The agreements were entered into in June 2005 for eleven Trigen facilities located throughout the United States. Johnson Controls was engaged to maintain Trigen's heating and cooling systems in Baltimore, Boston, Kansas City, Missouri Oklahoma City, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Trenton, and Tulsa. "The marketplace has benefited from reliable, cost-effective and environmentally-sound energy solutions provided by Johnson Controls and Trigen over the past few years," said Iain Campbell, vice president and general manager - North America Service, for Johnson Controls. "Our relationship and the benefits we offer will continue, but now each company operates in a different capacity." In connection with the restructuring of the agreements, Trigen will offer employment to Johnson Controls employees who currently perform O&M services for Trigen. "Trigen and Johnson Controls have determined that shifting the emphasis to a project management relationship will provide additional benefits to both parties," stated Lance Ahearn, CEO of Trigen. "We have valued Johnson Controls' work over the past two years, and look forward to an enhanced project management relationship with them in the future."
Trigen is a leader in combined heat and power generation, serving 1,100 customers in 11 cities from 22 central plants. Trigen is an environmentally-friendly company, offering programs that help its customers reduce their carbon footprint through increased efficiency. Trigen's Community Energy Systems generate steam, hot water, chilled water and electricity at central utility plants, and transmit these energy products to buildings served by a pipe distribution system. Trigen is privately held by parent company, Thermal North America, Inc.
About Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls, Inc. is a global leader in interior experience, building efficiency and power solutions. The company provides innovative automotive interiors that help make driving more comfortable, safe and enjoyable. For buildings, it offers products and services that optimize energy use and improve comfort and security. Johnson Controls also provides batteries for automobiles and hybrid electric vehicles, along with systems engineering and service expertise. Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) has 136,000 employees in more than 1,000 locations serving customers in 125 countries. Founded in 1885, the company is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Its sales for 2006 fiscal year totaled $32.2 billion. For additional information, please visitwww.johnsoncontrols.com.
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