U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu was in Fort Wayne, Ind., to talk about federal efforts to protect cities and states that rely heavily on manufacturing.
U.S. energy secretary toured the headquarters of WaterFurnace International
Inc., June 2, touting a $50 million grant program that could encourage
installation of its geothermal HVAC systems.
Secretary Steven Chu was in Fort Wayne, Ind., to talk about federal efforts to
protect cities and states that rely heavily on manufacturing. While there, he
announced the $50 million grant program that would fund competitive grants to
companies such as WaterFurnace.
“We are very excited about Secretary Chu’s
announcement today and the leadership WaterFurnace will continue to play in our
country’s movement toward clean energy technology,” said WaterFurnace President
and CEO Tom Huntington. “But what’s more, it was an honor to have Secretary Chu
recognize WaterFurnace as a people-oriented company; that not only do we stand
out as a company that is progressive in our technology, but also a company
invested in our people.
“The products we build and promote are among the
most environmentally friendly heating and cooling products available in the
world today,” Huntington added. “We’ve also implemented a number of initiatives
here in Fort Wayne that reduce our carbon footprint and make a positive
contribution to the environment of our community.”
The city of Fort Wayne recently recognized
WaterFurnace as the first business in the city to achieve the Green City Business
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