Buying ecobee is about a lot more than thermostats for Generac, CEO says

Aaron Jagdfeld
Aaron Jagdfeld

Last updated on November 3rd, 2021 at 02:20 pmOn the surface, you may wonder why Generac, a company known for making home standby and portable generators, is buying ecobee, a company known for its work in developing smart thermostats. The thermostat market, after all, is full of big players like Google’s Nest, Honeywell and Johnson

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Arthur covers banking and finance and the economy at BizTimes while also leading special projects as an associate editor. He also spent five years covering manufacturing at BizTimes. He previously was managing editor at The Waukesha Freeman. He is a graduate of Carroll University and did graduate coursework at Marquette. A native of southeastern Wisconsin, he is also a nationally certified gymnastics judge and enjoys golf on the weekends.

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