HOUSTON — One of the nation’s newest, large-scale manufacturing assets, Daikin Texas Technology Park, got a visit from U.S. Congressman Michael McCaul recently, who toured the sprawling campus near northwest Houston and visited with some of the more than 3,000 people now working there.

McCaul, who represents Texas’ 10th District, met with Takeshi Ebisu, CEO and president of Goodman Global Inc., a member of Daikin Industries Ltd. Goodman has been manufacturing Goodmanâ brand HVAC systems in Houston for 42 years.

Daikin Texas Technology Park, said McCaul, represents great growth for Texas and for manufacturing in the U.S. Goodman, Amanaâ brand, and Daikin North America HVAC systems and products — which are now being produced at Daikin Texas Technology Park — are designed, engineered, and assembled in the U.S.

McCaul visited with management and employees to get a better understanding of American manufacturing capabilities and the products being produced at the campus, according to Rex Anderson, director of communications for Goodman.

With 4.1 million operational square feet, the new facility is immense, capable of containing about 74 football fields under the campus’s sole roof. Up to 5,000 people are expected to be employed at the facility when fully operational.

McCaul also took time to hold a town hall and a question and answer session with some Daikin employees who live in his district.

“It was great to tour the new Daikin plant in Waller County today and meet with some of their employees afterwards,” McCaul tweeted after the tour.

For more about Goodman, visit www.goodmanmfg.com.

Publication date: 4/26/2017

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