Danfoss recently received the Business Ambassador Award from Florida Gov. Rick Scott (right). Ricardo Schneider (second from right), president, Danfoss Turbocor Compressors, accepted the award during a board of directors meeting of Enterprise Florida Inc., a public-private partnership between Florida’s business and government leaders and the principal economic development organization for the state.
The Governor’s Business Ambassador Award is presented to individuals and businesses in recognition of their efforts to create jobs and opportunities for Florida families. Danfoss Turbocor Compressors, based in Tallahassee, Florida, has been investing in the local economy since its manufacturing facility was built in 2011. Today, it employs nearly 200 people and designs and manufactures approximately 10,000 award-winning, efficient compressors for air conditioning chillers annually.
In December, Danfoss announced further investment in the region and broke ground on its new Engineering Tomorrow Application Development Center — a 22,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art laboratory for the testing of HVACR equipment and research and development center, which will expand the existing manufacturing facility in Tallahassee and is estimated to be operational in 2016. The center is expected to draw additional traffic into Tallahassee for collaboration and development of new, innovative energy-efficient technologies.
“Our roots in the local economy run deep, and we are growing,” said Schneider. “We are proud to house here in Florida the engineering and manufacture of high-efficiency technologies that impact the places we live and work. As the demand for energy continues to grow around the world, the production of energy-efficient technologies creates modern, high-tech, sustainable jobs that benefit both the national and local economies. Tallahassee is the global design center for magnetic and compressor technologies, and our operations here play a vital role in advancing technology.”
“It was an honor to recognize Danfoss Turbocor with the Governor’s Business Ambassador Award for its commitment to creating jobs for Florida families, and I look forward to their continued success,” said Scott.
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