O'FALLON, Mo. - Florida-based HBA Distributors Inc. will begin selling Maytag Corp.'s HVAC products later this year, according to Nordyne officials.

O'FALLON, Mo. - Florida-based HBA Distributors Inc. will begin selling Maytag Corp.'s HVAC products later this year, according to Nordyne company officials.

Nordyne is Maytag's HVAC marketing firm.

"We're signing up distributors who understand and can successfully introduce the Maytag brand into the HVAC market," said Dennis Kloster, Nordyne vice president of marketing and sales for residential and light commercial markets. "We already have a partnership with HBA Distributors, so we know they are committed to selling the brand and upholding the high standards of quality the Maytag brand demands."

HBA will sell the Maytag M1010 and M1000 series. Company sales director Ken Connell said HBA is eager to market and sell the Maytag line.

"Maytag has an excellent reputation for reliability and high quality," Connell said. "The power of the brand, coupled with Nordyne's marketing programs and training, will help our Maytag dealers distinguish themselves in the marketplace and prosper."

HBA will sell Maytag products from branches in Pensacola, Tampa, Orlando, Pompano Beach, Miami and Fort Myers. The company has been in business for more than 70 years and serves the residential, light commercial, new construction and manufactured housing markets.

Nordyne officials also recently announced these new distributors: Beaumont, Texas-based Coburn's will distribute Maytag to dealers throughout Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Arkansas.

Coburn's, in business for 69 years, has been a Nordyne distributor since 1991 and was named the manufacturer's Distributor of the Year in 1997.

Partners Supply Co. Inc. in Chattanooga, Tenn., will distribute Maytag products to dealers in eastern Tennessee, northern Georgia and northern Alabama. In operation since 1996, Partners Supply has two branches and was named Nordyne Distributor of the Year in 2001.

Builders Supply of Addison, Ill., will distribute Maytag in northern Illinois and will cover northwestern Indiana through its Spesco Supply affiliate. Builders Supply has been in operation since 1948.

Maryland-based Trible's Inc. will distribute the Maytag brand to dealers in Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia and southern Delaware. With 15 operating locations, Trible's has served the residential and property management HVAC markets for more than 60 years.