USA: Johnson Controls has broken ground on an expansion of its air handling unit manufacturing facility in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
The 22,000ft² expansion is predicted to create 40-50 new assembly jobs in the plant which manufactures both York and Miller-Picking brand systems.
The expansion, which will increase the facility’s size to 120,000ft², includes the relocation of several sub-assembly cells and opens more manufacturing space in the main plant. Johnson Controls will also install a new crane system that will move products during the manufacturing process. The project is expected to be completed in May.
Johnson Controls currently employs 225 workers at the facility which was built in 1968. The last building expansion was completed more than 20 years ago.
The plant complements the company’s Airside Center of Excellence in York County, Pennsylvania, which features 40,000ft² of office space and 285,000ft² of manufacturing space.