Applied, variable refrigerant volume and ductless products made by Daikin Applied and Daikin North America LLC will now be represented by a new company in the Los Angeles and San Diego, areas, the manufacturer announced.

Norman S. Wright-Climatec Mechanical Equipment, the result of merger between Norman S. Wright Mechanical and Climatec, took over the territories April 1.

Esab owner to buy Vector Technologies Holdings

Colfax Corp. — parent company of Esab — has agreed to purchase Victor Technologies Holdings Inc.

Colfax officials say the purchase, whose terms were not disclosed, will create a broad portfolio of welding and cutting products with worldwide reach under several brands. Vector Technologies’ brands include Victor, Tweco, Cigweld and Stoody.

“Together, we’ll use our combined geographic reach, product technologies, channel resources, and most importantly, organizational talent, to provide innovative welding and cutting solutions for our customers,” said Esab President and CEO Clay Kiefaber.