Johnson Controls is moving its Air Handling Systems and Ducted DX businesses from its current location at 631 S. Richland Ave., York, Penn., to a renovated facility just a few miles away at 100 JCI Way, also in York.
The facility, named the Airside Center of Excellence (ACE), includes 40,000-square-feet of office space and a 285,000-square-foot manufacturing area where standard and custom air-handling units will be manufactured.
“The Airside Center of Excellence was designed to be a manufacturing, training and support center for our air handling products,” says Todd Grabowski, vice president and general manager, Air Handling Systems, Johnson Controls. “This location allows us to better serve our customers and the growing demands of the East Coast market.”
About 200 employees have already relocated to the 100 JCI Way site. Manufacturing operations in East York and about 330 other employees will move to the new location in early 2019.
The site will feature a welcoming area where visitors can view products and models on display, use interactive touchscreens and view a timeline depicting Johnson Controls history of innovation and technology through the years.
“The ACE facility is a manufacturing space designed to support the manufacturing requirements of our air handling products,” says Harvey Elder, vice president, product management, Air Handling Systems, Johnson Controls. “By staying in York, we were able to retain all the engineering, design and manufacturing talent in this area.”
Matthew Shaub, vice president, strategy, Ducted DX Systems, Johnson Controls, adds, “ACE is a facility that supports collaborative engineering and design in a way that our previous facility could not.”
The Air Handling Systems business will have access to a new air handling lab and testing facility in New Freedom, Penn., which opened earlier this year. The lab can simultaneously measure airflow and sound in air handling units. The lab houses a reverberant sound chamber qualified for octave band and narrow band testing. In addition, the lab features two air flow meters that test fans and air handlers up to 100,000 CFM (cubic feet per minute). For more information, check out the video.
The 100 JCI Way site was previously occupied by Kelvin and GEA Refrigeration.