Brief news items on finacials, promotions, new hires, awards, special projects, etc., in the heating and cooling industry.
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McQuay International appointed Tom Lennon as Mid-Atlantic regional manager and Tom Watson as director/product quality for chillers. Lennon spent 25 years with York International, while Watson has been with McQuay since 1972.
HRAI added four people to its team: Jason Borg, sales and marketing coordinator; Louise Hope, manager/administration and CHRAW; Martin Luymes, director/ HRAC services and relations; and Joanne Spurrell, director/education and market development.
Nortek appointed Edward J. Cooney as its treasurer, succeeding Richard J. Harris. Harris currently serves as company senior vice president/administration.
Buy and sell
Johnson Controls completed its acquisition of MC International, a French refrigeration and air-conditioning services company with annual sales of more than $200 million.
Nortec Industries recently acquired Environmental Engineering Concepts of Palm Springs, Calif. EEC specializes in the design and manufacture of high-pressure fogging systems.
Thermo Manufacturing purchased Hexdall Hangar Co. of Aurora, Ill. Hexdall is known for its patented line of ductwork hangars.
York International Corp. announced it will close its compressor assembly operation in Sparta, N.C. The facility is part of the Bristol Compressors operation and employs about 450 people.
Nesbitt aire announced its new two-year warranty on all floor-mounted, horizontal and self-contained unit ventilator products. Call 800/356-0322 or visit www.peftn.com for additional information.
Smith Cast Iron Boilers recently introduced an extended warranty program for its residential boiler product line. Available through Smith Heating Pro contractors, homeowners can choose to purchase a warranty for a five- or 10-year period. For further information, call 800/295-1625, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
AAF International announced a price increase for all residential air filter products sold in North America, effective immediately. The increase is a result of higher energy costs, increased transportation expenses and a substantial growth in raw material costs.
Mitsubishi Electric HVAC lowered the price of its PlasmaPure air purifiers. Model MA-EF503HS-U has been reduced to $299 from $389, and model MA-EF303HS-U has been reduced to $249 from $359.
The Trane Co. set a 1% to 4% price increase on a majority of its commercial and unitary products, effective immediately.