• Georgia Berner of Berner International Corp. (New Castle, Pa.) received top honors in the Manufacturing category during the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards banquet for western Pennsylvania. Berner was 41 when she assumed the role of president and chief executive officer of Berner International Corp. after her husband's death in 1984. Since that time, sales have climbed by more than 400 percent.

  • Dectron Internationale (Roswell, Ga.) announced that it is increasing its standard warranty to 25 months on all new Dry-O-Tron® energy recycling dehumidifiers shipped after May 1, 2004. It covers failed parts due to workmanship or material within the first 25 months after shipping. For more information, visit www.dectron.com.

  • Emerson Climate Technologies (St. Louis) appointed Ross Dueber to vice president of Strategic Planning & Platforms. He will focus on developing an integrated, store-wide system architecture for supermarkets. He will also continue to play a role in further developing specialty applications for scroll technology.

    Publication date: 07/19/2004