Electrolux and Kelly Ripa Bring the Perfect Temp to New Yorkers and the Nation

Electrolux Perfect Temp Setting

NEW YORK, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With summer temperatures well on the rise, Electrolux and Kelly Ripa will team up to help New Yorkers beat the heat with a unique, one-day experience called the "Electrolux Perfect Temp Setting," located in the city's iconic Columbus Circle. Visitors will have the opportunity to step out of the heat and into a life-size structure that will feel like the inside of an Electrolux French Door Refrigerator and is designed to stay the perfect temperature, no matter what the thermometer says outside.

Carrier Showcases New Products/Programs at 2013 AHR Expo

Carrier Showcases New Products/Programs at 2013 AHR Expo

SYRACUSE, N.Y., Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- From mobile apps to energy saving chillers, Carrier, the world's leader in high technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, will be showcasing its new 2013 products and programs beginning today at the 65th International Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Exposition (AHR) Expo in Dallas. Carrier is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

Among the featured products and programs are new smart phone apps to help customers determine the right Carrier rooftops and chillers to meet their needs; the WeatherExpert™ packaged rooftop units, which have been expanded to now include models up to 150 tons; and the latest version of Carrier's Hourly Analysis Program (HAP) v4.7 software with new calculators and simulation models.

California Dreaming: Emerson Climate Technologies Releases a List of the Top 10 States to Work in HVACR

List of the Top 10 States to Work in HVACR

St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) January 14, 2013 -- Heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) contractors looking for plentiful job opportunities, high salaries, available training and large numbers of service calls should head for the Golden Coast or the Buckeye State, according to a list of top states to work in HVACR complied by Emerson Climate Technologies, a business segment of Emerson.

One of the key challenges facing the HVACR industry is a shortage of qualified technicians. Emerson created the list after talking to contractors and HVACR students and instructors about what motivates young people to pursue careers in this industry. According to the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), an estimated additional 57,000 skilled workers are needed each year to work in the HVACR industry.

FieldConnect to Exhibit at MSCA 2012; Present Workforce Mobility Solutions to the Mechanical Service Contractors of America (MSCA)

FieldConnect to Exhibit at MSCA 2012

Carlsbad, CA (PRWEB) October 11, 2012 -- FieldConnect, Inc., a longtime innovator in mobile technology solutions, will exhibit at next week’s MSCA 2012, the annual educational conference for the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA).

MSCA is the annual conference for the leading national trade association for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVACR) contractors, providing education, marketing, and labor & management services, to ensure its members deliver quality performance, value, and expertise for all building system needs. The conference begins Sunday, October 14, in Carlsbad, CA.

ARCO Design/Build Awarded New Public Refrigerated Warehouse

ARCO Design/Build, Inc.

ATLANTA, Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ARCO Design/Build, Inc., a leading cold storage warehouse/distribution center design and construction firm, was awarded Nordic Cold Storage's new 400 KSF public refrigerated warehouse in Pooler, GA (servicing the Port of Savannah).

The new warehouse is expected to be approximately 400,000 square feet with 350,000 square feet of cooler/freezer space. The remaining area will include a 32,000 square foot cold wet and dry dock space, 6,500 square foot engine room, 8,400 square feet of maintenance and material handling and 4,500 square feet of office space. Additional features include "quick freeze" chambers, blast freezing of 15,000,000 pounds of product per week, 46 dock positions and 60 trailer storage positions.

Rick Schultze, CEO of ARCO Design/Build, Inc., commented, "Nordic embraced our commitment to understand their business and solve their problems. We look forward to continuing to build upon this valued relationship."

Carrier Achieves Breakthrough with Industry's Highest Efficiency and Quietest Gas Furnace Models

Carrier Gas Furnace Models

INDIANAPOLIS, April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Carrier's latest innovations to its Infinity® 98 gas furnace line top the industry, providing consumers with the most efficient furnace and the quietest furnace in the industry. Carrier, the world's leader in high technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

"The Infinity 98 fully modulating gas furnace, in the 60,000 Btuh, 5-ton size, is the most efficient gas furnace a consumer can buy with an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) of 98.5 percent*," said John Gibbons, director of product and platform strategy, Carrier. "This means that 98.5 cents of every dollar spent on gas goes directly to heating the home. This is a tremendous accomplishment in the efficiency level and cost savings associated with gas furnaces, especially when standard furnaces typically waste 20 cents or more per dollar spent on heating costs." 

UTC Climate, Controls & Security Sells Its Fire and Security Branch Operations in the U.S.

United Technologies

FARMINGTON, Conn., April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has closed on the sale of its fire and security branch operations in the U.S. to Comvest Investment Partners, a private equity fund of the Comvest Group. Terms of the deal are not being disclosed. UTC Climate, Controls & Security is a leading provider of integrated building solutions, including heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems, building controls and automation, and fire and security systems.

This business, with approximately $250 million in sales, 1,350 employees and 40 locations, was formed as a result of a roll-up of Red Hawk and a dozen other small U.S.-based businesses over the last several years.

"UTC Climate, Controls & Security is strategically reviewing its fire and security portfolio to focus on businesses with industry leadership, large scale and higher returns," said Geraud Darnis, president & CEO, UTC Climate, Controls & Security. "With this transaction, the U.S. fire and security branch network will be able to strengthen its operations and enhance its growth profile by taking advantage of Comvest's deep experience in the industry." 

Erie’s Admiral Heating and Air Conditioning Knows the Value of Being Involved in the Community

Admiral Heating and Air Conditioning

Erie, PA (PRWEB) April 05, 2012 -- With nearly twenty years of experience in the HVAC business, David Fuchs started up his own business with siblings Amy and Jeremy. The family started, Admiral Heating and AC, a local family owned and operated business that proudly serves residential and commercial HVAC needs in the Erie Area.

Admiral recently completed a project where they provided and installed refrigeration equipment to Frankie and May Fresh Grocer, a 3,500 sq. ft. retail space in Erie, providing organic and locally grown produce. "As a family born and raised in Erie, as well as new business owners ourselves, we understand how vital support of local businesses truly is, and try to do everything we can in order to keep these efforts going. That is just one of the reasons we were so proud to be able to work on the Frankie and May Fresh Grocer Project, a business dedicated to patronizing all things local, from the farmers who grow our food, to the distributors that provide other goods and services,” said Amy Fuchs, owner of Admiral Heating and Air Conditioning.

Admiral Heating and AC, is a member of the Manufacturer Business Association, (MBA). They have local offices in Erie, Williamsport and Harrisburg and are dedicated to providing information and services to its members that will assist them in the pursuit of their business and community interests.

Source Refrigeration Names New President & CEO

Source Refrigeration & HVAC

ANAHEIM, Calif., March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Buchholz replaces Lauren Abrams, who resigned as CEO of Source last month, for medical reasons. Lauren joined Source in 2009 as Chief Operating Officer and was named CEO in April 2011. Per Source Chairman, Brad Howard, "Lauren brought high energy, and a level of commitment that have been evident to all of those who had the privilege of working with her. Her relentless dedication to customer service excellence and business process improvements has made Source a better company for our customers and employees. We thank Lauren for her leadership and wish her well in her recovery."

Buchholz has been a senior executive in the HVAC industry for over 25 years and brings to Source extensive leadership experience in domestic and international operations. Most recently, Bruce led two companies focused on environmentally "green" solutions in the HVAC and clean technologies markets.

Kevin Phillips Named Executive VP of Thetford North America

Thetford North America

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kevin Phillips has been named executive vice president – North America for Thetford Corporation, a leading global supplier of sanitation and refrigeration products for the recreational vehicle, marine and heavy-truck industries.

Phillips previously was vice president of sales and marketing for the company's North American operations.  Prior to joining Thetford in 2005, he had held senior management positions at Guardian Automotive, GKN Sinter Metals and Delphi Automotive's Delco Electronics Division.

A member of the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) board, Phillips currently is chairman of the association's membership committee and also serves on its market information and supplier committees.

"Kevin's leadership experience and extensive knowledge of the RV industry make him an ideal candidate to grow our future operations in North America," said Stephane Cordeille, the company's CEO.

B & J Refrigeration Inc Earns Coveted Angie's List Super Service Award

B & J Refrigeration

Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) December 22, 2011 -- B & J Refrigeration Inc has been awarded the prestigious 2011 Angie’s List Super Service Award, an honor bestowed annually on approximately 5 percent of all the businesses rated on the nation’s leading provider of consumer reviews on local service and health providers.

Wendy Gonzales, treasurer for B & J Refrigeration; an air conditioning contractor in Tucson AZ, said, “We are excited and honored to have received this award for the third straight year. It pleases us that our customers are happy and satisfied with our products and service.”

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