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ACCA’s First Hydronics Roundtable Scheduled For September, Registration Now Open

ACCA’s Radiant and Hydronics Council (RHC) has announced that the first-ever Hydronics Roundtable is taking place September 11 – 12, 2012, at the Providence Marriott Downtown in Providence, RI. Early bird registration is now open for the event, and attendees can save $100 by registering by August 1.   The Hydronics Roundtable is the only event that is created by contractors, for contractors and features many of the nation’s leading radiant and hydronics professionals. Whether you are a seasoned radiant veteran or new to the field, you won't find a more useful, friendly, and engaging program anywhere else.   Kicking off the two day event will be Rich Trethewey, president of RST Thermal, who is best known for his service as the mechanical systems expert on the popular PBS show, This Old House, since 1979, and Ask This Old House since 2000. During his keynote address, Threthewey will talk ... Read More

Modine Manufacturing purchases Canadian firm Geofinity

Modine announced Friday that it has signed a definitive asset purchase agreement to acquire privately held Geofinity Manufacturing of Surrey, British Columbia. (more) Read More

Brent Noonan Named Uponor’s U.S. Vice President of Sales

Brent Noonan has accepted the position of vice president of U.S. Sales for Uponor, effective May 21, 2012. Noonan has served as Uponor’s South regional sales director since 2010, where he was responsible for providing leadership for the profitable growth of the heating, plumbing and fire sprinkler businesses in the southern U.S. market.“We are confident that Brent’s proven experience and success with Uponor and his existing relationships with our customers will continue to build on our growth and momentum,” says Bill Gray, president, Uponor North America. “Brent’s strong leadership abilities, his knowledge of our systems and history of providing creative solutions along with his drive and desire to succeed are great assets to Uponor.”Noonan has 13 years of experience in the plumbing industry with progressing managerial responsibilities, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Noonan will relocate to Apple Valley, Minn., Uponor North America’s ... Read More

Star Gas Partners, L.P. Reports Fiscal 2012 Second Quarter Results

Star Gas Partners, L.P. (the "Partnership" or "Star"), a home energy distributor and services provider specializing in heating oil, today announced financial results for its fiscal 2012 second quarter and the six-month period ended March 31, 2012. For the fiscal 2012 second quarter, Star reported a 14.0 percent decrease in total revenues to $629.6 million, compared with total revenues of $731.9 million in the prior year period, as higher selling prices driven by an increase in wholesale product costs were more than offset by a 27.1 percent decline in home heating oil and propane volume. (more) Read More

Wilo loses technology chief

The head of technology at Wilo SE has resigned to pursue new challenges outside the pump company. (more) Read More

Lennox International Reports First Quarter Results

DALLAS, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Lennox International Inc. today reported financial results for the first quarter of 2012. Financial results presented have been adjusted for discontinued operations related to the company's planned sale of its Hearth business. (more) Read More

Pennsylvania drought cuts into natgas drilling

Drought conditions in Pennsylvania have forced at least one natural gas driller to scale back production as companies were told to temporarily suspend withdrawing water needed for drilling in certain dry areas. (more) Read More

Wilo USA Names Mark D’Agostino President and CEO

ROSEMONT, Ill. (April 3, 2012) - Wilo USA LLC has appointed Mark D’Agostino as president and chief executive officer.  (more) Read More

ACCA and Federated Insurance Team Up To Bring Members New Business Resources

The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), the nation's largest association of indoor environmental systems professionals, has teamed up with Federated Insurance to offer ACCA members six new workplace safety resources for free. Federated Insurance developed and produced the new programs that will help ACCA members implement safety and human resources best practices in their businesses.  The six free programs are: The Faces of Your Business. This program introduces contractors to consistent, effective, and well-documented hiring practices. Includes several sample company policies. Motor Vehicle Record Program. This program includes information to help you implement an effective MVR program for prospective and current employees whose job responsibilities include driving. Distracted Driving .... In the Blink of An Eye. Develop or enforce your company’s safe driving policy using the guidelines and materials included in this program. Includes safe driving reminders such as envelope stuffers, a safe driving pledge, policy self-assessment test, and poster. Great ... Read More

NATE Certification Included in Criteria for BPI Accreditation of HVAC Contractors

North American Technician Excellence (NATE) announces that BPI (Building Performance Institute) is now accepting NATE certification as one of its eligibility options for accreditation of HVAC contractors.  NATE, which is an ANSI-accredited certification organization, is one of two independent certifications included in the eligibility criteria for HVAC contractors pursuing BPI Accredited Contractor status.  In addition to NATE certification in either Oil or Gas specialties, BPI also recognizes independent certification through the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA). As the nation’s largest non-profit certification organization for HVACR practices, NATE certification was further elevated in 2011 upon being recognized with the prestigious ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 accreditation.  Also setting it apart from other industry organizations, NATE certification applies only to HVACR technicians, with nearly 30,000 technicians nationwide holding an active NATE certification today.  BPI’s accreditation of HVAC contractors requires that they employ at least one technician with either NATE or NORA certification, as well as BPI ... Read More
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