HARDI announced North American HVACR average
distributor sales for December closed out 2010 in line with the association’s
forecast; but failed short of most manufacturer and analyst projections going
into the year.
According to the Fourth Quarter U.S.
Construction Briefing by IHS Global Insight’s Construction Service, U.S. construction spending will be
flat in 2011, pushed higher by positive second half gains in the residential
and commercial sectors.