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19 Jan 2017First VRV produced at Daikin’s new US plant

USA: The first VRV unit has rolled off the production line of Daikin’s new 370,000m² manufacturing facility in Houston, Texas.

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18 Jan 2017SME speech hits the right note

BELGIUM: A speech reflecting on the challenges and opportunities faced by small and medium-sized enterprises has been deemed the best from last year’s Eurovent...

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18 Jan 20172016 confirmed as warmest on record

USA: 2016 has been confirmed as the warmest since modern records began, according to separate reports by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

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18 Jan 2017Rivacold receives ISO9001 certification

ITALY: Commercial refrigeration equipment manufacturer Rivacold is among the first companies in Italy to achieve the ISO 9001: 2015 quality certification.

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16 Jan 2017US 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...

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13 Jan 2017Beijer 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.

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13 Jan 2017Firm 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...

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12 Jan 2017Friedrich 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.

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12 Jan 2017Carel appoints Ham as Korea MD

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

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12 Jan 2017Industry 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...

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11 Jan 2017Armacell buys US manufacturer Nomaco

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

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11 Jan 2017AHRI 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...

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