Posts filed under: World News

US industry pleads for Kigali backing

USA: The US HVACR industry has called on the incoming Trump administration to ratify the Kigali amendment to the Montreal Protocol in order to protect US manufacturing and employment....

Beijer Ref CFO to leave

SWEDEN: Jonas Lindqvist, chief financial officer of refrigeration wholesaler Beijer Ref AB, has resigned his position to take a similar role with another company....

Firm agrees fine for ammonia violations

USA: A company producing dried pasta has agreed to pay a $78,184 penalty for violations of laws related to its use of ammonia in its refrigeration system....

Friedrich appoints Nortek’s Tim Witcher

USA: Friedrich Air Conditioning has appointed Tim Witcher, director of residential sales at Nortek Global HVAC, as its director of commercial sales....

Carel appoints Ham as Korea MD

SOUTH KOREA: James Ham, national sales manager of Carel Korea has been promoted to managing director....

Industry warned on equipment imports

UK/EUROPE: The UK’s HM Customs & Revenue has warned that no HFC pre-charged air conditioners or refrigeration units can now be placed on the market unless accounted for within the F-gas quota system....

Armacell buys US manufacturer Nomaco

LUXEMBOURG: Insulation manufacturer Armacell has acquired the Oklahoma-based US insulation business of Nomaco....

AHRI backs Perry for Energy role

USA: The AHRI says it has written to every US Senator in support of Governor Rick Perry’s nomination to be the country’s next secretary of energy....

Chemours to sell and leaseback hq

USA: Chemours is to sell its historic home – the DuPont Building in Wilmington – and lease it back as a long-term tenant....

ASHRAE publishes 2016 refrigerant standards

USA: The 2016 editions of ASHRAE’s major refrigerants-related standards have been published as a package with 30 new refrigerants and refrigerant blends added....