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100th Anniversary Press Kit

Carrier 100th Anniversary Overview

He's one of America's greatest inventors. But unlike Edison, Ford, Bell or the Wright Brothers, his remarkable accomplishment has never been fully recognized. He made indoor sports and summer blockbuster movies possible. His invention facilitated the growth of the microchip and pharmaceutical industries. Some even credit him for the rise of the New South and the Sun Belt. He's Dr. Willis H. Carrier, and 100 years ago (1902), he invented modern air conditioning, making the world a much cooler place in which to live... For the complete news release, click here (20 KB PDF file).


Carrier Anecdotes

We may have grown accustomed to cool, comfortable air in our homes, cars, offices, shopping malls, public transportation and movie theaters, but the air conditioning industry continues to solve perplexing problems with comfort in much the same way Willis H. Carrier did when he introduced the first scientific air conditioning system in 1902... For the complete news release, click here (24.7 KB PDF).


Carrier Historical "Firsts"

A timeline ranging from 1902 to 2002, listing 46 separate historical "firsts" for Carrier Corporation and the air conditioning industry... For the complete news release , click here (21 KB PDF file).


Carrier Backgrounder

There are few areas in life that have not felt the impact of air conditioning since Willis H. Carrier, a 25-year-old mechanical engineer employed by the Buffalo Forge Co., solved a quality problem for Sackett-Wilhelms Lithographing Co., a Brooklyn, N.Y. printer on July 17, 1902... For the complete news release, click here (29.8 KB PDF file).


Carrier Corporation Fact Sheet

Celebrating 100 years of innovation, Carrier Corporation, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX), is the world’s largest manufacturer of air conditioning, heating and refrigeration equipment for commercial, residential and transportation applications... For the complete news release, click here (28.5 KB PDF file).

Photo: First Centrifugal Chiller

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Photo: Willis Carrier With First Chiller (1922)

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Photo: Rivoli Theater in New York City

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Photo: Sackett-Wilhelms Illustration

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Photo: Willis H. Carrier (1915)

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Photo: Willis H. Carrier (1940s)

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Willis Carrier (1940s)

Willis Carrier with first chiller

The Rivoli Theater in New York City