AAON, Inc. (NASDAQ-AAON) announced in early April that the first truckload of AAON HVAC equipment was shipped out for the Stony Brook Temporary Hospital under construction in Stony Brook, NY. As an essential manufacturer of HVAC systems, AAON is doing all that is possible for customers that have AAON equipment on critical infrastructure, and those customers that need new equipment or parts for critical infrastructure.
“On Sunday, March 29, I received a call from Joe Sbarra, the president of the AAON sales representative office in New York City, Gil-Bar Industries, inquiring about the ability of AAON to build 2,200 tons of HVAC equipment for a temporary hospital. By Tuesday, an order was placed for forty-four 50-ton customized AAON units. We went into immediate 24-hour production of this equipment in order to ensure delivery of all equipment by Tuesday, April 7. The assembly line building these units in Tulsa is nearly full,” said Gary Fields, President of AAON.
This project is part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers efforts to support the FEMA-led response to the pandemic in New York. JB&B Consulting Engineers designed the mechanical systems for the project.
A second order has already been placed for another temporary hospital at SUNY Old Westbury, in Old Westbury, NY. The 4,000 tons of HVAC equipment on these two orders equates to the air conditioning for more than 1,300 single-family homes.
Fields added, “AAON is pleased to participate in emergency efforts such as this one, without any premium pricing for expedited manufacturing and shipment. Multiple other critical projects are also underway at all of our manufacturing facilities. We have the manufacturing capacity, and we are committed to being a part of the solution to these urgent needs.”
AAON, Inc. is engaged in the engineering, manufacturing, marketing and sale of air conditioning and heating equipment consisting of standard, semi-custom and custom rooftop units, chillers, packaged outdoor mechanical rooms, air handling units, makeup air units, energy recovery units, condensing units, geothermal/water-source heat pumps, coils and controls. Since the founding of AAON in 1988, it has maintained a commitment to design, develop, manufacture and deliver heating and cooling products.
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