Distributor Industry News Clips

Danfoss Partners With Master Distributor

This post was originally published on this site Danfoss Partners With Master Distributor | 2019-08-14 | ACHR News This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more. This Website Uses CookiesBy closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to our cookie policy. Learn More This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more.

Quality Home HVAC Comfort: Questions Lead to Efficiency

This post was originally published on this site After much analysis, Tom Casey and team combined three inefficient systems into one, for superior comfort in this Florida home. This month, we feature this fine residential project by Tom Casey and his team at Griffin Service, St. Johns, Fla., to illustrate the value in referrals from satisfied customers, and to show the value of a complete home comfort analysis. Send us your project, to be included in an upcoming issue of CB. Congratulations to Tom Casey and team! — Terry McIver, director of content Existing Systems Were the ProblemThe house was originally conditioned by four separate heat pump systems, scattered throughout the house. The existing systems were older, starting to experience frequent breakdowns, and some had been haphazardly upgraded through the years. The clients technically had “cooling”, but it was inadequate for their overall comfort goals, particularly with their entertaining lifestyle.  I met with both homeowners, and asked tons of questions to learn all about their goals, what they liked and didn’t like about their existing system, their healthy lifestyle concerns, energy costs, and how they used the various areas of their home. They were referred from an existing client that

Third Annual Ridgid Experience Winners Earn Trip to Headquarters

This post was originally published on this site Third Annual RIDGID Experience Winners Earn Trip to Headquarters | 2019-08-14 | ACHR News This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more. This Website Uses CookiesBy closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to our cookie policy. Learn More This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more.

ServiceTitan Acquires CUC Software

This post was originally published on this site LOS ANGELES –  ServiceTitan, a leading all-in-one software for residential HVAC, plumbing, electrical and other home service professionals and commercial contractor businesses, announced today its acquisition of CUC Software, Inc., an all-in-one service business software system headquartered in Billings, Montana, whose customers are based largely in Canada. CUC Software was developed by Jack Vannoy and Carolyn Slayden in 1981. Vannoy and his brother owned and operated a successful HVAC and sheet metal company for many years. Vannoy was also an active member of the Sheet, Metal and Air Conditioning National Association, as well as the Montana Sheet Metal Apprenticeship program.  Slayden started out as a computer programming and data analyst for a nuclear reactor research company 40 years ago. Her work includes the development of software for auto insurance, heating and air conditioning, the chamber of commerce, the surveying industry and election reporting. “This decision was very customer-centric,” said Heidi Paulson, vice president of sales and marketing for CUC Software. “ServiceTitan’s platform equips and empowers contractors with the best tools to successfully operate and grow their businesses, enabling $10 billion in service sales. Their team takes a superior approach to service with world-class business

When (And When Not) To Contest Unemployment Benefit Claims

This post was originally published on this site When (And When Not) To Contest Unemployment Benefit Claims | 2019-08-14 | ACHR News This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more. This Website Uses CookiesBy closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to our cookie policy. Learn More This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more.

Raypak Expands Availability of Commercial Hydronic Boiler Line

This post was originally published on this site Raypak Expands Availability of Commercial Hydronic Boiler Line | 2019-08-14 | ACHR News This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more. This Website Uses CookiesBy closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to our cookie policy. Learn More This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more.

Applied Industrial to Acquire Olympus Controls Corp

This post was originally published on this siteIndustrial distributor Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE: AIT), Cleveland, Ohio, has agreed to acquire Olympus Controls Corp., an automation solutions provider – including design, assembly, integration, and distribution – of motion control, machine vision and robotic technologies. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The transaction is expected to close before the end of August 2019. The business will continue to operate under the Olympus Controls name. “Olympus brings to Applied a full range of value-added automation expertise, with leading technology solutions, an established geographic footprint, and strong supplier partnerships,” said Neil A. Schrimsher, president and CEO for Applied. “Their addition is a strong complement to our business, further broadening our capabilities, customer opportunities and technical presence across varied industrial segments.” Olympus serves customers throughout the Pacific Northwest, West Coast and Lower Central States from five locations in Tualatin, Oregon; Kent, Washington; Fremont, California; San Diego; and Lake Dallas, Texas.  Previous Article Applied Industrial’s Fiscal 2019 Sales Up 13% © 2019 Gale Media, Inc. Please do not reprint MDM’s content on your website without MDM’s express permission as it is copyrighted material. To gain permission, email us, or call 1-888-742-5060. For information on PDF or print reprints, visit www.mdm.com/reprints.

Applied Industrial’s Fiscal 2019 Sales Up 13%

This post was originally published on this siteIndustrial distributor Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE: AIT), Cleveland, Ohio, reported sales of $882.7 million in its fiscal fourth quarter ended June 30, a decrease of 1.7% compared with the same quarter a year ago. Net income for the quarter was $39.8 million, compared with $40.4 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018. Applied reported full-year sales of $3.5 billion, up 13% compared to a year ago. Net income for the year was $144 million compared with $141.6 million in the prior-year period. Previous Article Orders for Manufactured Technology Goods Fell 7.7% in June © 2019 Gale Media, Inc. Please do not reprint MDM’s content on your website without MDM’s express permission as it is copyrighted material. To gain permission, email us, or call 1-888-742-5060. For information on PDF or print reprints, visit www.mdm.com/reprints. MDM welcomes inbound links from your site. Please cite Modern Distribution Management. The 2018 Top Distributors List This free PDF includes lists of top distribution companies across 14 sectors. You will also receive MDM Update, our daily distribution e-newsletter & other distribution-focused content. Download the Free PDF now >> MDM Update: Daily Newsletter  Sign up to read the best source for news

The New Flat Rate Unveils New Cloud-Based Training Platform

This post was originally published on this site DALTON, Ga.  – The New Flat Rate, a leading provider of menu-pricing software for residential home service companies, recently announced it had developed a new training platform. The Training, Education and Management (TEAM) Lab will offer users in-depth guidance, training and educational opportunities. The cloud-based system allows The New Flat Rate to create a media database of training resources and other documents, including fact sheets, blogs and marketing resources. “We started The New Flat Rate because we wanted to help this industry succeed,” said Rodney Koop, founder and CEO of The New Flat Rate. “We’ve helped trades men and women put more money in their pockets on each and every service call while delivering a more helpful, intuitive customer experience. Now, we’re focusing on helping those same contractors by putting all of our training in one place. In addition to information on how to get the most out of our menu-pricing system, they’ll also be able to access training on best business practices for techs, office staff and even management.” While The New Flat Rate hosts training events each month, the TEAM Lab will create an online experience for contractors. The Lab provides service managers and

Indian River Consulting Adds McKinnon Shisko to Team

This post was originally published on this site Indian River Consulting Adds McKinnon Shisko to Team | 2019-08-12 | ACHR News This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more. This Website Uses CookiesBy closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to our cookie policy. Learn More This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more.

Danfoss, MARS Strike Partnership Agreement

This post was originally published on this site Danfoss announced on July 17 its new partnership with master distributor Motors & Armatures, Inc. (MARS), wherein MARS will serve all HVACR wholesalers throughout North America with the sale and support of aftermarket Danfoss products for air-conditioning and refrigeration applications. MARS, which is headquartered in Hauppauge, New York, has distribution facilities near St. Louis, Missouri, and in Mississauga, Ontario, and more than 65 representatives throughout the US and Canada. MARS will stock Danfoss components and compressors for air-conditioning and refrigeration applications, and begin servicing regional and independent wholesalers immediately, with plans to begin supporting Danfoss’ existing wholesale partners by early 2020. MARS will stock Danfoss components and compressors for air-conditioning and refrigeration applications, and begin servicing regional and independent wholesalers immediately, with plans to begin supporting Danfoss’ existing wholesale partners by early 2020. “We look forward to partnering with MARS, which for more than 70 years has been exclusively focused on distribution,” said Joel Eggart, sales director – indirect sales, Danfoss Cooling. “We believe MARS will help us strengthen our distribution channel and, most importantly, to serve wholesalers throughout the region with the same reliable technologies they have come to expect from Danfoss.”

Ruskin Creates Series of Instructional Videos for YouTube

This post was originally published on this site Ruskin Creates Series of Instructional Videos for YouTube | 2019-08-13 | ACHR News This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more. This Website Uses CookiesBy closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to our cookie policy. Learn More This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more.

Tech Update: Refrigeration

This post was originally published on this site A roundup of some new refrigeration systems available for low/medium temperature applications.

Sealed Unit Parts Co. Inc. Acquires NAPCO Inc.

This post was originally published on this site Sealed Unit Parts Co. Inc. Acquires NAPCO Inc. | 2019-08-13 | ACHR News This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more. This Website Uses CookiesBy closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to our cookie policy. Learn More This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more.

Notes From Synergy Group’s Sales Management Forum

This post was originally published on this site CHICAGO, IL — The Synergy Solution Group held their annual Sales Management Forum in downtown Chicago at the Thompson Hotel on July 14th-16th. The Forum was a chance for members to get together and share what sales tips, tactics and techniques have been working for them throughout the year, and hopefully help all members find greater success in the year to come. The Synergy Solution Group is a peer network of more than 40 companies. Most are commercial HVAC professionals with a focus on service and maintenance; a number are full-service mechanicals offering plumbing, electrical and more. The most recent Sales Management Forum saw members attending from as far away as New Hampshire, California and Hawaii. (The group also holds a Service Operations Forum, typically in January.) Synergy has its origins in a group of sales and service professionals who broke away from a large mechanical contractor during ownership changes. Their goal was to build a network not owned by any one contractor, dedicated to the support of its members. The organization prizes servant-leadership, innovation (with a stress on new technology) and fun. Behavioral Analytics The Monday afternoon session on July 15th

Orders for Manufactured Technology Goods Fell 7.7% in June

This post was originally published on this siteManufacturing technology orders fell 7.7% from the previous month to a total of $357.8 million in June 2019, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Report published by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. While cutting technologies fell by a modest 2.1%, a majority of the month-over-month decline was driven by the more volatile forming and fabricating technologies. Orders for the first half of 2019 totaled $2,249 million, a decrease of 12.8% compared to the first half of 2018 when orders totaled $2,580 million.  “The manufacturing technology market is under pressure from ongoing trade issues and a global manufacturing slowdown, which is driving competitiveness in the North American market,” said Doug Woods, president of AMT – The Association for Manufacturing Technology, “Our members are adjusting their business models to address these challenges and analysts’ predicted fall in order levels in 2019.” After more than doubling orders from April to May 2019, the agricultural implement manufacturing sector dramatically slashed orders in June, a possible spillover of the trade war impacts on farmers. Government and defense orders in June were less than a tenth of their May 2019 levels. The automotive sector reduced orders

Use Comparison-Speak To Build Credibility With HVAC Customers

This post was originally published on this site Use Comparison-Speak To Build Credibility With HVAC Customers | 2019-08-13 | ACHR News This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more. This Website Uses CookiesBy closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to our cookie policy. Learn More This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more.

UA, HVAC Excellence Sign Student Placement Agreement

This post was originally published on this siteRepresentatives from the United Association and HVAC Excellence met recently to sign a new articulation agreement. The agreement establishes a transitional pathway for advanced placement to students enrolled in HVACR educational programs accredited by HVAC Excellence to the United Associations Department of Labor approved apprenticeship program. The United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the United States, Canada (UA), affiliated with the national building trades, represents approximately 355,000 members across North America.  HVAC Excellence works to improve competency in the HVACR industry though validation of the technical education process at various stages of a technician’s career. To accomplish their goals, they offer; portable and stackable credentials (for students, technicians and educators), professional development, and programmatic accreditation.  HVAC Excellence Present for the signing of the UA/HVAC Excellence student placement agreement are, from left: Steven H. Allen, LEED AP, retired Director of Sustainable Technologies for the United Association, and current Accreditation Specialist for HVAC Excellence; Howard Weiss, Executive Vice President of HVAC Excellence; James Pavesic, Director of Education and Training for the United Association; and Laura Ceja, National Outreach and Recruitment Coordinator for the United Association. What is an Articulation Agreement?An articulation agreement documents the transfer policies from one institution of learning

FabricAir Celebrates 45th Anniversary

This post was originally published on this site FabricAir Celebrates 45th Anniversary | 2019-08-12 | ACHR News This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more. This Website Uses CookiesBy closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to our cookie policy. Learn More This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more.

IMS Evolve and Current, powered by GE, Partner to Enable Smarter Food Retail

This post was originally published on this site IMS Evolve and Current, powered by GE, Partner to Enable Smarter Food Retail | 2019-08-12 | ACHR News This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more. This Website Uses CookiesBy closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to our cookie policy. Learn More This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more.

Mann+Hummel Completes Acquisition of Hardy Filtration

This post was originally published on this site Mann+Hummel Completes Acquisition of Hardy Filtration | 2019-08-12 | ACHR News This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more. This Website Uses CookiesBy closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to our cookie policy. Learn More This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more.