On August 21, 2018 – ECR International Inc. held an employee open house at its Dunkirk facility to commemorate the company’s 90th anniversary. The day included plant tours, a car show, corn-hole tournament, food, music and prizes. Nearly all 100 employees and family members attended along with the City of Dunkirk’s Mayor, Wilfred Rosas. Mayor Rosas congratulated company CEO Ron Passafaro on hitting the milestone. The Mayor stated, “We appreciate companies like ECR who have made such a long-term commitment to the City of Dunkirk and its’ citizens and continue to do so”, noting the company’s recent investment in new CNC and laser machinery for its sheet metal operations on Middle Road. “It is through the dedication and determined growth such as that shown by ECR that continues to make this City all that it once was and is on its way to becoming again. I am extremely proud and honored to be a part of this celebration, and look forward to celebrating the 100 year mark,” Mayor Rosas said.
Since its’ beginnings in 1928, Dunkirk Boilers have always been at the forefront of new technology, introducing new products that set the standard for energy efficiency, safety, and application versatility. Dunkirk has built a solid reputation throughout North America among distributors, contractors and homeowners alike by providing dependable and innovative hydronic products.
Ron Passafaro, President & CEO said, “We have achieved this milestone through the hard work and dedication of our employees and the culture of quality that exists throughout the entire organization. We have dedicated ourselves for 90 years to providing customers the best products and service. This year we add to this legacy by introducing the DCC, the most advanced high efficiency combi boiler that not only provides space heating but also produces the greatest amount of potable hot water in the market. The DCC will be able to be Wi-Fi connected to remotely manage your home’s environment and automatically notify users and installers of operating status and service needs.”
ECR International, with headquarters in Utica, NY; is a manufacturing company that provides heating and cooling products under a family of brand names including: Dunkirk, Utica Boilers, Olsen, Airco, Pennco, RetroAire, Argo and EMI. The company markets its products in the US and Canada. ECR has a rich history, going back ninety years. In 1928, Earle C. Reed founded two companies: Dunkirk Radiator and Utica Radiator. The companies merged in 1999 as ECR International, taking the founder’s initials as its company name.