Lennox Makes Donation to Technical College

May 9, 2001
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+
DALLAS, TX — Lennox Industries Inc., headquartered here, and Waco’s Lochridge-Priest Inc. recently donated 18 rooftop units to the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology (ACT) program at Texas State Technical College (TSTC) in Waco, TX.

Ed Wright, Lennox’s commercial territory manager in Dallas, facilitated the donation. Wright is a 1989 graduate of the ACT program and an ACT advisory committee member.

According to Lennox, Wright learned of how much equipment was available for training and donation, and conferred with ACT’s department chair, Tony Towery. Wright selected 18 package units to donate, but then needed to find a way to get the equip-ment to Waco. Wright approached Jim Kruse, a Lennox dealer and president of Lochridge-Priest.

“When Lennox Industries asked if we wanted to be a part of the donation of Lennox air conditioning units to ACT, I was more than glad to be able to donate the freight cost for delivering the units,” said Kruse.

The 18 commercial packaged units will provide hands-on training for the ACT students.

‘I’m excited about being able to give something back to the school,” said Wright. “The industry needs quality technicians like those coming out of TSTC. So, the contributions Lennox, Lochridge-Priest, and others make are beneficial to the industry as a whole.”

Publication date: 05/14/2001

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

Recent Articles by James Siegel

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

2014 World Energy Engineering Congress

Scenes from the 2014 World Energy Engineering Congress in Washington, D.C.


NEWSMakers: Kari Arfstrom

Kari Arfstrom, executive director of the HVACR Workforce Development Foundation, talks about the upcoming HVACR & Mechanical Conference. Posted on Jan. 23.

More Podcasts


NEWS 01-26-15 cover

2015 January 26

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Regional Standards

With regional standards for a/c equipment going into effect in 2015, how do you think it will impact the industry?
View Results Poll Archive


2015 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research


Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


Magazine image
Register today for complete access to Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.


facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con