Watsco to buy Peirce-Phelps’ HVAC business

To operate as a JV between Watsco and Carrier Corp.
(July 22, 2019)
Watsco, Inc. is acquiring the HVAC business of Philadelphia-based Peirce-Phelps, Inc. Peirce-Phelps is expected to operate as a separate business of Carrier Enterprise, LLC, a joint venture between Watsco and Carrier Corp. in which Watsco owns 80% and Carrier owns 20%. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Peirce-Phelps was founded in Philadelphia in 1926 and is one of… FULL ARTICLE >>

Watts hosting Snow Melting Solutions webinar on July 30

Attendees eligible for 0.1 CEUs through ASPE
(July 18, 2019)
Watts will hold a Snow Melting Solutions webinar live on Tuesday, July 30 at 2 p.m. EST. This webinar will focus on how snow melting systems eliminate the need for labor intensive snow removal, shoveling and salting. It will also look at how such systems minimize the risks of liability due to personal injuries and damage to surfaces. The webinar… FULL ARTICLE >>

Puzzle answer and winners from ICM’s May/June 2019 issue

(July 11, 2019)
QUESTION: Summer Vacation Mystery You are lying on the beach, enjoying your vacation. An ocean-going party boat slowly cruises by. The people on board are having a great time. They are drinking, dancing and enjoying dinner on deck. You watch the boat as it slowly disappears over the horizon. Two days later, you are on the same beach and the same… FULL ARTICLE >>

Fuel Merchants Association of New Jersey offers DOT required seminar

July 23 all-day seminar
(July 8, 2019)
The Fuel Merchants Association of New Jersey is offering a seminar of value to truck owners that transport hazardous materials. FMA will hold a CDL/HM Refresher Seminar on Tuesday July 23 all day hosted by J.P. Gibbons. U.S. DOT regulations for transportation compliance and operations are undergoing changes, which will be discussed. This seminar will also be held at the… FULL ARTICLE >>

Illinois-based propane dealer Rull Bros celebrates 70 years

(July 5, 2019)
Original article by Riverbender.com Chester and Dorothy Rull, founders of Rull Bros Propane (originally Bunker Hill Propane) in Bunker Hill, IL, purchased Jacoby Hardware 70 years ago and changed the name to Rull Hardware. Chester and Dorothy quickly gained a reputation for treating customers and employees as family. That reputation still exists today. Sons Steve and Stan and their sisters,… FULL ARTICLE >>
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