Dometic Supplies Air Conditioning Systems for Glacier Society Survey Vessel

Januray 21, 2004


RICHMOND, VA - Dometic Corporation is supplying air conditioning systems for the Glacier Society’s restored arctic survey vessel Ice Bucket.

The 40 ft. vessel is being equipped with two Marine Air 16,000 BTU Vector Compact reverse-cycle heat pump systems with digital thermostat controls. The low-profile air conditioning units are designed for space-saving applications.

The Ice Bucket, which once served as Admiral Byrd’s arctic survey vessel, is being rebuilt by the Glacier Society to serve as a training vessel for Sea Cadets, Sea Scouts and other youth groups. It will be based in Stamford, Connecticut.

The Glacier Society is dedicated to the restoration, preservation and operation of polar exploration vessels. The group is currently engaged in a major project to restore the historic icebreaker USS/USCGC Glacier as a floating museum and education ship.

Marine Air products are made by Dometic’s Environmental Systems business unit, formerly Taylor Made Environmental, which was acquired by Dometic from the Taylor Made Group in August 2003. Other major marine product lines include Cruisair and Condaria air conditioning systems, Tundra refrigerators and freezers, Sentry battery chargers and Grunert marine refrigeration systems.

Dometic Corporation is one of the world’s leading suppliers of accessory products to the RV and pleasure boat industry. The company’s offerings include refrigerators, air conditioners, stove tops, microwaves, awnings, generators, lights, windows, doors and sanitation systems. Dometic has production facilities in 10 countries, its own sales and marketing operations in 35 countries, plus approximately 65 distributors globally. The Dometic Group is wholly owned by EQT, a leading private equity group in Sweden.

Lou Siegel
Dometic Corporation

Jim Rhodes
Rhodes Communications


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