Emerson will break ground this month on a major renovation and expansion of its facility in Sidney, Ohio

USA: Emerson has announced plans for a $100m renovation and expansion of the labs and offices at its existing 1million ft² cooling and heating product facility in Sidney, Ohio.

Emerson says it will break ground in July 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.

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. Construction is slated to be completed by 2021.

The new construction projects in Sidney come just a year after Emerson opened its Helix Innovation Centre on the University of Dayton campus.