From inside my office, I watch people on the street, coping with a broiling sun, temperatures in the 90s and humidity off the meteorological charts. But I am keeping cool thanks to the building’s Carrier air conditioning system. So let me send a big shout out of gratitude to Dr. Willis H. Carrier.

In July 1902, Dr. Carrier created and subsequently patented the world’s first air conditioning system. The system’s initial beneficiary was a Brooklyn, NY, printing plant that needed a way to control temperature, humidity, ventilation and indoor air quality.

More than a century later we continue to benefit in numerous ways from Dr. Carrier’s indoor-cooling innovation.

Happy 109th business anniversary to Carrier Corp. and to the genius of Dr. Willis H. Carrier!

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