The new mural depicts landmarks of Sidney, the headquarters for Emerson Climate Technologies Inc. The design features sites like Bonnyconnellan castle and the city’s iconic Big Four Bridge, as well as a local eatery, the Spot to Eat.
The mural also includes tributes to armed forces and veterans, nods to the local agricultural base and images of painted Copeland Scroll compressors depicting a lighthouse and American eagle. The mural honors current and former employees who worked for the past 25 years to reach this milestone of production.
“This mural represents the spirit of innovation, community and hard work in our facility. We are proud of our important role in the HVACR industry and this art is a beautiful reminder, not only of where we’ve been but where we’re going with this technology,” said Don Baird, Sidney-based business operations manager for Emerson Climate Technologies. “We are fortunate to have very talented employees who had a great vision for the mural.”
The artwork was designed by Kay Wheat, a material handler with 23 years of service; Jhan Gallagher, a scroll assembler with six years of service; and Geri Gallagher, also a scroll assembler with six years of service. The mural was painted by local artists Cameo Monnin and Mila Duning-Hamilton.