RectorSeal acquires Oakner’s All-Access products
April 23, 2019
RectorSeal, a manufacturer of HVAC/R products and operating subsidiary of CSW Industrials, recently acquired the assets of MSD Research, including its All-Access brand of air conditioning system condensate management products.
All-Access produces air conditioning mechanical float switches, drain line cleanout devices and supporting accessories invented by Stuart Oakner, MSD Research president.
Recent revisions to the International Mechanical Code’s condensate drain line maintenance section has increased All-Access’s popularity among HVAC/R service technicians, especially products featuring an easy entry cleanout design that eliminates the need to cut the 3/4” drain pipe for access.
While All-Access complies with new construction codes, it also complements RectorSeal’s retrofit-oriented Safe-T-Switch, its condensate overflow cutoff switch product line.
“All-Access products will ensure we’re providing the best condensate management products to the industry, especially for new construction,” said Jeff Underwood, RectorSeal’s vice-president of sales and marketing.
Oakner, a former 25-year veteran HVAC contractor and prolific inventor, will now assume roles of inventor-in-residence and consultant for RectorSeal as part of the acquisition.
Oakner said, “The vast product development resources available at RectorSeal will help support and advance the development of many future innovative products for HVAC/R and other construction industries.”
The All-Access transaction is RectorSeal’s sixth since 2011.