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Goodman Company recalls A/C, heating units

BY HBSDealer Staff

Houston, Texas-based Goodman Company is recalling about 233,500 units of its Amana, Century, Comfort-Aire, Goodman and York International Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner/Heat Pump (“PTAC”) units.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the power cords on the units have displayed a tendency to overheat, creating burn and fire hazards.

So far, there have been five reports of the power cords smoking or catching fire, though no injuries have been reported as of yet.

The recall affects air conditioners and heat pumps under the Amana, Century, Comfort-Aire, Goodman and York International brands. They are rated 230/208 volt, 3.5 kW and are beige, with serial numbers ranging from 0701009633 through 0804272329. They are typically found in hotels, motels, apartment buildings and commercial spaces.

They were sold via Goodman and heating and cooling equipment dealers across the nation between January 2007 and June 2008.

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HCN Stock Watch: EXP crosses $100 mark

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Eagle Materials (EXP) pushed into triple-figure territory Wednesday, rising 1.52% to a share price of $100.97.

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Armstrong promotes Donald Maier

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Armstrong World Industries has reshuffled its management structure, appointing Donald Maier to the post of EVP and CEO, Armstrong Flooring Products, in order to fill the vacancy left by Thomas Mangas.

Previously, Maier was serving as SVP global operations excellence. He has been with the company since 2010, during which time he played a pivotal role in the company’s Lean transformation and established a new project management process and safety program.

He has also worked for TPG Capital Advisors and as VP and general manager of Hill-Rom’s North American business.

"I would like to thank Tom for his many contributions to Armstrong and wish him well in his future pursuits," said Armstrong CEO Matt Espe. "In Don Maier, we have a leader with a great combination of P&L and operations experience, as well as a strong understanding of the key issues and opportunities for our flooring business."

Mangas has left Armstrong to accept a role with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide as EVP and CFO.

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