The Addition of 27 Baker Locations Pushes Emerson to Hit Milestone
ST. LOUIS, June 22, 2010 – Emerson Climate Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), recently announced its 500th Emerson Authorized Full-Line Wholesaler location. The milestone was reached when 27 additional Baker Distributing Company locations were recently awarded Emerson Authorized Full-Line Wholesaler status.
“It is our privilege to have so many successful wholesalers on board to help us reach this impressive landmark,” said Mark Gibson, Vice President and General Manager of Distribution Services. “Over the years, we have strengthened our partnership with industry leading wholesalers. Now, we are 500 strong and in a great position to further carryout our vision.”
The Emerson Authorized Full-Line Wholesalers program was implemented in October 2005 and has evolved over time, doubling its size in just under five years.
“We have experienced the value of this program first hand. Out of our 184 locations, 50 are Emerson Authorized Full-Line Wholesaler locations”, Jeanene Miller, Vice President of Marketing, Baker Distributing Company. “This program has helped us to truly elevate our brand, providing us with the marketing resources that we need and allowing us to give our customers the best-in-class products that they are looking for”.
Emerson Authorized Full-Line Wholesalers offer contractors many valuable advantages including:
- A one-stop source for a full range of Emerson heating, air conditioning and refrigeration products
- An exclusive destination for special contractor programs, including Emerson product training
- Emerson trained and highly knowledgeable branch staff
Emerson (NYSE:EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Emerson’s sales in fiscal 2009 were $20.9 billion. The company is ranked 94th on the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest companies. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.
About Emerson Climate Technologies
Emerson Climate Technologies, a business platform of Emerson, is the world’s leading provider of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration solutions for residential, industrial and commercial applications. The group combines best-in-class technology with proven engineering, design, distribution, educational and monitoring services to provide customized, integrated climate-control solutions for customers worldwide. Emerson Climate Technologies’ innovative solutions, which include industry-leading brands such as Copeland Scroll and White-Rodgers, improve human comfort, safeguard food and protect the environment.
About Baker Distributing Company LLC:
Baker Distributing, headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Watsco, Inc. (NYSE: WSO), is one of the leading heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration distributors in the United States. Established in 1945, Baker operates over 250 service centers throughout the United States. Baker’s key to success is the ability to offer superior service, products, and attention to the needs of its local markets, in addition to having the ability to service national accounts. Additional information about Baker Distributing and Watsco may be found on the Internet at http://www.bakerdist.com and http://www.watsco.com.