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Johnson Controls opens new complex in York County

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Johnson Controls' new research and development complex in York County is the newest and most advanced engineering and testing facility for chillers in the world.
Johnson Controls' new research and development complex in York County is the newest and most advanced engineering and testing facility for chillers in the world. - (Photo / )

Traditionally known for its cool innovations, Johnson Controls offered up an especially warm welcome to York County as it held a grand opening today for its new research and development complex in the county's southern end.

The 357,000 square-foot facility, located in the Stonebridge Business Center in New Freedom, took 24 months to complete as a joint venture between St. Louis-based McCarthy Building Companies Inc., PJ Dick of Pittsburgh and York-based Stewart & Tate Construction.

The opening of the facility represents a project several years in the making, said Bill Jackson, president of global products for Johnson Controls.

"This world-class facility enables us to advance performance levels for customers, thanks to more than 400 dedicated and driven employees, as well as business partners in the York County community," Jackson said.

The new complex features a 250,000 square-foot testing lab and support facility, which consolidates testing facilities from Johnson Controls’ previous location at 631 S. Richland Ave. It also includes a 107,000 square-foot engineering office building.

Within the new complex are more than 20 labs, including air-cooled and water-cooled, acoustic, power electronics, compressor, air handling units and various other labs to help better develop future innovation.

For earlier coverage of the project, click here.

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Emily Thurlow

Emily Thurlow

​Emily Thurlow covers York County​ for the Central Penn Business Journal. Have a tip? Drop her a line at ethurlow@cpbj.com. Follow her on Twitter @localloislane.

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