- San Antonio, TX

For Immediate Release (February 12, 2007) San Antonio, Texas — Friedrich Air Conditioning, the latest addition to the Parque Industrial Acueducto, celebrated the production of its 1000 packaged terminal air conditioning unit (PTAC) in its new Monterrey manufacturing facility on Wednesday, November 15. Local dignitaries including Andres Franco Abascal, Sub-Secretary of Foreign Asset and International Commerce, Juan Manuel Zapata Garza el Lider Sindical Del Estado de Nuevo Leon y Lic. Luis Lara Armendariz de Grup American Industries joined Friedrich President and CEO Charles M. Marino and Vice President of Manufacturing Bob DeSplinter for an official Grand Opening Celebration. Following a traditional ribbon cutting ceremony and a dedication and blessing by Padre Miguel Angel Gutierrez, Friedrich factory employees lead guests on a tour of the facility.

According to Mr. Marino, "Friedrich selected Monterrey as the site for its new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility because of its skilled local work force, strategic location near the San Antonio headquarters and excellent infrastructure. Friedrich hopes to expand operations in the very near future to include assembly operations for single package vertical units (Vert-I-Pak®) and electronic air cleaners (C-90B) so that the company can supply customers with more competitively priced products. Friedrich looks forward to doing business in the lovely city of Monterrey for many years."

"Our Monterrey team is critical to our success. I am especially grateful to the efforts of Ricardo Avendano, Jorge Barranco, Edgar Flores, Ricardo Reyes Roberto Carreon and Lizzy Ibarra who have worked countless hours to ensure the Friedrich continues to produce only the highest, commercial grade air conditioners," explained Mr. DeSplinter.

Founded 1883 in San Antonio, Texas, the Friedrich Air Conditioning Co. product line includes commercial grade room air conditioners, single package vertical air conditioners, packaged terminal air conditioners, thru-the-wall air conditioners, ductless split systems, portable air conditioners and electronic air cleaners. For additional information or to locate the authorized Friedrich dealer/distributor nearest you, visit the Friedrich website at www.friedrich.com