LUKAS Completes Rooftop Solar Array Installation

Company News
September 29, 2021

Sunshine is now providing about 30 percent of the electricity needs at LUKAS Hydraulic GmbH in Erlangen, Germany, after the recent completion of a rooftop solar array installation.

The 1,314 panels can generate 500 kilowatts peak (kWp) and save the equivalent of 256 tons of carbon dioxide over the course of a year. The amount of electricity generated equals the needs of about 120 homes. It’s estimated it will save LUKAS more than 67,000€ in the first year alone.

LUKAS Strategic Buyer Naim Zekiri developed the business case and was the driving force behind making the project happen. He approached it from a cost perspective, but with an appreciation of the changing climate and what clean energy means to future generations.

“With the help of the PV plant, several goals are combined at the same time,” Zekiri said. “In addition to safeguarding our competitiveness, we can protect the climate and the environment and cover around 30 percent of our electricity requirements ourselves in the future.”

While economics, power utility infrastructure, and government incentives vary around the world, we anticipate this project will serve as a pilot, leading the way for other solar installations on IDEX facilities around the world.

Part of IDEX Fire & Safety, LUKAS is a leading manufacturer of hydraulic rescue tools, including cutters, spreaders, rescue rams and strongarms.

IDEX Fire & Safety Businesses, Warren Rupp Honor 9/11 Through Community Activism

Company News
September 16, 2021

Team members at Akron Brass, Hale, and Warren Rupp last week recognized the 20th anniversary of 9/11 by supporting first responders in their community and honoring fallen firefighters through community events and memorial services.

In Wooster, Ohio, colleagues at Akron Brass hosted an annual memorial service on Friday and streamed it live online for firefighters and first responders to view on “The Jump seat”. Watch a recording of the service here.

Continuing a tradition, IDEX Fire & Safety team members also participated in an Annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb in Columbus, Ohio. Each person pays tribute to an FDNY firefighter, police officer, or EMS by climbing the equivalent of the 110 stories of the World Trade Center, carrying flags, oxygen tanks, hoses, and other equipment. Members also participated in the 2021 Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk in Medina, Ohio.

Nearby in Mansfield, Ohio, Kelly Manley and Myles Wimer of Warren Rupp volunteered over the weekend, traveling to Washington DC and assisting veterans throughout their tour of the nation’s capital. 

And in Ocala, Florida, five members of the Hale senior leadership team volunteered at a local water tent to load delivery vehicles with bottles of water. The team also received donations from fellow colleagues and delivered 10 Hale gift buckets to local fire departments. 

Hale team members assists with packing water at Fire Departments in Ocala, Florida. (Pictured above: Dennis Blackshire, Operations Director, and Dawn Wallner-Czechowski, Sr. Manager, Customer Care)
Gift Buckets given to to local fire departments in Florida.
Hale team members walking together after completing a volunteer event in Ocala, Florida. (Pictured from left to right: Mike Burgger, Director, Supply Chain, Keith Allen, Finance Manager, Kris Farris, Site Leader.)
A small group of IDEX Fire & Safety team members take a photo at the 2021 Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk in Medina, Ohio.
Group photo of IDEX Fire & Safety participants after completing the Annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb in Columbus, Ohio.
Myles Wimer helps guide and assist a Veteran during a tour in Washington D.C.
Group photo of team members who supported Veterans during a visit to Washington D.C.

Twenty Years Later, IDEX Fire & Safety Teammates Remember Their 9/11 Response

Company News
September 11, 2021

As the immediate shock of the 9/11 terrorist attacks wore off 20 years ago, IDEX Fire & Safety companies leaped into action to quickly resupply the New York City Fire Department. In a video prepared for the anniversary, longtime employees share their memories of that time, including how they came together to do their part in response to the tragedy.

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