DeLauro Tours Local Manufacturing Facilities to learn about Buy American Solar Products
Connecticut Congresswoman Rosa Delauro visited with Apricus Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of solar hot water and hydronic heating products, and their partner Engineering Specialties Inc. (ESI), a manufacturer of engineered metal stamping, mechanical assemblies, and other custom component parts, on Tuesday, April 3rd.
DeLauro toured both the Apricus and ESI factories to learn more about their collaboration and efforts to produce a solar thermal product locally. The two Connecticut-based companies partnered in early 2011 on the AP-30C, an evacuated tube solar collector that exceeds the requirements of the Buy American Act and is suitable for projects funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
"We are a good fit," said Nigel Ruddell, Vice President at Apricus, Inc. "We wanted to work with someone locally so we could grow the product together. The proximity of the two companies has been a huge factor in helping bring the AP-30C to market."
DeLauro commented, "This is how it should work; I hope to see much more such business ventures. I can see the benefits to federal buildings that are getting updated with new heating and air conditioning systems."
This partnership has shown success in it's early stages. Since the start of production, the team has shipped multiple AP-30C's to a various range of projects including one array of 100+ collectors."
For additional inquiries about the AP-30C or Apricus' full line of products, contact Apricus directly at 203-488-8215 or visit www.apricus.com.
Apricus is a leading designer and manufacturer of solar hot water and hydronic heating products for residential and commercial use. With a rapidly growing distribution network throughout North America, offices in the US, Europe, and Australia, and representation in over 30 countries; their range of renewable energy products provide simple and effective solutions for families and businesses concerned about the effects of climate change and rising energy costs.
About Engineering Specialties, Inc.
Engineering Specialities, Inc. is a precision manufacturer of mechanical assemblies and metal stampings. They specialize in highly engineered products with a strong emphasis on safety-critical parts. This perspective, with more than two decades of diverse experience, makes ESI highly qualified for automotive, aerospace, medical, energy and other fail-safe applications. ESI supports customer manufacturing locations around the world.