Danfoss announces expansion of its Danfoss Turbocor Compressors operations in Florida
MRO MagazineIndustry Manufacturing
Tallahassee, Fla. – Danfoss Turbocor Compressors will be building a new facility in Tallahassee, Florida, and will add 120 new jobs. The new facility will expand the company’s existing footprint within Innovation Park in Tallahassee, which includes the engineering and manufacturing operations of Danfoss and its brand-new Application Development Center.
The announcement was made by Governor Rick Scott, who said that Danfoss “will be creating 120 new jobs for families in Leon County.” He said that his government permanently eliminated the sales tax on manufacturing machinery and equipment in 2016 to make it easier for these businesses to continue growing in Florida.
The new jobs will include full-time research and development positions within advanced manufacturing. Construction is expected to begin in early 2018 and is expected to be completed in 2019. Danfoss is the pioneer of oil-free, magnetic bearing, variable speed technology and manufacturer of high-efficiency electronic components, controls, compressors, and variable frequency drives for air-conditioning, heating, and refrigeration systems.
Ricardo Schneider, president, Danfoss Turbocor Compressors, said, “The investment in this new facility signifies Danfoss’ commitment to bringing new, innovative technologies to the market, and to partnering with our customers to engineer high-efficiency, reliable, environmentally-responsible solutions. In Tallahassee, we have the tremendous opportunity to collaborate with world-class researchers in aerodynamics, power electronics, and magnetic technologies at Florida State University. We are excited and proud to grow our capabilities here and further build on the success and potential of our relationship with great local partners like FSU.”
Danfoss engineers technologies that enable the world of tomorrow to do more with less. It meets the growing need for infrastructure, food supply, energy efficiency and climate-friendly solutions. Its products and services are used in areas such as refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, motor control and mobile machinery. The company is also active in the field of renewable energy as well as district heating infrastructure for cities and urban communities.
For more information, visit Danfoss at www.danfoss.us.