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MARS Acquires Heat Controller, Inc.
Two Respected Companies Unite to Become the Most Comprehensive Industry Supplier of HVAC/R Parts and Equipment.

MARS, a leading commercial and residential HVAC/R motors and components supplier, today announced that it has made a strategic acquisition of Heat Controller, Inc., a leading commercial and residential HVAC equipment supplier. As a result of the acquisition, the MARS Company will become the most comprehensive industry supplier of HVAC/R parts and equipment.

“MARS knows motors and components. Heat Controller knows equipment. The partnership is a natural fit.”
According to Edward Chernoff, President and CEO of MARS, the acquisition represents MARS’s commitment to anticipate the needs of the marketplace and proactively invest in creating additional value for the customer. “This acquisition is a merger of equals. Two reputable companies are aligning in order to better serve HVAC/R customers, suppliers, and contractors,” he said. “MARS knows motors and components. Heat Controller knows equipment. The partnership is a natural fit.”

In addition to the inherent synergies between parts and equipment, the acquisition also makes sense from a cultural perspective. Chernoff explained that the companies share similar core values. “The dedication of our people, our unwavering commitment to service, and the quality of our products have made MARS the company it is today,” he said. “Heat Controller shares this same dedication and commitment to quality people, products, and service.”

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Although the two business divisions will operate independently under the MARS Company entity, Chernoff says the acquisition lends itself to unlimited opportunities for future collaboration and growth. “Both companies have a rich history of success, as well as extensive HVAC/R industry expertise,” he said. “We look forward to utilizing this combined knowledge and expertise to deliver additional value to our customers.”

Don Peck, CEO of Heat Controller, agrees. “These are exciting times for Heat Controller, and we believe the merger into the MARS family will be a perfect fit going forward,” he said. “Heat Controller will continue to operate from Jackson, Michigan, and Guelph, Ontario, with the same dedicated employees and management. Our goal is to make this transition transparent to our customers and to continue to serve them as we have in the past.”

About MARS
Founded in 1946, Motors and Armatures (d.b.a. MARS) is a family-owned and operated supplier of quality motors, components, and service/installation parts for the HVAC/R industry. The company distributes its own extensive MARS and JARD branded aftermarket replacement products, as well as the original equipment components of leading manufacturers. MARS is headquartered in Hauppauge, NY, and operates distribution facilities in Earth City, MO, and Mississauga, Canada.

About Heat Controller, Inc.
For more than 75 years, Heat Controller, Inc. has earned its reputation as THE SOURCE for residential and commercial heating, cooling, and dehumidification equipment. The company markets its products under the ComfortAire and Century brand names in the United States and under the ComfortAire by Aiton’s brand name in Canada.


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