We buy Carrier equipment on the regular for jobs, but we sometimes overlook that Willis Carrier was the guy that created the first methods we use to cool down interior environments.
Legend has it Mr. Carrier struggled with things like math and fractions and overcame this challenge by examining slices of apple with his mom.
In 1906 he was granted U.S. Patent 808,897 for an Apparatus for Treating Air and sank his life savings along with his partners into the Carrier Engineering Corporation right here in New York.
Carrier struggled during the great depression as did all American businesses but his company flourished in the 1950's as the country experienced one of the greatest economic booms in our history.
Air Conditioning and humidity control in America help develop the American cities in the Sun Belt and the South that were nigh uninhabitable during the summer months so we are talking that this technology helped us in our great expansion west and south in the 20th century.
As we crack a cold drink in our offices today we say ευχαριστώ Willis Carrier. You were one cool dude.