The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) today announced that Daikin Industries Ltd. has applied for full membership in the association. Daikin’s decision is significant because parent companies normally delegate association membership to the applicable subsidiaries within the company.

Daikin Industries expressed interest in joining AHRI based on the global reach of its standards and certification programs. Representatives from Daikin met at AHRI headquarters October 12 to communicate Daikin’s decision to be a full member of AHRI. Daikin companies Daikin America, Inc., McQuay International, and AAF International will represent the parent company on 13 AHRI product sections and subsections, including Chemicals and Refrigerant Reclaimers, and Air Filtration and Ultraviolet Light. ES