Frost & Sullivan presented its 1999 Market Engineering Product Innovation Award to The Trane Company (La Crosse, WI). Its 1999 Market Engineering Marketing Strategy Award was given to Nortec Industries Inc. (Ogdensburg, NY).

Johnson Controls, Inc. (Milwaukee, WI) has acquired Electronic Systems USA (ESUSA) (Louisville, KY). ESUSA’s specialty is combining legacy building automation components from multiple vendors into an integrated system.

The Trane Co. (La Crosse, WI) has received a Notice of Intent to Award to provide energy efficient products and services as part of a multimillion dollar renovation project at Naval Air Station-Oceana and Naval Amphibious Base-Little Creek in Virginia. Proposed upgrades include the use of geothermal heat pump technology for heating and air conditioning.

York International Corp. (York, PA) has selected HSB Registration Services, a division of The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Co. (Hartford, CT), to provide global engineering services to York, to help integrate its quality initiatives worldwide.

International Comfort Products (ICP) (Lewisburg, TN) has announced its 1999 distributor awards for four of its product brands.

— Washer Specialties (Wichita, KS) was named Tempstar Distributor of the Year.

— Gateway Supply Co., Inc. (Columbia, SC) was awarded as Heil Distributor of the Year.

— Carr Supply, Inc. (Columbus, OH) was honored as Comfortmaker Distributor of the Year.

— United Refrigeration (Philadelphia, PA) was named Arcoaire Distributor of the Year.

ICP also honored its sales representatives. Doug Behr of Phoenix, AZ was named winner of the Regional Business Manager of the Year award. Also, three company representatives were honored for exceeding their sales quotas: Brooks Stephens of Lutz, FL; Ron Rosol of Carlsbad, CA; and Mike Robertson of Murfreesboro, TN.

Parker Hannifin Corp. (Cleveland, OH) announced that its Skinner Valve Division’s Madison, MS facility has received ISO 9001 certification.

Goettl Air Conditioning, Inc. (Phoenix, AZ) revealed that it will introduce a new commercial natural gas engine-driven chiller line to be released in early 2000. Goettl will enter the market in the 20- and 30-ton size range with larger units to follow.

A.O. Smith Water Products Co. (Irving, TX) donated a check for $1,000 to the Women’s Auxiliary of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (PHCC) National Association during the recent PHCC Convention in Nashville, TN.

The year 2000 marks the centennial year for Lovejoy, Inc. (Downers Grove, IL), which began as a small railroad accessory manufacturer in 1900 and is now a worldwide supplier of mechanical power transmission components.

Victaulic Co. of America (Easton, PA), in cooperation with Intergraph Corp., has announced that its Vic/PDS Piping Specs are available free for use in the Intergraph Plant Design System (PDS), allowing users to access and use them in their piping system designs. The specs are available on the Victaulic Web site,

Environmental Technology, Inc. (South Bend, IN) has announced the formation of a wholly owned subsidiary, ETI Heat Systems, Inc. The subsidiary will market heating systems using their Safe Heat™ cable heater technology.