Lochinvar Corp. (Nashville, TN) announces the groundbreaking for its new world headquarters that will be located at a 75-acre site in Lebanon, TN. Its new, 360,000-sq-ft facility will house a manufacturing plant, engineering development lab, administrative offices, training facility, and distribution center.

Mueller Industries, Inc. (Memphis, TN) reports record second-quarter earnings. Quarterly earnings were 78 cents per diluted share, an increase of 21.9% over earnings per diluted share of 64 cents for the same period a year ago.

Dectron Internationale Inc. (Montreal, PQ, Canada) announces that Exodus Communications has become a regular purchaser of the manufacturer’s dehumidifiers and makeup air units for its Internet Data Centers around the United States. Exodus requires a controlled environment for successful operation, as its data centers guarantee 99.999% up time.

The American GeoThermal (Murfrees- boro, TN) DX unit has become the only direct geoexchange system to achieve ARI certification and an EPA/Energy Star listing, says the company. The DX system is 10% to 20% more efficient than a comparable water-source geothermal system, the manufacturer says, and is also less expensive to install than water-source units.