Emerson’s Alliance Compressor facility was named the 2016 Manufacturer of the Year by the Louisiana Association of Business & Industry, the state’s chamber of commerce and manufacturing association. 

The company was recognized at the LABI Free Enterprise Awards ceremony.

“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 the facility. “Our operations in Natchitoches, (Louisiana), are a joint venture, which allows us to enhance the value we bring to the community.”

The 400,000-square-foot plant in Natchitoches opened in 1998 and was recognized by LABI for its outstanding investment, action and achievements in 2016 that highlight the 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 of the Louisiana Association of Business & Industry.