MERCER, Pa. — Celebrating its 125th anniversary, Reznor has announced the opening of a new testing lab. The company said the lab is part of an overall investment of $5 million to upgrade the facility and will be used to develop the next generations of Reznor HVAC equipment.

“We see this as an investment in the future success of the HVAC specifying engineers and installing contractors that rely on Reznor equipment,” said David Street, vice president. “It will allow Reznor engineers to design and test prototypes to harsh, real-world conditions. It will not only speed up the time it takes to develop and get approvals for improved technologies. It will also provide verifiable performance data.”

The 1,000-square-foot testing lab is capable of attaining temperatures of -20° to 130°F, with relative humidity of up to 90 percent. It is one of only a few 40-ton psychrometric labs in the world. Engineers and contractors can also receive training on the latest Reznor HVAC equipment in the adjacent training center, which can provide onsite, hands-on training. E-learning training is also available.

The testing lab and training center are located in Mercer, Pa., which is the site of the development of the first Reznor heater in 1888. As part of its 125th anniversary celebration, Reznor said a number of new product developments and other programs are planned for this year.

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Publication date: 3/18/2013