Carrier Corp. Honored with Habitat for Humanity's Community Ambassadors Award

Mar 03, 2008, 00:00 ET from Carrier Corp.

    FARMINGTON, Conn., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Carrier Corp., a unit of
 United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:   UTX), was honored recently with the
 Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity's first-ever Community Ambassadors
 Award. The organization recognized Carrier for its 10th corporate house
 sponsorship as well as its ongoing support. Carrier further supported the
 Hartford affiliate by donating 10 heating systems installed in new Habitat
 houses in 2007.
     "Carrier has paved the way for other companies as it has raised the bar
 on corporate giving and community service," said Hartford Habitat's
 Executive Director Michael J. Brett. "We are pleased to present them with
 the first Community Ambassadors Award."
     Carrier President Geraud Darnis accepted the award which was presented
 at Habitat's Board of Directors Annual Meeting in Hartford on Feb. 28.
 "This is a distinct honor for Carrier," said Darnis. "As part of our
 corporate commitment to social responsibility, we continuously seek
 opportunities to improve the communities where Carrier's employees and
 customers live and work. We feel privileged to have supported Habitat's
 efforts in the Greater Hartford community over the past decade and look
 forward to a strong partnership long into the future."
     A long-time partner of Habitat for Humanity, Carrier has donated more
 than $3 million in cash and equipment and built more than 100 homes on
 three continents. The company has enabled its employees to volunteer
 upwards of 26,000 hours with Habitat for Humanity affiliates around the
     "At Carrier, our purpose is to make the world a better place to live by
 creating a comfortable, productive and healthy environment," said Darnis.
 "We do that with our innovative products that are energy efficient and
 environmentally sound. We also fulfill our purpose through the actions of
 Carrier employees in their communities."
     Carrier supports organizations, such as Habitat for Humanity, that
 promote the use of green building practices and environmental
 sustainability in urban centers. It is in this spirit that Carrier helped
 the Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity incorporate green building practices
 into its homes in 2006. The Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity continues to
 design homes that meet ecologically sound building standards through the
 use of recycled materials, renewable resources and energy efficiency.
     About Carrier Corp.
     Carrier Corp., headquartered in Farmington, Conn., is the world's
 largest provider of heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions.
 With 2007 revenues of $14.6 billion, Carrier has approximately 43,000
 employees worldwide and operations in more than 170 countries. Carrier is
 part of United Technologies Corp., a Hartford, Connecticut-based provider
 of products and services to the aerospace and building systems industries
 worldwide. Visit for more information.

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