Johnson Controls invests $15M in HVAC community schools

Programs target underserved communities
(2021-07-22 18:37:02)
Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, today launched the Johnson Controls Community College Partnership Program. As part of the program, Johnson Controls will give $15 million over the next five years to support academic programs at nonprofit community colleges. Starting in the 2021-2022 academic year, the program will endow a total of $1 million to… FULL ARTICLE >>

METUS launches revamped website

Serves as hub for homeowners & professionals
(2021-07-21 14:19:07)
Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US (METUS), Suwanee, GA, has launched a new website: MitsubishiComfort.com. The website serves as a hub for both homeowners and professionals to review information from METUS, supplier of Ductless and Ducted Mini-split and Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) heat-pump and air-conditioning systems. A combination of the company’s homeowner and professional websites, MitsubishiComfort.com is a comprehensive resource with… FULL ARTICLE >>

R.W. Beckett acquires Westwood Products

Includes Tigerloop items
(2021-07-20 20:37:09)
North Ridgeville, OH— The R.W. Beckett Corporation has announced its acquisition of the assets of Westwood Products Inc. of South River, New Jersey. Westwood Products is a leading national supplier of specialty heating products for the oil heat and HVAC industries. Its extensive product offering includes the market-leading Tigerloop fuel de-aerators, fuel filters, electrodes, tank accessories, and many other HVAC… FULL ARTICLE >>

U.S. coal production fell to its lowest level since 1965 last year

Based on lower electricity demands & natural gas prices
(2021-07-16 12:46:52)
U.S. coal production totaled 535 million short tons (MMst) in 2020, a 24% decrease from the 706 MMst mined in 2019 and the lowest level of coal production in the U.S. in any year since 1965. The decline of U.S. coal production in 2020 was largely the result of less demand for coal internationally and less U.S. electric power sector… FULL ARTICLE >>

Superior Plus buys Kamps Propane

Expands California presence
(2021-07-15 14:35:22)
Superior Plus Corp. announce that one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries has entered into an agreement to acquire the equity interests of Kamps Propane, Inc., High Country Propane, Inc., Pick Up Propane, Inc., Kiva Energy, Inc., Competitive Capital, Inc. and Propane Construction and Meter Services (collectively, Kamps) for $240 million. The acquisition is anticipated to close during the third quarter of… FULL ARTICLE >>

Oberon Fuels taps Cinch Munson as VP of Commercial Development

Former PERC exec also hails from agribusiness
(2021-07-14 14:18:51)
Oberon Fuels, maker of renewable dimethyl ether (rDME) fuel, has announced that long-time propane industry executive and advocate Cinch Munson has joined the team as VP of Commercial Development. Munson most recently served as Senior VP, Business Development, for the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC). During his tenure, he led the propane industry’s growth efforts by leading business development… FULL ARTICLE >>
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Johnson Controls invests $15M in HVAC community schools
Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, today launched the Johnson Controls Community College Partnership Program. As part of the program, Johnson Controls will give $15 million over the next five years to support academic programs at nonprofit community colleges. Starting… READ BLOG >>
METUS launches revamped website
Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US (METUS), Suwanee, GA, has launched a new website: MitsubishiComfort.com. The website serves as a hub for both homeowners and professionals to review information from METUS, supplier of Ductless and Ducted Mini-split and Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) heat-pump and air-conditioning systems.… READ BLOG >>
R.W. Beckett acquires Westwood Products
North Ridgeville, OH— The R.W. Beckett Corporation has announced its acquisition of the assets of Westwood Products Inc. of South River, New Jersey. Westwood Products is a leading national supplier of specialty heating products for the oil heat and HVAC industries. Its extensive product offering… READ BLOG >>
U.S. coal production fell to its lowest level since 1965 last year
U.S. coal production totaled 535 million short tons (MMst) in 2020, a 24% decrease from the 706 MMst mined in 2019 and the lowest level of coal production in the U.S. in any year since 1965. The decline of U.S. coal production in 2020 was… READ BLOG >>
Superior Plus buys Kamps Propane
Superior Plus Corp. announce that one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries has entered into an agreement to acquire the equity interests of Kamps Propane, Inc., High Country Propane, Inc., Pick Up Propane, Inc., Kiva Energy, Inc., Competitive Capital, Inc. and Propane Construction and Meter Services (collectively,… READ BLOG >>
Oberon Fuels taps Cinch Munson as VP of Commercial Development
Oberon Fuels, maker of renewable dimethyl ether (rDME) fuel, has announced that long-time propane industry executive and advocate Cinch Munson has joined the team as VP of Commercial Development. Munson most recently served as Senior VP, Business Development, for the Propane Education and Research Council… READ BLOG >>
PERC launches propane safety compliance handbook
The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has launched a new Comprehensive Compliance Handbook designed to help propane professionals navigate the federal safety and compliance regulations, codes and standards that apply to propane operations, systems and installations. It is available in both the Resource Catalog and… READ BLOG >>
Budderfly inks agreement with Lennox
Budderfly has signed a nationwide agreement with Lennox International for HVAC Equipment and Services. It allows Budderfly to quickly scale its no-upfront-cost HVAC replacement program with the addition of Lennox Model L, an ultra-high efficiency rooftop unit, as well as expert service and maintenance on… READ BLOG >>
Star Group Tackles Carbon Reduction with B20 Bioheat® Fuel
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Northark uses virtual reality for HVAC training
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