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HARDI Distributes 2019 Awards for Advocacy, Benchmarking, and Talent Pillars

Left to right: Mike Bell, Jaylan Phillips, Talbot Gee, Lauren Roberts, and Jeff Mingledorff. Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) presented the 2019 awards to select members for its Advocacy, Benchmarking and Talent pillars. Recipients were chosen based on engagement with the HARDI organization in the respective areas and were presented the awards on stage during a general session at the 2019 HARDI Annual Conference: Pulse in New Orleans. The recipients were the following:… Read More

Johnson Controls Hosts Two-Day Women in HVAC Summit

Women in the HVAC industry often face a unique set of challenges in the male-dominated field. Johnson Controls has worked to tear down those misconceptions by educating and empowering women in the industry. This commitment was in action recently, when Johnson Controls welcomed women from across North America for its second Coolest Women in HVAC event of 2019. The inspirational two-day program provides educational and networking opportunities for contractors, distributors, service… Read More

Rock Energy Systems Acquires EnergyLogic

Rock Energy Systems, LLC, based in Janesville, Wis., has acquired its largest competitor, Nashville, Tenn.-based EnergyLogic LLC, to create the nation’s largest manufacturer and distributor of products in the waste oil space heater market. Rock Energy Systems will continue to operate EnergyLogic’s Nashville-area manufacturing and distribution facility at 5901 Crossings Blvd in Antioch, TN. Rob Stevens, EnergyLogic founder and CEO “We are excited about the opportunity to add EnergyLogic and its multiple brands to our… Read More

RenewAire’s New HVAC Manufacturing Plant Receives LEED Gold Certification

RenewAire’s energy recovery and indoor air quality (IAQ) equipment has helped numerous commercial building owners reach sustainability recognition. Now that same equipment, namely energy recovery ventilators (ERV) and dedicated outdoor air systems (DOAS), has helped the 35+ year-old HVAC firm’s new 111,000-square-foot manufacturing plant achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold certification last month. Exterior of RenewAire’s new industrial building. While the majority of LEED certifications go to high-performing office buildings, educational institutions… Read More

10 Years Later Lennox is Still Feeling the Love

By Dave Chatmon, Lennox District Manager, Wisconsin and Michigan Upper Peninsula “Find ways to make your industry better.” This career advice I received from my father-in-law Charlie Swartz in 1984 intrigued me, but I had no idea it would still be my professional north star in 2019. Lennox Feel The Love team members helped install a new AC system for recipient Jackie Lewis (middle), a kidney transplant patient in Dallas who had to stop working… Read More

Luxaire Sponsors Annual ‘Walk For Wishes’ Events with Make-A-Wish Wisconsin and Make-A-Wish Oklahoma

The Luxaire® brand of Johnson Controls, sponsored two annual Make-A-Wish Walk For Wishes® events in Milwaukee and Oklahoma City to benefit the Wisconsin and Oklahoma Make-A-Wish chapters. In total, the two events raised more than $300,000 to grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Luxaire has been an active sponsor of Make-A-Wish since 2001, participating in an average of 18 events per year throughout the United States. To date, Luxaire and its partners have… Read More