County’s supply chain sector expands by 550,000 square feet
(GWINNETT- METRO ATLANTA) April 17, 2013- Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development, Georgia Department of Economic Development, and local officials joined with Mitsubishi Electric US Cooling & Heating Division (Mitsubishi Electric), a U.S. subsidiary of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, to celebrate the opening of its corporate headquarters facility in Suwanee, Gwinnett County. The project, which is expected to create more than 100 engineering and warehouse jobs over the next three years, adds to the Division’s current nationwide headcount of 300 employees.
Shuji Morisaki, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Mitsubishi Electric US Cooling & Heating Division, stated, “Operating from a single location provides the convenience, space, and resources necessary to support the growth of our business for the future. We will continue to invest in Gwinnett County and the metro Atlanta region and use our strategic location to better serve our customers across the nation.”
The build-to-suit, 550,000-square-foot facility is located at 1340 Satellite Boulevard in the Huntcrest Business Center, a 283-acre, mixed-use development. Mitsubishi Electric’s move to this facility marks the expansion and consolidation of its previous 350,000-square-foot presence across three buildings in the Suwanee area.
“Georgia offers numerous resources and assets that consistently attract international companies and broaden our role in the global business community,” stated Gov. Nathan Deal. “Mitsubishi Electric has found in Georgia and Gwinnett County a strategically advantageous location for its growth and success. I’m committed to helping Georgia’s job creators prosper and thrive.”
Construction on the facility began late January 2012, following a groundbreaking ceremony attended by Governor Deal. The building houses the Division’s headquarters, engineering and training centers, and warehouse space. The facility exemplifies Mitsubishi Electric’s commitment to environmental stewardship and includes the manufacturer’s own energy-efficient cooling and heating systems throughout, along with many other green building practices. According to Mitsubishi Electric, it plans to pursue certification from Green Globes as well as the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® program.
“I want to thank Mitsubishi Electric for their commitment to Gwinnett—a testament to our County’s pro-business environment, available workforce, and overall quality of life,” said Gwinnett County Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash. “We celebrate Mitsubishi Electric’s strong presence in our community and look forward to their continued growth in the future.”
Serving both commercial and residential markets, Mitsubishi Electric is a leading marketer of Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) zoning and ductless air-conditioning and heating systems. The new facility represents the Cooling & Heating Division’s fifth headquarters in Gwinnett County since it began operations in the community in 1992.
“We applaud Mitsubishi Electric on their continued growth, which speaks to the economic vitality of Gwinnett County and the metro Atlanta area,” stated Nick Masino, Senior Vice President of Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development and Partnership Gwinnett. “The support and recruitment of headquarter locations are a key focus of our economic development efforts and we celebrate Mitsubishi Electric’s increased presence in the community.”
To learn more about Mitsubishi Electric US Cooling & Heating Division, please visit www.mehvac.com.
For more information, or to learn how to get involved in local economic development efforts, please visit www.gwinnetteconomicdevelopment.com.