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.



Winsupply Inc. (Dayton, Ohio) acquired General Metals Manufacturing & Supply Co. (Phoenix).

Hengst Filtration (Munster, Germany) acquired Main Filter (Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada).



Hiller Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical (Nashville, Tenn.) was honored by Ruud (Atlanta) with a Top Pro Partner Award.



ASHRAE (Atlanta) and the American Industrial Hygiene Association (Falls Church, Va.) have agreed to work together on common public affairs goals.

Larry Zarker, CEO of the Building Performance Institute (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.), announced plans to retire this fall.

The Association for Smarter Homes & Buildings (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) appointed John Yohanna, vice president of residential at Creston Electronics (Rockleigh, N.J.), to its board of directors.



Carrier (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy (Washington) to develop high-efficiency heat-pump rooftop units.

Daikin Applied (Plymouth, Minn.) subsidiary Alliance Air Products broke ground for a new factory in Tijuana, Mexico.



The HVACR program at Palm Beach State College (Lake Worth, Fla.) was accredited by HVAC Excellence (Mount Prospect, Ill.).



XOi (Nashville, Tenn.) announced four promotions: Paige Collins to chief customer officer, Jeff Prince to chief technology officer, Kiri Leibold to vice president of customer success, and Jon Jackson to vice president of customer support.



Interplay Learning (Austin, Texas) named Jim Clor vice president of education and workforce development.

PermitUsNow (Houston) was named one of the top 25 Subcontractors of the Year by SubContractors USA (Houston).

SitePro Rentals (Lewisville, Texas) opened a new location in Aubrey, Texas.

Contractor in Charge (Tampa, Fla.) and SF&P Advisors (Boca Raton, Fla.) have agreed to a strategic partnership.

A-Gas International (Bowling Green, Ohio) expanded its Rapid Exchange program to Salt Lake City.