SUWANEE, Ga. — Mitsubishi Electric Cooling and Heating has announced plans to relocate to a 500,000-square-foot facility in Suwanee, Ga. The building, scheduled for completion in 2013, will be nearly twice the size of the manufacturer’s current Gwinnett County facility.

The new facility is set to open February 2013 on a 33-acre site at Huntcrest Business Center on Satellite Boulevard in Suwanee. The facility will be designed to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certification standards and will contain the cooling and heating division’s corporate headquarters, training space, and warehouse.

“Mitsubishi Electric plays a significant role in the strength of Georgia’s existing industry base,” said Gov. Nathan Deal. “This expansion and the creation of new jobs for Georgians sends an important message that the resources and assets we provide for our companies allow them to remain competitive here at home and in markets around the world.”

Mitsubishi Electric has operated from the Gwinnett County location since 1992 and employs approximately 200 people.

“In the 20 years we have operated in Gwinnett County we have outgrown two spaces and we’re excited to be moving to a new location that will facilitate even more growth and expansion,” said Bill Rau, Mitsibushi Electric senior vice president and general manager. “With our cutting-edge, energy-saving HVAC technologies, Mitsubishi Electric will be an even larger presence in the HVAC industry in the next few years, and this new facility will provide us with the space we need to grow.”

Nationwide, Mitsubishi Electric expects to hire 60 people in 2012 and projects adding an additional 400 employees over the next decade.

The expansion and consolidation from the company’s current 350,000-square-foot footprint, across three buildings, to one 559,407-square-foot building will more adequately support future expansion.

“With this new space our company truly has room to grow and expand as the leading manufacturer of innovative cooling and heating technologies in the U.S.,” said Rau.

Publication date: 02/13/2012