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Ingersoll Rand to Host Thousands of Future Skilled Workers at its Facilities around the World to Celebrate Manufacturing Day


Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating comfortable,
sustainable and efficient environments, will participate in Manufacturing
at its facilities around the world. During a month-long schedule
of events, Ingersoll Rand is inviting students to tour their facilities
and learn about career opportunities in modern manufacturing.

The company and its family of brands — Club
, Ingersoll
and Trane®
— is committed to engaging the next generation of skilled workers in the
opportunities and benefits that come with a career in manufacturing.

"The future of the manufacturing industry relies on the ability of
tomorrow's workforce to address global trends like climate change and
exponential technologies that impact the way we live, work and move,"
said Michael W. Lamach, chairman and CEO of Ingersoll Rand. "By showing
the next generation of manufacturers the importance of thinking bigger
and acting bolder to solve these global challenges, we are doing the
right thing for our communities, our environment and the future of

Ingersoll Rand sites around the United States are participating,
including Hastings, Nebraska; La Crosse, Wisconsin; Fort Smith,
Arkansas; St. Paul, Minnesota; Trenton, New Jersey; Vidalia, Georgia;
Augusta, Georgia; Mocksville, North Carolina; and Davidson, North
Carolina. Internationally, participating facilities can be found in
Galway, Ireland, and Vignate, Italy. Students will learn about the
manufacturing process, pathways to manufacturing leadership and how
sustainability is integral to the future of the manufacturing industry.

"Over the next decade, modern manufacturing will generate 3.5 million
job openings. Through Manufacturing Day, the campaign
and other critical programming, the NAM and The Manufacturing Institute
have remained at the forefront of developing workforce solutions to help
meet this need and close the skills gap that threatens to leave 2
million manufacturing jobs unfilled by 2025," said Manufacturing
Institute Executive Director Carolyn Lee. "Giving our young people and
their parents the chance to see firsthand the promise of a career in
modern manufacturing can turn the tide and combat the myths that harm
the perception of manufacturing careers in America."

Ingersoll Rand's Manufacturing Day celebrations launched on Oct. 2, 2017
and extend throughout the month of October. High school, trade school
and university students interested in visiting a facility near them are
encouraged to reach out to local leadership to schedule a visit or
Shannon Bennett at 704-655-5782 or
to learn more about participating sites.

Ingersoll Rand Climate Commitment

Ingersoll Rand made a commitment to significantly reduce greenhouse gas
(GHG) emissions from its products and operations by 2030. The company's
Climate Commitment pledges to:

  • Cut the refrigerant GHG footprint of its products by 50 percent by
    2020 and incorporate lower global warming potential (GWP) alternatives
    across its portfolio by 2030;
  • Invest $500 million in product-related research and development over
    the next five years to fund the long-term reduction of GHG emissions;
  • Reduce company operations-related GHG emissions by 35 percent by 2020.

To date, the commitment has supported the avoidance of approximately 6.7
million metric tons of CO2e globally, which is the equivalent of
avoiding annual CO2 emissions from energy used in more than 700,000
homes. To support the commitment, Ingersoll Rand launched EcoWise™, a
portfolio of products designed to lower environmental impact with
next-generation, low-global warming potential refrigerants and high
efficiency operation. By 2030, the company expects to reduce its carbon
footprint by 50 million metric tons.

About Ingersoll Rand

Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating
comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. Our people and our
family of brands — including Club
, Ingersoll
, Thermo
and Trane®
— work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and
buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; and increase
industrial productivity and efficiency. We are a $13 billion global
business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring

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