Richmond, VA, April 23rd, 2014 – Value AddedDistributors (VAD), the parent company of Virginia Air Distributors, is proud to announce the acquisition of the assets of Allied Heating and Air- Conditioning Sales Corporation based in Virginia Beach, VA. The new business will be called Allied HVAC Distributors and operate from the existing three branch locations in Virginia Beach, Newport News and Richmond. Corporate functions will be centralized to the Value Added Distributors headquarters in Richmond, VA. Allied HVAC Distributor’s main line of equipment will continue to be Ruud. In addition new product lines including mini-splits will be introduced and there will be a renewed commitment to supplies and parts. Like all Value Added Distributor businesses units the primary emphasis will be on providing outstanding customer service and operational excellence. In conjunction with the Ruud product tagline, customers will be reminded to “Rely on Us” to serve them for all their HVAC product needs.

The new Allied HVAC Distributors will be headed by Jonathan Eastwood, Executive Vice- President, and Dickie Wedeman, General Manager.

Chris Baker, President and CEO, of VAD: “We are very excited about this new business venture and look forward to providing outstanding customer service and products to the HVAC contractors of central and eastern Virginia, as well as northeast North Carolina. Our plan is to invest aggressively in Allied’s most important asset, it’s people, and provide them with the tools they need to take care of their customers.”

About VAD – Valued Added Distributors is the parent company of Virginia Air Distributors, a large regional HVAC distributor, with 19 branches and over 180 employees in 6 states. VAD has over 27 years of experience, financial strength, operational excellence, and a passion and reputation for outstanding customer service. More information is available at