ST. LOUIS, February 11, 2010 - White-Rodgers, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), today announced that the company has donated a second White-Rodgers product training van to St. Louis-area technical school, Ranken Technical College.
“White-Rodgers is committed to continuing education in the HVAC industry, something that our training vans have truly helped us with over the years,” said Geoff Godwin, vice president of marketing, White-Rodgers. “We are excited that Ranken Technical College will now be able to use this van in a different capacity, to assist with their various campus needs.”
After serving the business of Emerson for several years, the company wanted their St. Louis region training van to continue to be put to good use. Students at Ranken will have the opportunity to use their skills and knowledge to refurbish the van. Upon refurbishment it will be used to transport Ranken students and visitors.
“We are truly grateful to White-Rodgers,” said Ken Meyer, development officer at Ranken. “Their continued generosity affords our students invaluable, hands-on experience, not to mention that it will provide much-needed transportation for our school’s many events and open houses.”
Meyer accepted the training van key from White-Rodgers officials in November. The company donated their first training vehicle to Ranken Technical College in 2007. For more information on White-Rodgers, visit www.White-Rodgers.com.
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.
White-Rodgers, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, has been a leading provider of home comfort solutions, including thermostats, gas ignition controls and indoor air quality products since 1937. White-Rodgers’ innovative solutions include Emerson Blue thermostats, which are among the most accurate and reliable in the industry. The group is also a leader in communicating electronics for HVAC systems. For more information, visit www.White-Rodgers.com.
For more information about White-Rodgers, contact:
John Black, White-Rodgers
For more information about Emerson Climate Technologies, contact:
Amber Long, Sabatino/Day
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