Fifteen companies have agreed to support the Air Conditioning Contractors of America as part of the association’s corporate partner program.

The program allows HVACR suppliers and manufacturers to provide support to ACCA activities.

The 2011 Corporate Partners include Carrier Corp., Emerson Climate Technologies, Federated Insurance, Goodman Manufacturing, Honeywell, Jackson Systems, Johnson Controls, Lennox, Mitsubishi Electric, Rheem Manufacturing, Trane, American Standard Heating and Cooling, USA Refrigerants, North American Technician Excellence, and BNP Media’s Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration News, a sister publication of Snips.

“The 2010 program was extremely successful and the 2011 program is growing, because these companies have decided to continue or increase their support of ACCA and HVACR contractors,” said Paul T. Stalknecht, president and CEO of the association. “Their commitment shows that ACCA’s membership is a vital part of their success, so they are willing to invest in and support the quality programs that ACCA offers to help contractors be more professional and thrive in any market.”

The ACCA explained that the companies’ support helps the association expand its advocacy, education and standards development activities for contractors throughout the year.

“It is wonderful to see that so many companies throughout the HVACR industry continue to recognize the value that ACCA brings to the table,” said John Sedine, the ACCA’s 2010-2011 chairman. “These companies are leaders in our industry and through the corporate partnership program are showing that leaders’ actions speak louder than words. All of our members should be pleased that these partners are willing to provide extra support to ensure that contractors have the best resources and tools to do their jobs at the highest level possible, every time.”