Forty Years and Growing
It’s hard to believe that Energy International is celebrating it’s fortieth year in business. The company has become much more than I had envisioned when I opened the first small office in Troy, Michigan in 1979. A year later I hired my first employee. In the time since, Energy International would add 250 more employees and offices in Lebanon, Qatar, Jordan, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi in the U.A.E. and Jeddah, Riyadh and Dammam in Saudi Arabia. Energy has also expanded beyond the HVAC and electromechanical industry. Our Parking & Transportation Division in the U.A.E. installed the first parkand-pay parking meter in the city in 1988. Today, the division has installed and manages thousands of meters throughout the city and has launched a city-wide automated fare collection system for all public transportation.
Energy Electric Controls has partnered with suppliers such as JCI to bring building management system solutions to customers all over the Middle East. Our Green Energy division specializes in air purification and has supplied ecology units to a number of projects throughout the region. We opened our manufacturing plant in the U.A.E. in 1996 to produce several PennBarry and Metalaire products. They will be expanding their role as we head into the next forty years. I have always believed there was potential for building a successful business in the Middle East, but it never would have happened without the hard work and dedication of the people of Energy International, many who have been with the company almost from the beginning. Thank you for your hard work and your loyalty. I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for Energy International.