Residential Systems, a division of
American Standard Companies, announced that it would allow its Trane and
American Standard dealers to apply co-op funds to membership in the Service
Roundtable, the industry's largest private contractor group.

"Residential Systems has a long track record of providing our dealers with
outstanding support," said Dave Pannier, President. "We see the Service
Roundtable as another element in our dealer support efforts. A large number
of Trane and American Standard dealers are already members of the group and
speak very highly of it."

According to Pannier, one advantage of the Service Roundtable is its
universal appeal. "It's affordable by all of our dealers and we see this as
an opportunity to learn from one another and share best practices with the
goal of raising the level of professionalism in our industry," added
Pannier.

"Residential Systems is taking a leadership position in support of
contractors," said Service Roundtable CEO, Matt Michel. "It will pay off
with more successful dealers, more sales, and greater loyalty."

Residential Systems is a world leader in the manufacture of residential and
commercial heating, ventilating, and air conditioning equipment. Under the
Trane and American Standard brands, the company offers quality residential
heating and cooling equipment, including a new line of indoor air quality
products. For more information, visit the company's award winning website
at www.trane.com or www.americanstandardair.com .

Serving the HVAC and plumbing industries, the Service Roundtable is world's
largest and fastest growing private contractor group. Contractors join for
$50 on a monthly basis or less on an annual basis and receive a steady
stream of original sales, marketing, and business tools on a weekly basis.
For more information visit their website at www.serviceroundtable.com.