Emerson Climate hosts council meeting

SIDNEY — The Miami Valley Manufacturing Council held its September meeting at Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc., located at 1675 W. Campbell Road in Sidney. More than 60 Chamber of Commerce members from Covington, Piqua, Sidney-Shelby County, Tipp City and Troy received a presentation from Bryan Thompson, plant manager of the Air Conditioning Division, followed by a guided tour of a portion of the manufacturing facility, highlighting the quality of work that goes into creating equipment and refrigeration products.

Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1890 in St. Louis, Mo., as a manufacturer of electric motors and fans. The company has grown from a regional manufacturer into a global technology solutions power house. Emerson’s products include name brands such as Copeland, Dixell, Fusite, Therm-o-Disc and White-Rodgers to name a few. Emerson has over 80 plants in the U.S. and 30 in Latin America. The Sidney headquarters employs approximately 1,700 people.

Emerson celebrated its 125th Anniversary by launching “I Love STEM,” an advertising, marketing and social media campaign to encourage greater interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education.

The Miami Valley Manufacturing Council meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. The council’s purpose is to support, educate and assist manufacturing and industrial companies in promoting and enhancing a positive business climate in the region. Anyone interested in becoming involved and learning more about this program and other Chamber of Commerce opportunities is encouraged to contact their local Chamber of Commerce office.