Carrier Donates Automatic Standby Generator to Oklahoma City Indian Clinic as part of Today’s Lend a Hand

May 5, 2008

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., United States

On April 17, Carrier Corp.’s Residential and Light Commercial Systems (RLCS) North America business unit, presented a Carrier automatic standby generator to the Oklahoma City Indian Clinic on NBC’s Today Show.

The Oklahoma City Indian Clinic has served Native Americans in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area for more than 30 years by providing medical, dental, optometry, pharmaceutical and community services.

Being a guest on the Today Show gave Carrier an on-air opportunity to highlight its industry-leading products — and receive national exposure for the Carrier brand. Co-host Al Roker was on hand for the presentation.

The Today Show, officially known as Today, is an American morning news and talk show that airs weekdays on NBC. The show has been the highest-rated morning news and talk show in the United States since the mid-1990s.

Carrier offers a number of automatic home generators, ranging in size from 7kW to 150kW. These generators are capable of providing electric power to a few select circuits or the entire home, restoring power automatically during an outage. Carrier automatic home generators are powered by either natural gas or liquid propane, eliminating the need to refill a gasoline tank, fumble around in the dark for flashlights or haul around a portable generator to restore power.

Power outage facts from the National Weather Service:

  • An estimated 3.5 million U.S. homes lose power for an extended period each week.
  • Every year, U.S. businesses and homeowners report $80 billion in losses due to interrupted electrical service.
  • U.S. electrical consumption is growing at a rate estimated to be four times greater than our ability to generate it, putting considerable strain on the country’s power grid.
  • Seasonal weather can also pose a serious threat.

About Carrier Corp.
Carrier Corp., headquartered in Farmington, Conn., is the world’s largest provider of heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions. With 2007 revenues of $14.6 billion, Carrier has approximately 43,000 employees worldwide and operations in more than 170 countries. Carrier is part of United Technologies Corp., a Hartford, Connecticut-based provider of products and services to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. Visit www.carrier.com for more information.