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FARMINGTON, Conn., United States
- Jul. 12, 2011
From sports to ice cream to the beach, the staples of summer form the basis of treasured memories. But it’s one of summer’s most important inventions that comes to mind when the temperatures soar, making even the most oppressive summer - cool. It is hard to imagine life without it.
This year marks the 109th anniversary of the invention of modern air conditioning by Dr. Willis H. Carrier, inventor and founder of Carrier Corp., the world’s leader in high technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions and a unit of United Technologies (UTX). On July 17, 1902 in the midst of a steamy summer, Carrier developed and later patented the first modern system to provide man-made control over temperature, humidity, ventilation and indoor air. From there, his innovation created an industry dedicated to making the world a cooler place to live, work and play. In celebration of this historic anniversary, here a few facts about Willis Carrier, inventor and entrepreneur:
“Willis Carrier solidified his place in history by meeting the challenges of indoor air control. He started an industry and fostered the success of many other industries with his pioneering innovation. His unrelenting passion for solving problems continues to inspire our employees today as we focus on building on a strong legacy of sustainability and innovation,” said Geraud Darnis, president, Carrier Corp. “Willis wouldn’t have it any other way.”
For more information on Willis Carrier, the history of modern air conditioning and Carrier Corp.’s work in the industry today, visit www.carrier.com.
About Carrier Corp.
Carrier Corp. is the world’s leader in high technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions. Carrier experts provide sustainable solutions, integrating energy efficient products, building controls, and energy services for residential, commercial, retail, transport and foodservice customers. Founded by the inventor of modern air conditioning, Carrier improves the world around us through engineered innovation and environmental stewardship. Carrier is a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. Visit www.carrier.com for more information.
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