Modine spotlighting HVAC innovation with revamped trailer

A 53-foot long trailer pulled behind a polished big-rig cab has begun criss-crossing the country to showcase Modine Manufacturing’s array of heating, cooling, ventilation and refrigeration products. The vehicle showcase was unveiled as the Wisconsin-based company celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2016.

The Innovation Tour, considered an HVAC learning lab on wheels, debut at in January at AHR 2016 in Orlando. After the show, the trailer began a 46-city, 10,000-mile tour of North America, said Ray Schaffart, Modine’s marketing and sales support manager.

The Innovation Tour is a traveling road show that will take the manufacturer's technology to the doorsteps of thousands of allied trade professionals – architects, engineers and design/build contractors who might otherwise miss the chance to see the gear in action, and to speak with Modine professionals.

"From Savannah to Seattle, Denver to Detroit, Toronto to Charlotte, and many places in between, the Innovation Tour is designed to showcase Modine's complete line of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, solutions we've been hard at work on for 100 years,” Shaffart said. “It also emphasizes Modine's commitment to the Building HVAC markets, an area we are targeting for significant growth.

"But it's not just about product. We're awarding free CEU and accredited NATE courses to make the experience that much more rewarding."

Schaffart said Modine’s building HVAC group is well recognized when it comes to unit heaters.

“But it's time for new outreach among prospective buyers and specifiers,” Schaffart said. “We want to be top-of-mind for our engineered solutions as well."

The trailer, which unfolds Transformer-style into three stages and a slide-out classroom, includes an Atherion-packaged rooftop ventilation system, an operating school HVAC unit, an interactive Modine controls system module, the newly AHRI-certified geothermal systems and Effinity and Hot Dawg unit heaters.    

Innovation Tour dates can be found at


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