Few HVAC manufacturers can say they’ve been in business for more than 100 years. This year, Nortek Global HVAC (formerly Nordyne) entered that distinction as it celebrated another year in the heating and cooling industry.
Founded as the International Oil Heating Co. in 1919, the company rose to success manufacturing coal-to-oil conversion furnace burners, which significantly helped reduce the air pollution caused by coal burning in its hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. Later in 1933, the company designed, built and installed the first heater for mobile homes. That important milestone helped it become the leader in manufactured housing HVAC, and that innovation continues today.