Emerson, a US-based technology and engineering firm, has announced plans for a $100m project to revamp and expand labs and offices at its existing one-million-square-foot facility in Sidney, Ohio.
The expansion plans include updating and expanding office and lab space at key location for the company’s air conditioning, heating and refrigeration businesses.
Emerson will commence the first phase of construction in July, which will include the construction of a two-storey office addition on the current facility and transformation of existing space to new and expanded engineering laboratories.
The renovated centre will provide modern lab space to conduct advanced performance and refrigerant testing with its compressors and related products.
Emerson executive president for commercial and residential solutions business Bob Sharp said: “Emerson is committed to growing our global leadership position in the heating and cooling industry.
“To do that we need best-in-class facilities that provide our current employees a cutting-edge space to continue their critical work - and that help us attract the next generation of engineers and scientists.
“These facility improvements will enable us to develop next-level technology and solutions to meet our customers’ future needs.”
Construction of the new Emerson facilities in Sidney is being financed by a capital lease agreement with the Dayton-Montgomery County Port Authority. The project, which is scheduled to be completed by 2021, is also being supported by JobsOhio, Shelby County and the City of Sidney.