Ken Meyer of Ranken Technical College takes the keys to the White-Rodgers St. Louis Region Training Bus from Jay Wirts, director of marketing, White-Rodgers.

ST. LOUIS - Emerson Climate Technologies donated a White-Rodgers product training van to Ranken Technical College in St. Louis. “White-Rodgers has a strong commitment to continuing education in the HVAC industry,” said Jay Wirts, director of marketing for White-Rodgers. “The popular training van is one of the ways we support that commitment. When we first started the training van concept in the 1970s, we used an actual van. Today that idea is in its fourth generation, having evolved into a state-of-the-art bus.”

After years of service, tens of thousands of visitors, and more than 250,000 miles, Emerson wanted their St. Louis Region Training Bus to go to good use. The company decided to donate the training bus to Ranken Technical College and allow the students to apply their skills to refurbish the bus. After that, the bus will be used to transport Ranken students.

“We can’t thank White-Rodgers and Emerson Climate Technologies enough for this opportunity,” said Ken Meyer, development officer at Ranken. “Our students will get some valuable hands-on experience working on the bus and the school will get some needed student transportation.”

Publication Date:12/24/2007