Brief news items on financials, promotions, new hires, awards, special projects, etc., in the heating and cooling industry.

People in the news

  • Rheem Manufacturing Co.'s Air Conditioning Division named Steven P. Schmitt as manager/sales and distribution for its North Central Region. He is a 17-year veteran of the HVAC industry.

  • Northeastern Supply (Baltimore) recently made the following promotions: Barry Taylor to branch manager of the Golden Ring, Md., facility; Larry Taylor to branch manager of the Bel Air, Md., store; Don Bartsch is regional manager for the Delmarva and Lancaster, Pa., branches; Bill Pritchett will oversee all other branches as regional manager; and Rick Yost is the new commercial sales manager.

  • Progress Supply (Cincinnati) appointed Steve Schlewinsky as a Copeland Technical Specialist for the Cincinnati area. He will specialize in sizing coolers, freezers and refrigeration equipment.

Dates to remember

  • The Slant/Fin Long Island Hydronic Heating Expo is scheduled for Oct. 3 and includes displays, demonstrations and seminars. Supply House Times hydronics columnist Dan Holohan will highlight a series of heating seminars. For more information, contact Phyllis Finkle at 516/484-2610, ext. 225,

New hours

  • Metropac Industries expanded its winter hours to 6:30 p.m. EST beginning Sept. 4 and running through March 2002. Orders received by 6:15 p.m. EST will ship the same day. Summer hours will resume in April.