Distributor Donates to Hall of Fame
RJ Murray Co. and Carrier Corp. have donated HVAC equipment valued at $30,000 to the iconic Cooperstown facility.
"For RJ Murray and Carrier, as two leading upstate New York businesses, it was a natural commitment for us to help the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, one of New York's great cultural attractions and the most well-known sports Hall of Fame in the world," said Robert Murray, president of RJ Murray Co.
According to Ken Meifert, senior director of development at the Cooperstown landmark, the donation will be used for two purposes:
- Two, three-ton split air conditioning units will be used to maintain consistent temperature and humidity control in the Hall of Fame data center and will guarantee the best possible environment for the technology infrastructure at the Hall of Fame, including the museum's digital archives which feature thousands of images of historic photographs, documents, and videos.
- Two roof-top air conditioning units will be used to cool the Hall of Fame Plaque Gallery to protect the artifacts and to ensure the comfort of nearly 300,000 fans who visit the Museum each year.
Jeff Idelson, president of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, said, "Preserving the assets of the Museum, and creating a comfortable environment in which our visitors can enjoy the Museum's treasures, are vital at the Hall of Fame. We are very grateful to RJ Murray and Carrier for their generous donation of air conditioning systems that will enable us to care for the collections and our guests."