Energizing Tennessee

Energizing Tennessee

Recently, Modine was featured on the Energizing Tennessee podcast, sponsored by the Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council (TAEBC) and First Bank. TAEBC is a nonprofit organization that aims to understand the advanced energy sector’s priorities, share that information, and develop programs to leverage Tennessee’s assets to advance the sector.

Energizing Tennessee, hosted by Courtney Piper, is a podcast that explores topics with energy leaders and experts on the latest news in the advanced energy sector. In each episode, you will hear their thoughts on transportation electrification, workforce development, and the growing sector of the state’s economy.

On November 7, 2023, Gina Maria Bonini – VP/GM of Advanced Thermal Systems at Modine, was featured on the fourteenth episode of Energizing Tennessee. In this episode, Gina was able to share information on:

  • Modine and its rich history in thermal management dating back to 1916, including the radiator we built for the Ford Model T.
  • The difference in thermal management between Internal Combustion Engines (ICE) and Electric Vehicles (EVs).
  • The importance and impact of thermal management for commercial, specialty and off-highway EVs.
  • The launch of the EVantage™ product line in May 2022 and the EVantage thermal systems developed to maintain battery and power electronics at their optimal temperature for proper vehicle operation.
  • Modine’s manufacturing footprint in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee that dates back to 1979, and the growth of Modine’s production footprint in that facility to manufacture thermal systems for zero-emission mobility.
  • The Lawrenceburg facility’s recent addition of production lines to support our GenSet business which produces cooling modules for large generators that support critical infrastructure that needs uninterrupted power.

We thank TAEBC, Energizing Tennessee, and Courtney Piper for allowing us to be on the podcast. It was a great opportunity to show how Modine has evolved from developing thermal management systems for ICE to EVs and continues to grow its production of thermal systems for commercial, specialty, and off-highway EVs. The growth of the EVantage product suite and the production lines that manufacture them have created more jobs in the Lawrenceburg area, and we are proud to be a part of the growing advanced energy sector in Tennessee. To hear this whole interview, listen to the podcast.