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RectorSeal buys ac condensate firm MSD

USA: RectorSeal, the Houston-based manufacturer of specialty sealants and related HVACR products, has acquired MSD Research and its All-Access air conditioning condensate management products.  

All-Access is a leading brand of air conditioning mechanical float switches, drain line clean-out devices and supporting accessories invented by Stuart Oakner, MSD Research president. 

Recent revisions to the US International Mechanical Code’s (IMC) condensate drain line maintenance section is said to have increased All-Access’ popularity among HVAC service technicians. Of particular interest is the product’s easy entry clean-out design that eliminates the need to cut the 3/4in drain pipe for access. 

“All-Access products will ensure we’re providing the best condensate management products to the industry, especially for new construction,” said Jeff Underwood, RectorSeal’s vice president of sales and marketing.  

Oakner will now assume roles of inventor-in-residence and consultant for RectorSeal as part of the acquisition. “I am pleased to be supporting the RectorSeal product development team,” said Oakner. “The vast product development resources available at RectorSeal will help support and advance the development of many future innovative products for HVACR and other construction industries.”

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