Carrier Corp. has agreed to buy E.B. Ward & Company/Valair, a Carrier distributor of residential, light commercial and commercial products. Carrier, a unit of United Technologies Corp., is a supplier with 200 locations in more than 20 U.S. states and Canada.
The acquisition of E.B. Ward and Valair will strengthen our rapidly expanding sales and distribution network in California,” said Geraud Darnis, president of Carrier Corp. “This will enable Carrier to serve our customers directly in this large and strategically important market.”
E.B. Ward and Valair, with 140 employees and combined sales of $150 million, serve Carrier customers in Northern California and parts of Nevada.
Carrier Corp., headquartered in Farmington, CT, is a provider of heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, with operations in more than 170 countries. Carrier is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., a Hartford, CT-based provider of a broad range of high-technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide.