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Bosch Thermotechnology Corp., manufacturer of high-quality heating, cooling and hot water systems, is proud to be a part of the HVAC industry and knows others are, too. To highlight this industry pride, Bosch’s new social media contest encourages the HVAC industry to answer one question: “What makes you proud to be HVAC?” In order to be Read More

Bosch Thermotechnology Corp., manufacturer of high-quality heating, cooling and hot water systems, is proud to be a part of the HVAC industry and knows others are, too. To highlight this industry pride, Bosch’s new social media contest encourages the HVAC industry to answer one question: “What makes you proud to be HVAC?”

In order to be eligible, participants must share a video response on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter that states why they’re proud to be in the HVAC industry. The submissions must include the hashtag #WeAreHVAC. The contest will run for one month from June 11 – July 11. Those encouraged to participate include U.S. contractors, sales representatives, installers, distributors, students and others in the HVAC industry.

Bosch will collect submissions and develop a video that will be featured on www.proudtobeHVAC.com, then choose six winners based on internal criteria. The first-place winner will receive a cash prize of $500, with second- and third-place winners receiving $300 and $200, respectively. Three runners-up will receive the Bosch 12V Max Flexiclick® 5-In-1 Drill/Driver System.

“While our products are often hidden from sight within a home, they are undeniably important; no homeowner can live comfortably without a form of heating and cooling,” said Vitor Gregorio, Regional President of Bosch Thermotechnology North America. “Our industry pride manifests itself in products that bring peace of mind to homeowners and their families, and we want to hear from others in the industry on what makes them proud to be HVAC.”

The campaign kicked off at New England Tractor Trailer Training School (NETTTS), located in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, to which Bosch recently donated 20 HVAC units ranging from tankless water heaters and geothermal heat pumps to combi, condensing and conventional boilers, in keeping with its mission to promote training and education and foster learning opportunities for students.

Kansas City, Mo. – HomeServiceChats, a leading professional web chat provider for home service businesses, has announced an integration with Facebook and Google Messenger, allowing timelier communication between HomeServiceChats’ clients and their customers. “Customers are continuing to engage with home service companies via Facebook and Google at an increasing rate,” said Trevor Flannigan, COO for HomeServiceChats Read More

Kansas City, Mo. – HomeServiceChats, a leading professional web chat provider for home service businesses, has announced an integration with Facebook and Google Messenger, allowing timelier communication between HomeServiceChats’ clients and their customers.

“Customers are continuing to engage with home service companies via Facebook and Google at an increasing rate,” said Trevor Flannigan, COO for HomeServiceChats. “The importance of timely responses on these services is increasingly critical for new business, with Facebook even rating businesses on their response time and offering badges to top performers. The integration will bolster our clients’ abilities to field incoming service requests from customers, respond to valuable customer feedback and process employment inquires that come through Facebook and Google’s messenger services.”

When a message is sent to a home service company’s Facebook or Google account, it is immediately connected to the same HomeServiceChats team that already handles their live website chat.

“We already provide 24-hour, live website chat services, so integrating with our clients’ Facebook and Google messaging was a logical and inevitable evolution for us,” Flannigan said. “We look forward to helping our clients better engage with their customers and future employees, and we are excited to see the difference it makes in boosting their bottom line.”

Groupe Atlantic has signed an agreement to acquire Triangle Tube, the inventor and manufacturer of the Fire-Tube combustion technology and revolutionary Tank-in-Tank technology. The acquisition was announced today and includes all activities, factories and brands of the mother company of Triangle Tube, the privately-owned Belgium company, ACV International. ACV has been designing, manufacturing and distributing Read More

Groupe Atlantic has signed an agreement to acquire Triangle Tube, the inventor and manufacturer of the Fire-Tube combustion technology and revolutionary Tank-in-Tank technology. The acquisition was announced today and includes all activities, factories and brands of the mother company of Triangle Tube, the privately-owned Belgium company, ACV International. ACV has been designing, manufacturing and distributing engineering solutions for residential, commercial and domestic hot water and heating solutions since 1922.

The acquisition is still pending the approval of the relevant regulatory bodies.

Groupe Atlantic was founded in 1968 and is a leading designer and manufacturer of boilers, water heaters, ventilation and air conditioning, heat pumps and more. Groupe Atlantic is a privately owned global company whose headquarters are in Paris, France. The Group has a strong manufacturing culture and a business strategy that focuses on its employees and customers.

Pierre-Louis Francois, CEO of Groupe Atlantic stated; “The acquisition of ACV and Triangle Tube is an important step in our strategy to create and deliver products and services that improve people’s quality of life and help to enable our customers’ success. We have been able to evolve and grow our company by constantly expanding our skills and fields of expertise. Today, with the acquisition of ACV and Triangle Tube, we expand and reinforce our position in the global market for heating and domestic hot water worldwide”. Pierre-Louis Francois added “I believe ACV’s global presence and solution orientated approach to engineering products for its customers are consistent with the Groupe Atlantic philosophy”.

About Triangle Tube

Triangle Tube is a subsidiary of ACV International, a family-owned company, with 3 generations of proud engineering and dedication to service and aftersales support. The company offers a wide range of space heating and water heating products for the Residential, Commercial and Industrial markets. Thanks to their leading proprietary edge technology, Triangle Tube’s innovative products meet all requirements in space heating and hot water comfort for North America and has been selling these products successfully for the last decades in North America.

Sjacco van de Sande, CEO of Triangle Tube stated; “With this acquisition by Groupe Atlantic we not only secure our strong brand position but also extend our products and brands portfolio which enables us to grow further. I am convinced that together with Groupe Atlantic we have the power to build a strong and sustainable future”

A new speaker to the popular Coffee with Caleffi™ webinar series, Claudio Ardizzoia, debuts on Thursday, May 19 at 12 noon CDT discussing Super Simple and Reliable Temperature Regulation for Hydronic and DHW Systems. Ardizzoia, product marketing manager of Caleffi S.p.a., will explain the functionality of mixing valves in both plumbing and hydronic applications, investigating Read More

A new speaker to the popular Coffee with Caleffi™ webinar series, Claudio Ardizzoia, debuts on Thursday, May 19 at 12 noon CDT discussing Super Simple and Reliable Temperature Regulation for Hydronic and DHW Systems. Ardizzoia, product marketing manager of Caleffi S.p.a., will explain the functionality of mixing valves in both plumbing and hydronic applications, investigating proper inlet pressures, temperatures and flow rates to ensure properly piped and plumbed systems.

PR - Coffee with Caleffi

Ardizzoia is a mechanical engineering graduate, specializing in HVAC systems. His work experience includes design engineering, field management, technical documentation and his passion: R&D of new products and applications. He is instrumental in the certification and approval process of products and is an active member of The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and the TC164 WG2, a technical committee dedicated to the prevention of Legionella.

The one-hour educational webinars are free and are intended for contractors, designers and wholesalers. Please visit our website at www.caleffi.com for schedule details and registration.

Blauvelt, N.Y. — AERCO International, Inc., portfolio entity of The Riverside Company, announced that they are being acquired by Watts Water Technologies, Inc. The acquisition of AERCO is expected to close before the end of this year. The consummation of the acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions. AERCO is a leading manufacturer of a Read More

Blauvelt, N.Y. — AERCO International, Inc., portfolio entity of The Riverside Company, announced that they are being acquired by Watts Water Technologies, Inc. The acquisition of AERCO is expected to close before the end of this year. The consummation of the acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions.

AERCO is a leading manufacturer of a wide range of high-efficiency commercial boilers and water heaters. Its innovation and ability to work directly with end-users to understand project-specific requirements separate it from its competition. The company is based in Blauvelt, New York and its products are distributed primarily in North America for the commercial markets. During Riverside’s ownership period since 2007, AERCO opened a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and R&D lab, launched an innovative line of tankless water heaters, broadened its boiler product line, and revamped its sales and marketing approach and go-to-market strategy.  “It’s been wonderful to work with the Riverside team. They provided resources and support that allowed us to thrive and positioned us for continued success. AERCO is in a very strong position with a bright future.” said AERCO Chief Executive Officer Ervin Cash.

Watts Water Technologies, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is a world leader in the manufacture of innovative products to control the efficiency, safety, and quality of water within residential, commercial, and institutional applications. Watts’ expertise in a wide variety of water technologies enables them to be a comprehensive supplier to the water industry. Robert J. Pagano Jr., chief executive officer, commented, “Acquiring AERCO will allow us to expand our product breadth to the strategically important adjacency of heat and hot water offerings. AERCO is a recognized leader in the fast growing market for high efficiency boilers and hot water heaters, with solid operating margins and attractive opportunities to continue its strong growth. AERCO’s products complement our existing portfolio, strengthening our ability to provide a total solution for our customers. With our existing international footprint, we also anticipate expanding AERCO’s worldwide presence.”

“AERCO shares Watts’ commitment to growth for all of its customers and partners, and this acquisition joins two great companies that share a similar set of values and a strategic vision,” said AERCO Chief Executive Officer Ervin Cash. “We are impressed with the strength of the Watts management team and look forward to working with them to capture the opportunities ahead of us. This partnership will allow both companies to offer our customers complete solutions, and allows AERCO even greater opportunities for growth. Together, we create a balanced portfolio of products and services that can be tailored to best serve the evolving needs of our global customers.”

Watts Water Technologies, Inc. has indicated that AERCO is a platform acquisition and will continue their current operation out of Blauvelt, NY. Utilizing AERCO’s manufacturing facility with substantial capacity for growth, Watts sees expansion opportunities that will strengthen AERCO’s solutions and system offerings.