Southwest HVAC News
Daikin Texas Technology Park Hosts Grand Opening
Event celebrates the resurgence of manufacturing leadership
and job creation in the United States
CE Launches AHRI System Builder Tool To Assist HVAC
Contractors In Building HVAC Systems.
Innovative online tool designed to offer contractors the
benefits of building an AHRI certified HVAC system with just
a few clicks of a mouse.
Joseph S. Groh Foundation Recipient Charlie Yerger.
His HVAC career started as an installation foreman for a
controls contractor, which led to working as a technician
for a large residential and commercial HVAC contractor in
Texas Christian University's Arena Renovation Challenges
HVAC Engineers and Contractors.
Engineers overcome venue's HVAC equipment space limitations
and design/installation challenges of new 47-foot-high,
Standard Plumbing Supply is primary sponsor of No. 72 Cole
Whitt at Phoenix Raceway.
TriStar Motorsports announces Standard Plumbing Supply as
the primary sponsor of the No. 72 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Series entry with driver Cole Whitt.
Armstrong Announces Winners of Its Harley Davidson
Texas Contractor & Counter Person Are the Two Big Winners.
Expressions Home Gallery opens new location.
Expressions Home Gallery has a new location in San Antonio,
Texas, located at 9901 Broadway, Suite 104. The new facility
features 11,000 square feet of space.
U.S. Congressman McCaul Tours Daikin Texas Technology Park.
Daikin Texas Technology Park got a visit from U.S.
Congressman Michael McCaul recently, who toured the campus
near northwest Houston and visited with some of the more
than 3,000 people working there.
NCI Summit 2017 Swoops into Scottsdale this April.
The National Comfort Institute’s (NCI) annual Home and HVAC
Performance Summit 2017 is in the final stages of
preparation and HVAC contractors from around the country are
invited to attend.
Heatcraft Launches Certified Contractor Program.
Heatcraft Certification Program Targets Growth for Service
Contractors and Technicians.
HTS Launches New Website, HTS.com.
The new HTS site is designed to enhance user experience with
streamlined navigation and updated location-specific
Houston based John Moore Tech, provides fast-paced
continuing education to HVAC technicians.
Skilled-trade labor- which includes careers in plumbing,
electrical and HVAC repair- has taken a hit recently as more
and more high-school graduates pursue careers in other
Fresh-Aire UV® Names Southwestern HVAC Sales as 2016 Rep of
the Year at Las Vegas’ AHR Expo.
Fresh-Aire UV®, Jupiter, Fla., the largest manufacturer of
UVC and PCO/carbon indoor air quality (IAQ) products in
North America, named Southwestern HVAC Sales LLC,
Smithville, Texas as its “2016 Rep of the Year".
Entech Acquires LBS Oklahoma City.
Entech Sales and Service Inc. announced they are acquiring
Oklahoma City-based Logical Building Solutions Inc.
Lennox® Commercial Innovation Truck. Innovation Never Felt
Outfitted with the latest products, the Lennox Innovation
Truck features true-to-size displays of Lennox’ most popular
and technologically advanced HVAC systems.
HARDI Mid-Season Survey and Outlook Available.
HARDI recently released its JP Morgan Mid-Season Survey
Results and Outlook, a trifecta of report, presentation and
Jackson Supply 16th Annual Golf Tournament – September 30th,
October 1st, & 2nd 2016.
Jackson Supply will be hosting its 16thannual Golf
Tournament on the weekend of September 30th thru October
2nd. The tournament and practice round will be held at Shell
Landing. We are expecting over 200+ golfers so reserve your
Custom Air Products & Services, Inc. Announces Record
Quarter for Mechanical Field Services Division.
Custom Air Products &
Services, Inc. (CAPS), a leading commercial and industrial
heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) company,
is proud to announce record first quarter results for its
Mechanical Field Services division.
Mitsubishi HVAC Company Launches New Website.
Mitsubishi Now, a cooling and heating company in Houston,
TX, are proud to have launched their brand new website. The
site highlights the various services they offer, as well as
the five geographical areas that they target.
Wittichen Supply Company Replaces Homegrown Solution With
Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of
industry-specific enterprise software to promote business
growth, today announced Wittichen Supply Company has chosen
the Epicor® Eclipse® distribution system to replace a
homegrown solution and help digitalize their HVAC business.
APHCC-TEXAS Foundation Awards Scholarships.
The Associated Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors of Texas
Charitable and Education Foundation has awarded a total of
$17,000 in scholarships.
Ferguson acquires Bruce-Rogers Company of Fort Smith,
Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. (Ferguson), the largest plumbing
distributor in the U.S., announces the acquisition of
Bruce-Rogers Company in a stock transaction completed May
MORSCO Enters Atlanta Market through Acquisition of DeVore &
Johnson GeorgiaBased Plumbing Wholesaler Expands MORSCO’s
Footprint in the Southeast.
MORSCO, a Fort Worth-based
distributor of commercial and residential plumbing products,
heating and cooling equipment (HVAC), and pipe, valves and
fittings (PVF), has acquired substantially all of the assets
of DeVore & Johnson, a plumbing wholesaler with four
locations in Georgia (three in Atlanta Metro and one in
Choice Partners Recognizes HTS for Energy Savings.
HTS was recognized by Choice Partners for bringing
significant energy savings to the Bell County Expo Center in
its latest renovation. Along with savings, the Bell County
Expo Center praised HTS for hard work, dedication to
quality, and expertise.
Moffitt Corporation, Inc. Acquires Western Canwell
This purchase adds the
Canwell factory, product line, sales representatives and
manufacturing expertise to Moffitt’s existing global
industrial ventilation and natural solutions business.
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Wrightsoft® Announces Collaboration with ENERGY STAR®
The new ENERGY STAR V3 Rev. 8 HVAC Design Report is now
integrated with Wrightsoft’s Right-Suite® Universal 2017
Morrison Supply Company Named LG Duct Free System
Distributor of the Year For Second Consecutive Year.
Morrison Supply Company, a Fort Worth-based company, claimed
the title of 2015 LG Duct Free System Distributor (DFS) of
the Year at the inaugural LG DFS Distributor Conference in
Half Moon Bay, CA.
Ferguson acquires Andrews Lighting Gallery.
Ferguson will conduct business from the former Andrews
Lighting Gallery, Inc. locations as Andrews Lighting &
Hardware Gallery, a Ferguson enterprise.
Winsupply opens five new companies in Texas, Denver.
DAYTON, Ohio, March 7, 2016 – Winsupply Inc., one of the
largest distributors in the nation, has opened five new
locations, four in Texas that serve HVAC contractors, and
one in Denver that focuses on fire protection systems.
HTS Plans to Focus on DFW Market in 2016
HTS, the largest independent commercial HVAC manufacturers’
representative in North America, plans to focus its
investments on expansion in Dallas in 2016. Since 2010, HTS
has seen significant success in the Dallas market and aims
to move forward by investing 90 percent of 2016 investment
funds into its growth in the area.
Seresco Introduces Split-System DOAS Dehumidifier with the
Smallest Refrigerant Charge in HVAC Industry.
The Outdoor Air (OA) Series targets commercial buildings
requiring a green indoor split-system solution for dedicated
outdoor air needs.
Audax Private Equity Acquires Source Refrigeration & HVAC,
Audax Private Equity today announced that it has partnered
with management to acquire Source Refrigeration & HVAC, Inc.
(“Source”) from Arsenal Capital Partners. Terms of the
transaction were not disclosed.
Daikin breaks ground on new campus.
Daikin Industries, Ltd., the world’s largest manufacturer of
heating, cooling and refrigerant products, recently held
their ground-breaking ceremony at the future location of
their new, consolidated HVAC equipment engineering,
manufacturing and logistics campus in Waller, TX, northwest
Wise County Winsupply opens to serve plumbing customers in
Wise Country Winsupply has opened in Texas to provide
wholesale plumbing contractors in Wise County and
surrounding counties with an inventory of high quality
plumbing products, supplies and services.
EcoNet's IOT Wireless HVAC Vent Receives SmartThings
EcoNet Controls of Clearwater Florida, a manufacturer of
Home Automation Devices, has received the "Works with
SmartThings" stamp of approval for its EV100 series of
Z-Wave HVAC vents.
CoilDesigner Software Can Now Simulate the Performance of
MicroGroove Smaller-Diameter Copper Tubes, Says Copper
Alliance and Optimized Thermal Systems.
The International Copper Association (ICA) and Optimized
Thermal Systems, Inc. (OTS) today announced that newly
developed MicroGrooveTM correlations will be implemented in
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Goodman Establishes New Base in U.S. State of Texas.
Consolidates 4 U.S. factories, logistics, and marketing
function. Aiming for medium- to long-term business expansion
in the HVAC market of North America, Daikin Industries, Ltd.
is establishing a new base in the suburbs of Houston through
its subsidiary Goodman.
White-Rodgers Introduces New Direct Replacement Options.
Integrated Furnace Control Modules Available for Fall
Service Calls. White-Rodgers, a business unit of Emerson
(NYSE: EMR) and part of the Emerson Climate Technologies
business segment, today introduced four new direct
replacement controls for Carrier, Trane and York
New Features Make Goodman's New Modulating Gas Furnace Even
Easier To Sell and Install. New heat exchanger design
and 97% AFUE efficiency rating offer even better value.
Goodman kicked off the fall heating season by introducing
the new G_VM97 modulating gas furnace featuring improvements
such as a newly designed tubular heat exchanger, reduced
cabinet height, and a higher AFUE efficiency rating of up to
Nortek Acquires Residential HVAC Equipment Distribution
Nortek, Inc. , a global diversified company with leading
brands and innovative air management and technology-driven
products and solutions for residential and commercial
applications, today announced that it has acquired the HVAC
distribution business of privately owned Phoenix Wholesale,
Morrison acquires El Paso's Western Wholesale.
Morrison Supply Company LLC,
a Fort Worth-based wholesale distributor of plumbing, HVAC,
and builder products throughout the Southwest, has acquired
the assets of El Paso-based, Western Wholesale Co. Inc.
Precision Air &
Heating is Changing the Game with Its Unique Approach Towards
Precision Air & Heating does things a little differently than
other companies in that environmental consciousness and
preservation efforts is a part of their mission when it comes to
the work that they do.
Custom Air Products & Services, Inc. Grows by Leaps and
Custom Air Products & Services, Inc. (CAPS), a leading
commercial and industrial heating, ventilation and air
conditioning (HVAC) company based in Houston, Texas (US) is
proud to announce several new, young additions to its team
over the course of the summer.
Dwyer Group scholarship encourages women to enter trades.
The Dwyer Group is looking
for more local women to apply for a scholarship aimed at
helping women pursue technical and trade careers.
NEXREV INC. CELEBRATES 20-YEAR ANNIVERSARY
NexRev Inc., the foremost manufacturer of
performance-enhancing energy efficiency upgrades for
standard HVAC equipment and open-based energy management
systems (EMS), announced today the celebration of 20 years
EDGE Geo Supply has updated its 2014 training schedule.
Addison, TX – EDGE Geo continues support of the geo industry
by adding nine courses to its spring 2014 training schedule.
HARDI Debuts First Focus Conference of the Year in
March 9-11 marked the kickoff to HARDI’s 2014 Focus
Conferences, starting with the Operations & Logistics
Optimization Conference in Litchfield Park, Arizona.
HVAC Industry Professional Will Gather in San Antonio for
NADCA’s 25th Annual Meeting.
The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA), an
association of HVAC industry professionals, including air
systems cleaning specialists, mold remediators and HVAC
inspectors, is gearing up for their 25th Annual Conference
and Exposition, March 3-6 in San Antonio.
Products & Services, Inc. Announces Completion of Facility
Custom Air Products & Services, Inc. (CAPS), a leading
commercial and industrial heating, ventilation, and air
conditioning (HVAC) company, today announced completion of a
facility expansion acquisition and renovation.
Find the Right
Tape for Your Application at the New Shurtape.com.
Select and compare,
filter by specification among new options in refreshed site.
LLC,announces the launch of the new shurtape.com website,
offering craftsmen – from contractors and HVAC technicians to
painters and packaging professionals – an easy-to-navigate way
to find the right tape for their demanding applications.
Direct Expansion Solutions
Provides Customized Energy-Efficient HVAC Equipment to The
American Institute of Architects San Antonio New Center for
System Delivers Zoned Climate Control to Reduce Cooling Costs.
3M Rebrands Commercial HVAC Filter Products from Filtrete™
3M Purification, long known for its expertise in filtration
technologies, announces the rebranding of its commercial
HVAC filter products.
Previously sold under the Filtrete™ brand, the products will
now instead carry the 3M™ brand.
New Tulsa Winair Serves Metro Area HVAC Contractors.
WinWholesale Inc. opened Tulsa Winair to provide heating,
ventilation and air conditioning equipment and supplies to
contractors in a 50-mile radius of the Tulsa, Okla.,
Oversized or Undersized HVAC Equipment – Neither makes for a
Many contractors think a bigger system will reduce the
number of complaints they get. Or the HVAC unit may be
oversized because you have added insulation or double-pane
windows and the contractor just replaces your old
inefficient system with a new efficient system of the same
RectorSeal Debuts HVAC Industry's First Web-Based Condensate
Pump Selection Tool for Ductless Mini-Split A/C.
FastFind Pump Selector navigates through all major ductless
mini-split brands/models for the U.S. market; selects most
ideal Aspen pump along with installation and wiring info.
HTS Texas San Antonio Receives the 2012 Daikin Pinnacle Award.
Annual Award Recognizes Top Performing Daikin distributors.
The San Antonio office of HTS Texas, one of the largest
independent commercial HVAC manufacturers' representatives in
North America, received the 2012 Pinnacle Award from Daikin, the
number one commercial HVAC manufacturer in the world.
Demand System Provides Automated Energy Management.
Carrier has released its Energy Demand System, which creates
a wireless network of automated demand-management and
demand-response controllers that can be installed onto any
packaged rooftop unit.
SimpleSox Fabric HVAC Duct Line Adds Porous Fabrics and Silver
Color Options. SimpleSox is industry's first modular,
field-adjustable, in-stock fabric ductwork system with fast,
next-day shipping from DuctSox.
MSC Holdings, Inc. acquires Farnsworth Wholesale Company.
As one of the largest plumbing supply businesses in the
Arizona market, Farnsworth Wholesale Company has five
locations and focuses on the Plumbing, HVAC and Waterworks
Snappy and USAIRE Provide One-Stop HVAC Solutions.
Snappy Air Distribution Products ("Snappy")
(www.snappyco.com), today announced a major new alliance
with USAIRE (www.metalindustriesinc.com/usaire), the
residential air distribution products division of Metal
Smart HVAC Equipment Donation is a Gift that Keeps on
HTS Texas, the Texas partner of one of the largest
independent commercial HVAC manufacturers' representatives
in North America, recently donated $34,000 in
high-performance Daikin Rebel HVAC equipment to QuestCare
Clinic: a Watermark Community Church Partnership in Dallas.
TSI Launches HVAC
& IAQ Training Center .TSI
Incorporated, a manufacturer of precision measurement
instruments, is pleased to introduce the HVAC & IAQ Training
Center as part of TSI University. The Training Center is
designed to provide easy-to-use educational tools to drive
efficient HVAC and IAQ assessments.
Rose State College in Oklahoma City Offers Building Operator
Rose State College’s Environmental Training Center in
Oklahoma City will offer the first Building Operator
Certification (BOC) course in Oklahoma starting October 24.
Morrison Supply Acquires Norman Plumbing Supply.
Ft. Worth, Texas-based Morrison Supply recently announced
the acquisition of Oklahoma City area-based Norman Plumbing
for Selecting Low-Temperature Valves are Outlined in New White
Selecting fluid automation
devices for service in low ambient temperatures presents
designers and specifiers with numerous difficult challenges,
and cause serious operational and maintenance problems, and
cost issues, all along the line.
Lifeworks to Reduce Energy Costs by 30 Percent with
High-Efficiency HVAC Equipment Provided by Direct Expansion
Direct Expansion Solutions (DXS), a North American HVAC
manufacturers' representative that specializes in variable
refrigerant flow (VRF) implementation and design, announced
today that it provided LifeWorks with an energy-efficient HVAC
system projected to help the non-profit organization cut HVAC
energy costs by 30 percent.
ASHRAE Awards First Innovative Research Grants.
ASHRAE has awarded projects at Purdue University and
Oklahoma State University with its newly created research
grant, which provides funding for research having the
potential to significantly advance the state-of-the-art in
ESCO Hits a Monumental Milestone: Celebrating One Million
Strong and Growing
Twenty (20) years ago, the ESCO Institute broadened its
outreach by offering the EPA Section 608 certification
program. Since that time it has grown into the industry's
largest provider of the EPA Section 608 exam and the
industry leader in certification with over one million
strong and growing.
Texas Companies Embrace HVAC
Cost Savings and Superior Customer Service Delivered by HTS
Texas. HTS Texas, one
of the largest independent commercial HVAC manufacturers'
representatives in North America, has experienced year-over-year
revenue growth of 30 percent for the last five years, has hired
more than 60 new employees in the last 12 months and expanded
operations in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San
Antonio locations to address market and customer needs across
New VRF A/C Training Center Epitomizes HVAC/R Industry's Trend
Toward Installation Aesthetics.
RectorSeal's new line of
Engineered Products combined with Samsung's DVM Plus III Series
makes distributor Quietside's VRF training center an
installation demo showcase.
Electrical Theory and Application for HVACR.
ESCO Press is pleased to announce the release
of Electrical Theory and Application for HVACR.
Custom Air Products & Services among Finalists for Safety
Custom Air Products &
Services (CAPS), a leading commercial and industrial
heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) company,
today announced it has been named a finalist in the Houston
Business Roundtable (HBR) Safety Excellence Award.
Medical Center Receives $165,000 Energy Rebate Due to
Energy-Efficient HVAC Systems Provided by HTS Texas.
HTS Texas, the Texas partner
of the largest independent commercial HVAC manufacturers'
representatives in North America, announced today it
supplied the 345,000 sq. ft. Lakeway Regional Medical Center
with an energy-efficient central plant and dehumidification
system that resulted in $165,000 of energy rebates for the
Energy Management Technology on WeatherseriesSM Rooftops. Carrier
and REGEN Energy Inc.™, developer of the patented wireless
Swarm Energy Management™ electrical demand management and
dynamic load control technology, have signed an agreement to
provide a field-installed accessory to assist with energy
management on Carrier’s commercial rooftop units.
Announces Expansion of its HVAC Equipment and Services Line in
the Lone Star State Through New Agreements with Munters and
ASHRAE, AHR Expo Return to Dallas, Texas for 2013 Winter
ATLANTA—Deep in the heart of
Texas, where the stars at night are big and bright, ASHRAE
is convening for its 2013 Winter Conference to corral energy
use and blaze the way in high performing building design.
ACCA Fall Meetings Bring Contractors New Ideas, Fresh
ACCA, the nation’s largest organization of indoor
environment and energy services contracting businesses,
presented two back-to-back contractor events in Austin
earlier this month: the first Building Performance Forum and
the 5th Annual Service Managers Forum.
HTS Texas Launches Online Commercial HVAC Parts Store.
Site offers customers access to extensive catalog of parts
from leading industry manufacturers.
Lincoln College of Technology (Grand Prairie, TX) Granted
HVAC Excellence Accreditation.
The Lincoln College of Technology in Grand Prairie, Texas
has been granted accreditation of their Heating,
Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR)
program by HVAC Excellence.
EDGE Geo Supply adds Fantech, Trion and EMI lines.
EDGE Geo Supply is excited to announce the addition of the
Fantech line, we will be stocking Fantech ERV's in our north
ACCA Schedules Special Session to Help Contractors Learn
from NBC Sting.
To help contractors learn more about what happened with the
program and how they can use this as a learning tool, ACCA
has scheduled a special lunch session, “Taking the “Sting”
Out of the Media,” during the fifth annual Service Managers
ClimateMaster and LoopTech host first Annual GeoRanch.
ClimateMaster and LoopTech
hosted over 200 attendees at their first annual GeoRanch in
New Waverly, TX. LoopTech’s headquarters, the event
location, proved to be an ideal place for this type of “in
the field” training.
In Light of Industry Demand,
Refrigeration School, Inc. Announces New HVAC 6 Month Training
Program. RSI is proud
to announce a new Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating
Technologies program. Students can complete the training program
in as little as 6 months.
Board of Directors of
Morrison Supply Company Elects Pool Corporation President and
Chief Executive Officer Manuel J. Perez de la Mesa as Director.
The Board of Directors of Morrison Supply Company announced
today that it has elected Manuel "Manny" J. Perez de la Mesa as
a Director of the Company.
Jon Davis Companies Hosts Retail Ready Lunch & Learn.
Area HVAC professionals were invited to tour the facility
and learn how the Retail Ready programs available here
benefit them and bring more available talent to the industry
which sorely needs it.
ACES A/C Supply, Inc. of Houston TX Receives 2011 Pinnacle
American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning Honors Top
Distributors at 2011 Pinnacle Award Celebration.
sponsorship of Make-A-Wish into 2014
Three-year, $750,000 commitment helps grant wishes for
seriously ill children
Over 500 Pack HVAC Excellence Educators Conference.
The train-the-trainer boot camp provided attendees nearly
forty sessions and nearly 80 exhibits.