NATCHITOCHES, La. Emerson announced the company’s Alliance Compressor Facility has been named 2016 Manufacturer of the Year by the Louisiana Association of Business & Industry (LABI), the state’s chamber of commerce and manufacturing association.

Emerson was recognized at the LABI Free Enterprise Awards ceremony in November.

“We are honored to receive this recognition and proud of the work our team has done in Louisiana to build efficient, reliable Copeland Scroll™ compressors that contribute to the comfort of millions of homeowners,” said Ken Gardner, plant manager at Emerson’s Alliance Compressor Facility. “Our operations in Natchitoches are a joint venture, which allows us to enhance the value we bring to the community.”

Emerson’s 400,000 square-foot facility in Natchitoches opened in 1998. The facility was recognized by LABI for outstanding investment, action, and achievements in 2016 that exemplify the value and importance of manufacturing to Louisiana.

“After a competitive process, we were happy to select Emerson for this recognition as a member that demonstrates sustained commitment and exemplary contributions to the state’s business climate and to the local community,” said Stephen Waguespack, president and CEO, Louisiana Association of Business and Industry.

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Publication date: 2/13/2017

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