Chicago-based HVAC distributor Temperature Equipment Corp. has purchased Excelsior Manufacturing & Supply, an HVAC distributor and sheet metal manufacturer.

Terms of the sale were not disclosed.

Excelsior is a privately owned, 128-year-old business with operations in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri and Minnesota, and will continue to operate independently and separately from Temperature Equipment Corp. Its seven branches include a facility in Brookfield, Mo., that manufactures sheet metal components for air-distribution systems.

“Excelsior provides an excellent opportunity for growth into multiple states,” said Denis Marino, president and chief operating officer at Excelsior. “Like TEC, Excelsior is a seasoned, independent company with a long history of excellent customer service. It’s a great fit.”

Continuing operations as National Excelsior Co., the supplier will expand the range of HVAC offerings throughout the region through the Day & Night product line, an International Comfort Products brand owned by Carrier Corp. The Day & Night line is designed to offer environmentally sound, energy-saving products at competitive prices, said the manufacturer.

“Excelsior has a very strong history of taking care of its customers,” Marino said. “We are going to make it even stronger.”