EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Nortek Air Solutions congratulated its team of employees behind the Temtrol® brand of custom air handlers on winning the Oklahoma Governor’s Manufacturing Leadership Award as presented by the Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance. Gov. Mary Fallin presented the award to Andrew Halko, Temtrol general manager, at a ceremony in Norman, Oklahoma.

Each year, the Oklahoma governor recognizes companies located in the state for achievements in innovative and successful manufacturing practices. An awards committee made up of manufacturing professionals selects the winners from a list of nominees. As a winner of this award, Temtrol was praised for demonstrating progressive, forward-thinking and a willingness to adapt to change to become more prosperous in its marketplace. “Temtrol represents the significant manufacturing potential available in Oklahoma and takes a leadership role in promoting the importance of doing business in and from the state,” said Fallin.

Temtrol is located in the city of Okarche, Oklahoma, where it was incorporated in 1955 by Ambrose Keyser, a mechanical engineer with experience in commercial air conditioning equipment design and manufacturing. In 1985, Temtrol was acquired by Nortek Inc., and became a member of what is today the Nortek Air Solutions family of custom and commercial air conditioning brands. Today 400 employees work in the 300,000-square-foot production facility located across the road from the original factory site.

“On behalf of all our dedicated Temtrol employees, I am proud to accept this award,” said Halko. “Their experience and loyalty is key to the quality of the products manufactured by Temtrol. Our employees follow lean manufacturing and 5S best practices and processes help us maintain our commitment to quality that exceeds our customers’ expectations.”

Mark DeVincent, president of Nortek Air Solutions, said, “Temtrol is a valuable brand of Nortek Air Solutions, recognized in our industry as a premier provider of custom air handlers. The entire Nortek Air Solutions organization congratulates Temtrol for winning this award.”

The Temtrol product line includes not only custom air handlers but also packaged air handlers, knockdown air handlers, fan retrofit systems, and OEM and replacement coils.

For more information, visit www.nortekair.com.

Publication date: 10/23/2015

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