Emerson Plans Major Expansion at Sidney, Ohio, Manufacturing Campus
17 July 2017
A global technology and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets, Emerson plans a major renovation and expansion of its labs and operations center at its existing one-million-square-foot facility in Sidney, Ohio. The project is expected to require $100 million in investments over the next four years.
According to company officials, this month Emerson will break ground on the first phase of construction, which will include building a two-story office addition onto the current facility and converting existing space to new and expanded engineering laboratories.
With a focus on creating an environment to attract tomorrow’s engineers, scientists and industry leaders, the renovated facility will facilitate cross-functional collaboration and provide an efficient, modern workplace. A highlight of the project will be an upgraded, cutting-edge lab space to conduct advanced performance and refrigerant testing with its compressors and related products.
“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,” said Bob Sharp, executive president for Emerson’s Commercial and Residential Solutions business. “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 has also received support from JobsOhio, Shelby County and the City of Sidney. Construction is slated to be completed by 2021.
The new construction projects in Sidney come just a year after Emerson opened its Helix Innovation Center on the University of Dayton campus. The Helix Innovation Center is an industry-first effort funded by Emerson to spur research, collaboration and education across the heating and cooling manufacturing industries (also known as the HVACR industry).
“Through our Copeland brand, we have a history in this area that stretches back eight decades, as well as 1,700 employees at the Sidney location who call Ohio’s Miami Valley region home,” said Brent Schroeder, group president of heating and air conditioning for Emerson’s Commercial and Residential Solutions business.
“We are grateful for the local, regional and state agencies and officials who have provided support for this major renovation project. We are excited to get the project underway and continue to build for a bright future,” he said.