DANVILLE, Ill. – American Event Services has announced that it has closed on the acquisition of Canariis Corporation, a privately owned manufacturer of custom UL-listed packaged HVAC, plumbing and fire-protection systems. Under terms of the agreement, Riverview, Fla.-based Canariis will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of AES under the leadership of Steven St. John, president of Canariis. St. John retains a significant ownership position in the combined companies. Tony Tauer, previously president of AES, has been named CEO of AES.

AES manufactures chillers, HVAC, pumps and power distributions systems exclusively for the specialized rental equipment industry. Canariis has a nationwide distribution network that markets its packaged systems for domestic water, HVAC, chiller plants, boiler plants and fire pump applications. Combined, AES and Canariis have four manufacturing locations totaling more than 150,000 square feet and 165 employees.