Automated Logic Corporation, a unit of United Technologies Corp.,
has acquired two of Comfort Systems USA's independent dealers
- United Environmental Services, L.P., Houston, TX, and Comfort
Systems USA of Twin Cities, Inc., Minneapolis, MN.
Purchased by Carrier in May 2004, Automated Logic (ALC) distributes
and installs advanced building control systems through a network
of independent dealers in North America and internationally.
Comfort Systems USA businesses have represented ALC
products within their respective geographic areas for
nearly 20 years. United Environmental Services is ALC's largest dealer.
"These acquisitions are an exciting milestone for ALC," says Gerry Hull,
president of Automated Logic. "These are outstanding dealers with excellent
leadership teams, and impressive customer satisfaction records, and they
share ALC's employee-focused culture. Going forward, these Automated Logic
branch offices will have the support to continue to grow in their
traditional business and collaborate with other parts of Carrier and UTC to
promote and deliver complete HVAC and building solutions."
Ken Fox, president of Carrier's North American Commercial business, says the
acquisition will bolster Carrier's plans to grow its controls business.
"The creation of these first ALC branches further strengthens
our controls presence as we innovate and expand our products and services
within the HVAC marketplace," says Fox.