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News   June 26, 2006   by Auto Service World

Johnson Controls Goes Shopping


Johnson Controls, Inc., the global leader in building efficiency, today announced the acquisition of Berg Inc., a mechanical services company headquartered in Shreveport, La. Specific terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Berg provides HVAC and plumbing services for commercial and industrial customers throughout Louisiana, east Texas and southern Arkansas.
The company currently has approximately 231 employees.
“Berg will offer additional depth and breadth of skills, service capabilities and management to Johnson Controls customers in the Gulf South,” said John Murphy, vice president and general manager of North America service and solutions.
“We are also very committed to continuing to effectively serve Berg’s outstanding customer base. Berg has an excellent reputation in the industry for safety and performance and will help continue our 77 years of success and market leadership in the region.”
“We are excited to be joining forces with Johnson Controls,” said Bob Hamm, president, Berg.
“The employees of both organizations are committed to providing the best service in the marketplace and will now be able to offer a broader range of services to our customers.”
About Berg Inc.
Berg Inc. was founded in 1929 by Chris H. Berg as Shreveport Plumbing Company. The name was changed to Berg Mechanical, Inc. in 1964 when a Dallas office was opened, and again to Berg, Inc. in 1993.
Johnson Controls is a global leader in interior experience, building efficiency and power solutions. The company provides innovative automotive interiors that help make driving more comfortable, safe and enjoyable.
For buildings, it offers products and services that optimize energy use and improve comfort and security.
Johnson Controls also provides batteries for automobiles and hybrid electric vehicles, along with systems engineering and service expertise.


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