JB Industries Announces Partnership with NOVENT Refrigerant Locking Caps

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AURORA, IL-----JB Industries is proud to announce a distribution partnership with NOVENT® to provide Refrigerant Locking Caps to the HVAC/R channel.  NOVENT® was created by industry professionals after evidence of refrigerant theft by teenagers, many times resulting in brain damage and even death after inhaling or “huffing” refrigerant.  NOVENT® created the original tamper resistant refrigerant locking caps for the service valve on all air conditioning and mini split units. These locking caps help prevent tampering or access by unauthorized personnel.    NOVENT® refrigerant locking caps are patented and precisely machined from high-grade brass encompassed within a protective refrigerant color-coded aluminum casing.  NOVENT® refrigerant locking caps are corrosion resistant and have an o-ring seal to provide a positive back-up for leaking service valves.  These caps are secured on to a unit with a special key sold only to certified HVAC technicians and provide a tamper resistant barrier to reduce theft, vandalism, and the accidental mixing of refrigerant.  NOVENT® was the first to develop these caps and strongly supports all EPA Management Programs.

JB Industries’ president Jeff Cherif expressed, “The partnership between JB and Novent is a natural fit for both parties.  NOVENT® is strongly committed to providing high quality product that fills a serious need in the marketplace. NOVENT® has a respected reputation and, as JB has a strong distribution network with dealers who have come to expect a high standard from JB, NOVENT® will provide our customers with that same high level of integrity.”  Mr. Cherif continues, “We feel very strongly about this product.  Several states and municipalities have mandated that caps be installed on new equipment.  Several more are passing legislation monthly.  There are plans to require locking caps on all units whether installs or retrofits.  As NOVENT® pioneered the design and developed the patent, there is no better manufacturer for this product.”  JB plans to distribute the locking caps in 4 and 12 packs for R-410A, R-22, and universal.  Bulk packages will also be available in 50 pieces or a “cookie jar” of 150 pieces.

Joseph Byrne, a principle of NOVENT® comments, “We look forward to the new relationship with JB and their many channels of distribution.  To date, over one million NOVENT® locking caps are in service, making them the industry standard.  Also, with state and local agencies adopting codes from the I.C.C (1106.3.1) and I.A.P.M.O, JB’s large presence in the industry is a welcomed alliance.”

For more information, please contact the company at 800-323-0811 or visit www.jbind.com.