Arlington Leon Eastman, empire and boiler builder

Arlington Leon Eastmond, CEO of the EASCO Boiler Corporation; the largest minority owned and operated steel boiler and tank manufacturer in the country, learned the boiler trade from his Bajan father, Arlington Leon Eastmond, Sr.

In turn, Leon passed on his passion for entrepreneurship and business acumen to his sons Frederick and Leon and his grandson Tyren, EASCO’s COO. Today, the family is collectively building on a nearly 100 year legacy of hard work and devotion to community. EASCO is in the heart of NYC’s most economically challenged borough, the Bronx, and employs over 100 people (98% are Black & Latino) in manufacturing positions, compensating staff at levels that are higher than the state and city minimums (including full healthcare benefits), providing re-entry opportunities and training for the formerly incarcerated and cultivating a crop of successful entrepreneurs.

To remain relevant, EASCO has evolved as its industry has moved away from heavy oils and into the natural gas arena. In 2013, EASCO completed an environmentally conscious project that is a model for the rehabilitation of heating and hot water systems in large residential and commercial complexes. The company is still family owned, 4th generation now, but it all started with Mr. Eastmond, Sr.

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