Join us at the 2017 ISI/MIAMA Conference & Tradeshow!

We are looking forward to participating in this year’s ISI/MIAMA Conference & Trade Show, May 30-June 2, 2017.  Stop by and visit us in booth #18.  We will be featuring our Arid-Ice Desiccant Dehumidification technology. If you are taking courses towards your ISI University Certified Arena Operator certification or are interested in learning more about HVAC & Dehumidification, then be sure to join Mark Bradley on June 1 at 2:45 pm in Atrium 6. 

Mark Bradley

In Mark’s two hour course, he will teach about the main purpose of ice arena HVAC heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems to provide our patrons with “conditioned” air so that they will experience a comfortable and safe environment.  Mark will review basic ice arena heating and cooling systems, system controls, system maintenance requirements, and desiccant technology and heat recovery systems.

Be sure to stay for the Cocktail Reception on Thursday evening – we’re sponsoring the food and we hear it’s going to be great!!

For more details about the ISI/MIAMA Conference & Trade show, click on this link.

Arid-Ice ISI/MIAMA Conference and Tradeshow

Join us for NARCE & ISI/MIAMA Ice Shows!

We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming tradeshows where we are featuring Arid-Ice by Climate by Design International.


 15th Annual North American Rink Conference & Expo May 15-19 in Columbus, OH. Come see us at Booth 401!

North American Rink Conference & Expo

2017 ISI/MIAMA Ice Arena Conference and Trade Show May 30 – June 2 in Bloomington, MN.  Join us at Booth 18!

ISI/Miama Ice Arean Conference & Tradeshow

Proud members of:

Ice Skating Institute Minnesota Ice Arena Manager's Association
U.S. Ice Rink Association Metropolitan Ice Rink Managers Association
North East Ice Skating Managers Association Wisconsin Ice Arena Management Association

Educating about HVAC Job Opportunities at Owatonna High School Job Fair

We enjoyed our afternoon at the Owatonna High School Job Fair. "The job fair was open to freshmen through seniors looking for summer jobs or long-term employment," said Mark Randall, OHS principal. Blooming Prairie and Medford also sent some of their students over for the event.

Special thank you to Corey Johnson and Nick Ramirez for representing CDI!

Be sure to contact us if you are looking for employment for this summer! 

Owatonna High School Job Fair

Read more about at the event online at Owatonna People's Press. 

2017 NEISMA Spring Conference and Trade Show

Maintain the Momentum! was the theme for this year's 2017 NEISMA Spring Conference and Trade Show, April 23-26th. We enjoyed connecting with area rink operators, managers, and facility administrators. It was a pleasure to be one of the sponsors of this event.

We look forward to the 2018 Conference in Lake Placid, NY!

North East Ice Skating Managers Association

Climate by Design International has specialized in applying Desiccant Dehumidifiers to Ice Arenas for over 25 years. Why not contact us for more information about ARID-Ice®? We’ve dehumidified lots of rinks like yours! 

Arid Ice

CDI participates in Steam Ahead Career Fair

Leona Kaiser (Personnel Manager) and Corey Johnson (Drafter), enjoyed meeting with area Jr. High students at the Steam Ahead Career Fair on Wednesday, April 5.  This was a great opportunity for area businesses to talk with students and help them discover new career opportunities.

Steam Ahead Career Fair
Read the Owatonna People's Press article 
CDI Promotes Reuben Flesner as Senior Design Engineer

CDI Promotes Reuben Flesner as Senior Design Engineer

Bringing a new perspective to the HVAC industry 

Reuben Flesner Climate by Design International (CDI) is pleased to announce the promotion of Reuben Flesner to Senior Design Engineer. Reuben has been working as an Applications Engineer for the past several years where he developed a solid foundation of our product designs.  Reuben will be coordinating Product Development as well as Design Standardization at CDI.

“Reuben’s aptitude and contributions have propelled him into a new role where he will have the opportunity to lead CDI’s design standardization.  His innovative approach will continue to enhance our strategic direction and long term growth at CDI.  We look forward to his continued contributions to our success in these areas,” said Mike Peterson, VP of Operations.

Flesner commented, “I am looking forward to contributing to CDI in a new way through development of standard products and engineering systems. These will aid CDI for continued growth.” He brings over 7 years of experience in the HVAC industry.  Recently, his work has included numerous HVAC applications including Hospital and Surgical Suites, and Archival Storage.

Flesner holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from South Dakota State University and a MS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University. He was the recipient of a 3M Engineering Scholarship for Excellence of Graduate Research in Design and Manufacturing.



CDI appoints Kirsten Budin as Personnel Manager

 CDI appoints Kirsten Budin as Personnel Manager

Bringing a new perspective to the HVAC industry

Climate by Design International (CDI) is pleased to announce that Kirsten Budin, Personnel Manager, has joined their team.

Budin brings over 15 years of personnel experience with Northfield Hospital & Clinics where she served several roles including Human Resources Education Assistant, HR Generalist and Director of Human Resources and Education.  As our new Personnel Manager, her expertise in benefits and wellness management as well as training and development will support CDI’s future growth.

“We are pleased to add Kirsten Budin to the Climate by Design International team.” said Susan Peterson, CFO.  “Our employees are very important to us.  Kirsten and Leona Kaiser, CDI’s Personnel Administrator, are outstanding professionals working together to promote a positive and rewarding workplace at CDI.  And Kirsten’s extensive experience in a different industry will bring new perspectives and ideas to help us continue to develop, grow, and retain our workforce as CDI continues to expand,” added Peterson.

Budin commented, “CDI values their employees and customers, and I am excited to be a part of the CDI team as the Personnel Manager.  I look forward to contributing and supporting CDI’s future growth.”

Budin has a BS degree in Human Resources from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota – Twin Cities Campus. She is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and the Healthcare Human Resources Association (HHRAM) where she serves on the Compensation Survey Committee.

On the pathway to growth: CDI welcomes Glen Wolf as new Manufacturing Engineering Manager
Climate by Design International (CDI) is pleased to announce that Glen Wolf, Manufacturing Engineering Manager, has joined their team.
Minnesota Manufacturing Week
Governor Mark Dayton proclaimed Oct. 2-8, 2016 as Manufacturing Week in Minnesota. Thank you to the Owatonna Area Chamber for recognizing CDI's contributions to our community.
CDI Milestone: 25 Years of Providing HVAC Systems
Concepts and Designs, Inc. (CDI) is celebrating its 25th year as a premier provider of desiccant humidifiers and air handling systems. CDI also announces at this time a corporate name change to “Climate by Design International”. This name change reflects the company’s commitment to the global vision of providing unique indoor climate solutions.