ST. LOUIS, June 10, 2015 – Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc., a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), recently hosted a weekend Roundtable Summit in Las Vegas with refrigeration contracting companies representing the food retail and food service markets. The Summit was part of a larger Emerson-sponsored event that included Emerson Air Conditioning and its service contractors.
The purpose of the meeting was to better understand the challenges facing refrigeration contractors in today’s market while updating them on industry trends and issues. Additionally, special focus was given to the upcoming changes in the industry regarding refrigerants and energy regulations, as well tools and resources provided by Emerson to help contractors achieve their goals and grow their business.
“This was a great opportunity for us to have constructive conversations with our customers who provide food service and retail operators with the latest refrigeration products and services” said Bob Labbett, vice president, channel marketing and communications, Emerson Climate Technologies Refrigeration Business. “Contractors really enjoyed a frank discussion about the industry, the changes that lie ahead in terms of refrigerants and energy concerns and the value that both the manufacturers and contractors offer the food industry in general.”
“We also discussed the need for continued education for technicians and the need to attract young people to our industry,” he said.
Following the meeting, the group enjoyed the NASCAR Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Sixteen representatives from contracting companies participated in the weekend event. Some comments from attendees:
“I know it’s important for us to know about Emerson’s products but it seemed very important to them to listen so that they fully understand how they can really help with what contractors are up against in today’s market.” – Dan Brisbane, Key Mechanical Co.
“I brought back a bunch of useful ideas and insight that will be implemented in our day to day operations.” -- Tom Swafford, Vice President, Victory Construction & Refrigeration Inc.
Emerson Climate Services Roundtable Summit attendees on their way to the NASCAR Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
For more information on Emerson Climate Technologies or to find a distributor, contractors should visit the Emerson Climate Technologies website at EmersonClimate.com
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2014 were $24.5 billion. For more information, visit Emerson.com
About Emerson Climate Technologies
Emerson Climate Technologies, a business segment 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. The innovative solutions of Emerson Climate Technologies, 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 EmersonClimate.com