Ingersoll Rand Rings Closing Bell at New York Stock Exchange to Celebrate
Ingersoll Rand brands—Trane and Thermo King—mark 100^th and 75^th
SWORDS, Ireland -- April 29, 2013
Ingersoll-Rand plc (NYSE:IR) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael W.
Lamach will ring the closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in
celebration of two milestone anniversaries within the Ingersoll Rand family of
brands. 2013 marks the 100^th anniversary of Trane, a leading global provider
of indoor comfort solutions and services, and the 75^th anniversary of Thermo
King, a manufacturer of transport temperature control systems for a variety of
“As the 12^th oldest continuously listed company on the New York Stock
Exchange, we are honored to ring the Closing Bell of today’s trading,” said
Lamach. “We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the incredible histories
of Thermo King and Trane. These storied brands continue their legacy of
innovation in their respective industries and we look forward to celebrating
many more milestones.”
Senior leaders from Ingersoll Rand and its Thermo King and Trane businesses
will join Lamach in ringing the closing bell, including Didier Teirlinck,
president of Climate Solutions (Thermo King and Trane commercial), and Gary
Michel, president of Residential Solutions (Trane residential and Schlage
For more information about Ingersoll Rand and the anniversary NYSE events,
visit ingersollrand.com. Or, follow Ingersoll Rand on Facebook and Twitter for
a live stream of photos and videos from the events (#Trane100, #TK75).
Trane: a century of service
For 100 years, Trane pioneered the heating, ventilation and air conditioning
(HVAC) industry. Proven by a history of reliability and innovation, and
countless technological and engineering firsts, Trane continues to improve and
define the quality, comfort and efficiency of air in homes and buildings.
Founded in 1913 by James Trane and his son, Rueben, as The Trane Company, the
brand never ceased to bring new innovative solutions to the world of indoor
comfort systems for residential homes and commercial buildings.
Trane led the industry from the invention of air conditioning in 1931 to the
first heat pump in 1960 and the entrance into the building automation and
management field in 1978 to the recent launch of smart controls featuring home
automation with Nexia^TM Home Intelligence. Trane has sustained the
customer-driven innovation exhibited by its founders and now stands as one of
the most preferred HVAC brands in the industry.
Thermo King: 75 years of excellence
Since its start in 1938, Thermo King has shaped the transport temperature
control industry, building a legacy of unrelenting expertise, commitment and
innovation. Today, Thermo King provides trusted solutions for truck, trailer,
bus, rail and marine customers.
In 1939, Thermo King founder Joseph Numero, and chief engineer Frederick
Jones, patented the first successful mechanical refrigeration unit, allowing
customers to transport refrigerated and frozen food over long distances. This
pioneering mechanical refrigeration unit replaced blocks of ice previously
used to cool semi-trailers, transforming the industry.
In 1956, Thermo King used its temperature control knowledge and expertise to
develop the first air conditioning unit for passenger buses. The breakthrough
has since allowed patrons to travel in comfort even during the hottest months
of the year.
Thermo King is passionate about meeting the needs of its customers with the
confidence that food, pharmaceuticals, technology and more will get delivered
with the same quality as the day they were loaded, and transit passengers will
travel to their destinations in the comfort they deserve.
For more information about Trane and its 100^th anniversary, visit
www.trane.com/commercial/100years or www.trane.com/residential.
For more information about Thermo King and its 75^th anniversary, visit
About Ingersoll Rand
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating and
sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments. Our people and our
family of brands—including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Schlage®, Thermo King®
and Trane® —work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes
and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; secure homes and
commercial properties; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. We
are a $14 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress
and enduring results. For more information, visit ingersollrand.com.
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