Daikin Industries, Ltd. and McQuay International have begun construction of a new $50 million global research and development center at McQuay’s headquarters in Plymouth, MN. The new Applied Development Center will support product development, testing and verification of a full range of Daikin-McQuay commercial heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) systems for worldwide markets. Daikin Industries, Ltd., along with its wholly owned subsidiary, McQuay International, is the world’s second largest provider of HVACR systems.
The state-of-the-art center will include the latest technological advancements in the HVACR industry and is expected to be complete in spring 2009. “The expansion will allow us to leverage the expertise of each company in a combined facility to accelerate the development of innovative, environmentally responsible products, systems and services that benefit the industry and the lives of our customers,” says Katsuhiko Takagi, executive vice president, Daikin Industries.
Photo: representatives from Daikin and McQuay, Mortenson Construction, and HGA Architects and Engineers at the groundbreaking for the global research and development center at McQuay’s headquarters in Plymouth, MN.