AdvanceTEC Donates to ASHRAE Scholarship Fund

AdvanceTEC, through its AdvanceTECares Program, continues its support of STEM focused opportunities with its donation to ASHRAE

Richmond, VA, September 23, 2020 –   AdvanceTEC, the leader in cleanroom design, construction and mission critical process integration, today announced that as a part of its AdvanceTECares Program the company is donating to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Scholarship Fund through the ASHRAE Richmond Chapter.

AdvanceTEC’s donation will provide financial aid to students pursuing a degree in math, science, or engineering at a technical 2-year or 4-year institution. As a leader in cleanroom integration, AdvanceTEC is committed to providing educational opportunities for young professionals.  The company has established its AdvanceTECares Program to deliver on that commitment through giving back to the community, including providing students with financial aid and internship opportunities.

“At AdvanceTEC we believe it is important to have a positive impact within communities where we live, work, and serve,” noted John Burton, AdvanceTEC founder, owner/partner and director of technology.  “Through our AdvanceTECares Program, we seek out ways to support critical initiatives in our communities, focusing on STEM education.  ASHRAE aligns with that vision, and we are excited to work with them to provide financial support to the next generation of engineers and leaders.”

“This year would have been the 38th Annual BBQ Festival and Golf Outing that was the start of raising money for scholarships. Unfortunately, we had to cancel these events due to safety of the participants. I want to express my sincere appreciation for the donation AdvanceTEC has offered and a matching offer John Burton will be providing,” commented ASHRAE Richmond Chapter President Louis Hite.

About ASHRAE (from
ASHARAE, founded in 1894, is a global advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration, and sustainability within the industry. Their mission is to serve humanity by advancing the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, and their allied fields.  With more than 54,000 members from over 132 nations, ASHRAE is a diverse organization dedicated to advancing the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world.

About AdvanceTEC
AdvanceTEC is the leader in cleanroom design, construction and mission critical process integration serving clients in Biotech, Nanotech and Cleantech industries. Since its founding in 2000, AdvanceTEC has successfully constructed facilities for research, pilot production and high-volume manufacturing applications. The company works with leading technology companies, construction managers, architectural engineering firms to construct state-of-the-art cleanrooms to enable tomorrow’s technology. Its expertise is turn-key design/build projects, where performance, schedule, cost and safety are critical.  For more information, please visit

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