescott Winsupply, where he was president for four years. Michael Goettel, who has been with General Metals for 21 years, will continue with the company as vice president of fabrications.