Celebrating Alice Parker
APM Hexseal continues to celebrate black history month, and we’d like to celebrate Alice Parker!
Alice H. Parker was an African American inventor who was awarded a patent for inventing a system of central heating using natural gas. Her patent was filed in 1919, when using natural gas to power a heating furnace was a revolutionary idea that conserved energy and was the foundation for the central heating systems in homes and buildings today.
Parker was raised in Morristown NJ and her story is remarkable because being woman of color, before the civil rights and woman’s movements, she broke down many barriers with her outstanding engineering achievement.
APM Hexseal’s products are used throughout HVAC systems and we’d like to honor and celebrate the people like Alice Parker whose drive and determination helped to create the industries we serve.
APM Hexseal celebrates Black History Month!