WaterFurnace Donates Geothermal Unit to Ivy Tech Community College–Northeast



NORTHEAST – WaterFurnace has donated a geothermal unit to Ivy Tech−Northeast to be used for instructional purposes in the HVAC curriculum. It has been installed in the Steel Dynamics, Inc. Keith E. Busse Technology Center Talent Initiative HVAC Laboratory located at Ivy Tech’s North Campus (4900 Saint Joe Road.)

This was made possible by Tim Shields, chairman of the board for WaterFurnace; Tom Huntington, president and CEO of WaterFurnace; Jim Poiry, friend of Ivy Tech; John Walter, dean of Schools of Technology and Applied Science and Engineering Technology; and James Brunson, instructor and department chair of the Construction Technology department. Others involved include Dave Butler, assistant director of facilities; John Hess, associate professor of Construction Technology; and Scott Applegate, owner of Applegate Mechanical.

“We are very grateful to Tim Shields, Tom Huntington and everyone else at WaterFurnace for their generous donation,” said Ivy Tech Chancellor Jerrilee K. Mosier, Ed.D. “This geothermal unit will be a great educational tool for our students in the HVAC program.”

The unit will be utilized prominently in HVAC 205, “Heat Pump Systems,” two sections of which were offered this fall. HVAC is one of five new programs Ivy Tech is offering this fall. 

For more information contact James Brunson, department chair of Construction Technology at 260-480-4247 or jbrunson3@ivytech.edu.

About Ivy Tech
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. Ivy Tech serves nearly 200,000 students annually and has campuses throughout Indiana. It functions as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

About WaterFurnace
WaterFurnace International, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of residential, commercial, industrial and institutional geothermal heat pumps. Products from WaterFurnace include energy-efficient and environmentally friendly geothermal comfort systems, indoor air quality products and pool heaters. WaterFurnace was founded in 1983 and the company is headquartered in Fort Wayne, Ind. For the latest news and updates from WaterFurnace, connect with us on your favorite social media sites — follow us on Twitter (@WaterFurnace), like us on Facebook at (WaterFurnaceFans) or view the WaterFurnace YouTube Channel.

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