ST. LOUIS, January 22, 2008 – Emerson Climate Technologies, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), today announced that thermostats produced by its White-Rodgers® Division will feature the Emerson logo, beginning in early 2008. The move is designed to fully leverage the expertise of White-Rodgers, while elevating the thermostats to align with Emerson’s commitment to innovation and new technology within HVACR electronics.
During 2008, the company will launch new thermostat designs with the Emerson brand. Over the course of the year, all thermostats will be transitioned to carry the Emerson brand. White-Rodgers will still be the manufacturer of thermostats, and will be identified as such on product packaging and other promotional materials. The Emerson branding will only apply to electronic products such as thermostats. White-Rodgers products such as IAQ equipment, gas valves and ignition controls will continue to carry the White-Rodgers brand.
“It is the commitment of Emerson as a global leader to provide our customers the most advanced electronics and communicating products. In the HVACR and appliance industries, these advances in electronics and the resulting products will drive a great deal of innovation,” said Mark Bulanda, president, White-Rodgers. “By placing the Emerson brand on our White-Rodgers thermostats, we’re communicating that commitment to our customers.”
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. Sales in fiscal 2007 were $22.6 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.
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.
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.