St. Louis Area Contractors Receive Opportunity to Tour Emerson Climate Technologies Copeland Scroll® Compressor Plant

St. Louis Area Contractors Receive Opportunity to Tour Emerson Climate Technologies Copeland Scroll® Compressor Plant

ST. LOUIS, October 14, 2008 – Emerson Climate Technologies, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR), today announced that its Lebanon, Missouri Copeland Scroll® compressor plant recently rolled out the red carpet to St. Louis area contractors. Various Emerson Climate divisions teamed up to provide a plant tour and a full day of training for over 50 contractor attendees.

“We wanted to invite local contractors to join us for a unique tour of our facility as well as a few informational sessions,” said Ken Perkins, director, Contractor Support Team, Emerson Climate Technologies. “We felt that it would be a great opportunity for contractors to experience firsthand the engineering and passion behind our products.”

While there, contractors not only received a tour of the facility, but were also educated on many of the best-in-class products available from Emerson Climate Technologies. Some of these informative sessions included:

  • The Benefits of Emerson Rescue Motors – Jake Schnarre, Emerson Motors
  • EK Filter Drier Demonstration (Live) – Don McClanahan and Rich Weisner, Emerson Flow Controls division
  • History of the Copeland Scroll Compressor and the R-410A Transition – Scott Lanzer, Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc.
  • The Contractor Support Team and New White-Rodgers Products – Ken Perkins, White-Rodgers

“I would recommend attending this tour,” said Henry Hoff, Hoff Heating and A/C. “Not only was it great to see the internal works of a compressor and the engineering that goes on behind the scenes, but it was also a good opportunity to talk with the other HVAC contractors that were there.”

Due to the overwhelming success of this year’s event, Emerson Climate Technologies is already planning another tour of the facility for next year. For more information on Emerson Climate Technologies, visit

About Emerson
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, 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. For more information, visit

About Emerson Climate Technologies
Emerson Climate Technologies, a business of Emerson, is the world’s leading provider of heating, ventilation, 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. For more information, visit

About White-Rodgers
White-Rodgers, part of Emerson Climate Technologies, has been a leading provider of home comfort solutions, including thermostats, gas ignition controls, electronic and media air cleaners and humidifiers since 1937.White-Rodgers programmable thermostats are among the most accurate on the market. White-Rodgers is headquartered in St. Louis.