In Brief

Mechanical Service Contractors of America's Project Home Again has distributed 5,000 missing children posters to 184 service contractors nationwide. The program has assisted the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in its search to locate missing, kidnapped and runaway children since 1998. The program provides contractors with the opportunity to assist their local communities with this

  • Mechanical Service Contractors of America's Project Home Again has distributed 5,000 missing children posters to 184 service contractors nationwide. The program has assisted the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in its search to locate missing, kidnapped and runaway children since 1998. The program provides contractors with the opportunity to assist their local communities with this problem while increasing community awareness and eliciting public support.
  • Grainger has awarded the first Tools for Tomorrow scholarship to Henry Ford Community College student Michael Guido during an open house at the company's new Auburn Hills, Mich., location. Grainger presented the school's architecture/construction program with additional tools for hands-on learning. Guido's scholarship was the first in a series of scholarships Grainger will award across the country through the new program designed to help students in the occupational trades curriculum realize their educational goals.
  • TheMechanical Contractors Association of America is a supporter of Women in HVACR (www.womeninhvacr.org), which has set a goal of 100 attendees for its conference this year. The event will be held Sept. 12-13 in Baltimore. A flier and registration form is available on the MCAA Website (www.mcaa.org).
  • Victaulic has opened a branch to support product demand in the mid-Atlantic region. The new 50,700-sq.-ft. facility located in Baltimore will serve as a central distribution point for the company's products and tools, and provide increased stocking levels to serve customers in New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, eastern Pennsylvania and Washington.
  • Taco has announced price increases across all product lines effective July 1. Price increases on water circulation products range from 5% to 8.5%; on hydronic accessories, including zone and flow-control valves, up to 12%; on air-elimination and control Products, including air separators and expansion tanks, from 4% to 8%; on shell-and-tube heat exchangers, 15%; and on electronic controls, including switching relays and zone controls, 2%.
  • Lennox Industries has announced 6% to 10% price increases on residential products effective Aug. 1. A subsidiary of Lennox International, Lennox Industries manufactures and distributes its residential and light commercial indoor comfort systems to more than 7,000 dealers across North America.