A damper deal

The Air Systems Components group of Tomkins has acquired the HVAC dampers business of Johnson Controls for $12 million.

The Air Systems Components group of Tomkins, the global manufacturing and engineering group, has acquired the HVAC dampers business of Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI) for $12 million.

The JCI dampers business manufactures and sells ‘Economizer’ and other dampers for the OEM and commercial construction markets.

Under the agreement, Ruskin, a Kansas City, MO manufacturer of dampers and louvres and a Tomkins company, will take over the manufacturing and marketing control of JCI’s ‘Economizer’ dampers which will be sold under the Ruskin brand name.

Ruskin will also manufacture the JCI range of commercial dampers, which will continue to be marketed by JCI.

Manufacture of both product lines will be transferred to existing Tomkins facilities.

Ruskin has eight strategically located manufacturing plants with over 900,000 square feet and over 1300 hourly workers.