WATERBURY - Eemax Inc. of Waterbury is this weekâ€™s â€śMurphyâ€™s Monday Manufacturer,â€ť U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., announced.
Eemax was founded in 1988 in Oxford and is a subsidiary of Rheem Manufacturing. The company makes electric tankless water heaters for commercial and residential applications. Its heaters provide 99 percent thermal energy efficiency, compared to the 65 percent efficiency of traditional tank heaters. according to the company.
â€śEemaxâ€™s water heaters help save their customersâ€™ water, energy and money. Itâ€™s no wonder their business has grown so much over the last several years,â€ť said Murphy. â€śWhether theyâ€™re looking to hire more talented workers or meet the needs of new customers, my office is here to help them however we can.â€ť
Eemaxâ€™s products can be found in many places, including airports, stadiums, laboratories, restaurants and manufacturing facilities.
At the end of 2012, Eemax moved from Oxford to Waterbury and a 56,000-square-foot manufacturing, warehouse and training facility - twice the size of its original building.
Eemax has grown on average 20 percent each year for the last three years. Today it employs 91 people.
Kathy Daudish, vice president of engineering and operations at Eemax, said, â€śWaterbury, Connecticut, is an excellent place to manufacture high-quality technical content product. We are fortunate to have a talented work pool to pull from. The infrastructure of transportation, component supplies and technical resources allows for successful manufacturing operation.â€ť