Danfoss Expanding Operations, Creating 120 Jobs
Danfoss Turbocor Compressors will be building a new facility in Tallahassee, Fla., and will be creating 120 new jobs.
Florida Governor Rick Scott has announced that Danfoss' 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 that opened earlier this year.
“I’m proud to announce that Danfoss will be building a new facility and creating 120 new jobs for families in Leon County," Scott says. "Florida manufacturers like Danfoss help create job opportunities across our state, and we permanently eliminated the sales tax on manufacturing machinery and equipment last year 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, says, “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.”