AHRI Commemorates Montreal Protocol Anniversary; Applauds Pending Senate Consideration of Kigali Amendment

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"Through ratification, the Senate can signal that Kigali counts. It counts for the jobs it will create, it counts for the additional exports that will result, and it counts for U.S. technology preeminence."

AHRI President & CEO Stephen Yurek

Arlington, Va. –  The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) today marked the 35th Anniversary of one of the most successful treaties ever negotiated – the Montreal Protocol - by applauding U.S. Senate leadership for scheduling floor action next week on ratification of that treaty’s most important amendment, the Kigali Amendment. Ratification will signal continued U.S. support for global environmental protection, while promoting U.S. technological preeminence.  


“Our member companies, which account for more than $256 Billion of economic output in the United States alone and which employ more than 300,000 Americans, are very pleased that the Senate will finally consider ratification – a development for which our industry has been waiting – and vigorously advocating for – since the amendment was agreed to almost exactly six years ago,” said AHRI President & CEO Stephen Yurek. “Through ratification, the Senate can signal that Kigali counts. It counts for the jobs it will create, it counts for the additional exports that will result, and it counts for U.S. technology preeminence,” he added.

About AHRI

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) is the trade association representing manufacturers of air conditioning, heating, and commercial refrigeration, and water heating equipment. An internationally recognized advocate for the industry, AHRI develops standards for and certifies the performance of many of these products. AHRI's 300+ member companies manufacture quality, efficient, and innovative residential and commercial air conditioning, space heating, water heating, and commercial refrigeration equipment and components for sale in North America and around the world. Learn more about AHRI’s office in the MENA region here.