Governor Rick Scott has announced that manufacturer Danfoss Turbocor Compressors will be building a new facility in Tallahassee, Fla., and will add 120 new jobs. The facility will expand the existing footprint of the company within Innovation Park in Tallahassee, which includes the engineering and manufacturing operations of Danfoss and its Application Development Center that opened earlier this year.
Governor Scott says, “I’m proud to announce that Danfoss will be building a new facility and creating 120 new jobs for families in Leon County. Florida manufacturers like Danfoss help create job opportunities across our state, and we eliminated the sales tax on manufacturing machinery and equipment last year to make it easier for these businesses to continue growing in Florida.”
The 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 a pioneer of oil-free, magnetic bearing, variable speed technology and a manufacturer of 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 facility signifies the Danfoss commitment to bringing technologies to the market, and to partnering with our customers to engineer environmentally-responsible solutions. In Tallahassee, we have the opportunity to collaborate with 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 local partners like FSU.”