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Willis H. Carrier

Carrier Corporation

1914 - 1948

Fabricated Goods

1910 b. 1876
UndergraduateCornell University
Born-Died1876 - 1950
BirthplaceNew York (NY)
FatherFarmer / Rancher
Era - 1910

Carrier was a pioneer in the field of mechanical refrigeration. Perfecting an air cooling system, Carrier first introduced air conditioning to theaters in the 1930ís and later went on to develop elaborate, but affordable, air conditioning systems for businesses. His ability to effectively control air quality in high-rises was a key element in the development and expansion of the modern skyscraper.