HVAC distributor Watsco Inc. and air conditioning product manufacturer Carrier Corp., a unit of United Technologies Corp.,
are moving forward with their plans to form a joint venture that will distribute Carrier, Bryant and Payne products throughout
the U.S. Sunbelt, Latin America and the Caribbean.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has granted early termination
of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 related to the joint venture.
it closes, the deal will nearly double Watsco's sales. Watsco is a distributor of air conditioning, heating and refrigeration
equipment, parts and supplies in the HVAC/R industry, operating 412 locations serving 40,000 customers in 34 states.