HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - In 1938, Hastings HVAC started in a small garage. Now the heating and cooling manufacturer just filled a $200,000 order for Seeley International in Australia. The owners said it is a great thing to see how far they have come.
Hastings HVAC recently received their largest international order and the governor stopped by to celebrate. (KSNB)
“It's a good thing for Hastings and it shows what cooperation will do,” Owner Paul H. Powers said. “We couldn't have done it by ourselves without the Dutton-Lainson Company and Hastings Equity. They did a fine job with us and we work with them well.”
They are also proud of bringing that international money back into the Hastings community and sharing the success with their partners.
Governor Pete Ricketts stopped by the production floor and says this kind of business is what Nebraska is all about. He says 95% of the world's consumers are outside the U.S. and the state needs to sell more of their product to them.
“Companies like Hastings HVAC expand their market share to those international marketplaces and we want to do more of that because that is where the world's growth is happening in those markets,” Governor Pete Ricketts said.
Hastings HVAC will be doing just that as they already sell to 11 countries and their Australian partner has big plans for the future.
“We have been talking with Seeley International and they anticipate that they are going to increase their growth by four fold,” Hastings HVAC Vice President Shawn Hartmann said. “So we hope we see these size orders from them on a more regular basis.”
The owners say they hope to continue to see their growth and always keep being an important part of Hastings.