Blue Ridge Energy named a top employer in North Carolina

Honor is based on workplace policies, culture, systems & philosophies
(2021-06-10 18:41:37)
Lenoir, NC-based Blue Ridge Energy has been named to Business North Carolina magazine’s Best Employers list for 2021 for mid-size companies of 50-249 employees. The electric cooperative and propane and heating fuels provider serving northwest North Carolina and parts of Virginia was ranked No. 7 on the list. The ranking and list are based on evaluations measuring workplace policies, business… FULL ARTICLE >>

Fall OESP retreat and board meeting set for September

The location is historic Bethlehem, PA
(2021-06-09 14:30:10)
The Oil and Energy Service Professionals’ (OESP) Fall Oil Heat Retreat is set for Sept. 24–26, 2021 in historic Bethlehem, PA. The Fall Board of Directors meeting for OESP will take place Saturday, Sept. 25 at the Lehigh Valley Hotel. Local hotspots include the SteelStacks, a 10-acre campus created from the former Bethlehem Steel plant; the 65,000 sq ft ArtsQuest… FULL ARTICLE >>

Johnson Controls named a Best Corporate Citizen

Designation recognizes ESG transparency & performance
(2021-06-08 18:20:52)
For the 16th year in a row, Johnson Controls has been named a 100 Best Corporate Citizen for 2021 by 3BL Media. The award recognizes environmental, social and governance (ESG) transparency and performance across the 1,000 largest U.S. public companies. Johnson Controls has committed to achieving net-zero carbon before 2040, and announced science-based targets for 2030. It also aims to… FULL ARTICLE >>

Carrier completes acquisition of Chinese HVAC manufacturer

Deal will unlock new business opportunities
(2021-06-04 09:02:31)
Carrier announced it has completed the acquisition of a controlling stake of Guangdong Giwee Group (Giwee Group) and its subsidiaries, including Guangdong Chigo Heating & Ventilation Equipment Co., Ltd. The acquisition will expand Carrier’s access to the rapidly growing variable refrigerant flow (VRF) and light commercial market, which is expected to reach approximately $20B by 2025. Carrier is a part… FULL ARTICLE >>

EEE has successful virtual event; sets dates for 2022

More than 1,1000 attendees tuned in
(2021-06-03 14:11:10)
Eastern Energy Expo (EEE): Education Summit & Marketplace in May was both a “virtual” and real success, organizers said. More than 1,100 participants logged in to the show over the three-day event, which included more than 60 business and technical education programs, as well as more than 65 Sponsors and Marketplace vendors. Access to the online site for EEE’s recent… FULL ARTICLE >>

MSA Safety to buy Bacharach, Inc.

$337M transaction to create gas detection synergies
(2021-05-25 14:14:31)
Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Inc. announced it will acquire Bacharach, Inc. and its affiliated companies from FFL Partners, a San Francisco, CA-based private equity firm, in a transaction valued at $337 million. Headquartered near Pittsburgh, PA, Bacharach manufactures gas detection technologies used in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC-R) markets with annual revenue of approximately $70… FULL ARTICLE >>
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50-Year-Old Pennsylvania Home Gets a Mechanical Boost

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Blue Ridge Energy named a top employer in North Carolina
Lenoir, NC-based Blue Ridge Energy has been named to Business North Carolina magazine’s Best Employers list for 2021 for mid-size companies of 50-249 employees. The electric cooperative and propane and heating fuels provider serving northwest North Carolina and parts of Virginia was ranked No. 7… READ BLOG >>
Fall OESP retreat and board meeting set for September
The Oil and Energy Service Professionals’ (OESP) Fall Oil Heat Retreat is set for Sept. 24–26, 2021 in historic Bethlehem, PA. The Fall Board of Directors meeting for OESP will take place Saturday, Sept. 25 at the Lehigh Valley Hotel. Local hotspots include the SteelStacks,… READ BLOG >>
Johnson Controls named a Best Corporate Citizen
For the 16th year in a row, Johnson Controls has been named a 100 Best Corporate Citizen for 2021 by 3BL Media. The award recognizes environmental, social and governance (ESG) transparency and performance across the 1,000 largest U.S. public companies. Johnson Controls has committed to… READ BLOG >>
Carrier completes acquisition of Chinese HVAC manufacturer
Carrier announced it has completed the acquisition of a controlling stake of Guangdong Giwee Group (Giwee Group) and its subsidiaries, including Guangdong Chigo Heating & Ventilation Equipment Co., Ltd. The acquisition will expand Carrier’s access to the rapidly growing variable refrigerant flow (VRF) and light… READ BLOG >>
EEE has successful virtual event; sets dates for 2022
Eastern Energy Expo (EEE): Education Summit & Marketplace in May was both a “virtual” and real success, organizers said. More than 1,100 participants logged in to the show over the three-day event, which included more than 60 business and technical education programs, as well as… READ BLOG >>
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MSA Safety to buy Bacharach, Inc.
Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Inc. announced it will acquire Bacharach, Inc. and its affiliated companies from FFL Partners, a San Francisco, CA-based private equity firm, in a transaction valued at $337 million. Headquartered near Pittsburgh, PA, Bacharach manufactures gas detection technologies used in… READ BLOG >>
How HVAC company Jennings overcame pandemic challenges
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Akron, OH-based Jennings Heating & Cooling launched the Virtual Advisor, a program that allowed the company’s technicians to do virtual home visits and remotely troubleshoot, evaluate and diagnose issues whenever possible. Mike Foraker, owner Jennings, was able to offer this innovative… READ BLOG >>
Southern HVAC buys Dial Plumbing and Air Conditioning in Florida
Maitland, FL-based Southern HVAC Corp. has acquired Dial Plumbing and Air Conditioning for an undisclosed sum. Dial provides residential and light commercial plumbing, heating, air conditioning, ventilation and gas services in Volusia and Brevard Counties, Florida. Dial Plumbing and Air Conditioning was established in 1967… READ BLOG >>