About ECR International, Inc.
ECR International, Inc. has made it possible for people around the world to enjoy a higher standard of indoor heating and cooling comfort.
As a full-service provider of American engineered-and-manufactured hydronic and forced air products, ECR is recognized for its innovation, quality, performance and reliability and the only North American company to make and market all of these products under one corporate roof.
ECR designs, manufactures and markets HVAC equipment including boilers, water heaters, hydronic system controls and furnaces in modern plants at Dunkirk and Utica, New York. ECR has been located in New York State since 1928 when Earle C. Reed established manufacturing facilities for cast iron boilers and radiators in Dunkirk and Utica, New York. ECR was formed in 1999 as a merger of The Utica Companies (Utica) and Dunkirk Radiator Corporation and named in his honor. ECR is a strong supporter of local charities and is proud to be the creator and a founding sponsor of Utica’s famous 15K (9.3 miles) Boilermaker Road Race.
Now under new leadership and battling a very different economy, they needed to realign their facilities and operations to remain competitive and efficient. The leadership team set the vision in 2008 for ECR to become the recognized leader of heating and air conditioning products and services that makes the most positive impact on our customers, society and the environment. At the forefront of ECR’s improved green product line is the freewatt® Micro-CHP system, a heating system that while producing heat for the home also produces free eco-friendly electricity.
ECR invested fourteen million dollars on renovations in their Utica and Dunkirk facilities. Renovations consisted of building a new 25,000 square stamping plant in Dunkirk and upgrading the manufacturing equipment. At the Utica facility a 30,000 square foot expansion was added to their manufacturing facility. A world class research and development lab for hydronic, warm air and cooling design was completed this year.
The ECR97 condensing gas boiler, with one of the highest AFUE;s in the industry, is the first product to be branded ECR and the foundation for future products. The features and benefits of the ECR97 were derived in collaboration with installing contractors and distributor partners and the result is a product created with them in mind.
We will eventually expand our offering to include the entire cast iron family. Projects are already underway to comply with the 2012 efficiency regulations established by the Department of Energy.
With a product line that covers nearly all space heating and cooling needs, revolutionary engineering and new capabilities and space, ECR is leading the heating and cooling market towards a better future.