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Mitsubishi Electric Grows in Gwinnett

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Mitsubishi Electric US Cooling & Heating Division is fully operational at its new headquarters, the Division”s fifth headquarters in Gwinnett County since it began operations here in 1992. The massive 550,000-square-foot facility is the Cooling & Heating Division”s U.S. distribution hub and consolidates all local operations under one roof.

Expansion in Gwinnett represents the company”s strong growth and continuing long- term investment in the County and the greater Atlanta region. 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.

“We are investing in Georgia so we can be more competitive and quicker to market,” said Kenichiro Yamanishi, president and CEO, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Tokyo. “This warehouse will hold literally tons of product ready to ship anywhere in the Americas. Our engineering center will host a wide depth of talent. Products designed and stored here will not only serve the U.S. market but the global market as well.”

“The U.S. Division is the fastest growing HVAC entity worldwide and is extremely important to Mitsubishi Electric Corporation,” said Katsuya Takamiya, president and CEO, Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. “This Division has experienced exponential growth over the last decade and we know there is enormous potential for future growth.”

“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.”

“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.”

The new facility was designed by Macgregor Associates Architects, Atlanta, and built by Industrial Developments International (IDI), Atlanta, to meet the U.S. Green Building Council”s LEED® certification standards and the Green Globes assessment and rating system. It is nearly twice the size of the Cooling & Heating Division”s former space and now includes the Division”s headquarters, an engineering center, a professional training center and warehouse space.

“In the 20 years we have called Gwinnett County home, we have outgrown four offices,” said Shuji Morisaki, senior vice president, general manager, Mitsubishi Electric US Cooling & Heating Division. “Our Division has experienced double-digit growth over the past five years, and we fully expect this to continue moving forward. We”re pleased to be in this spacious new location that accommodates our continuing expansion.” This division also plans to hire more than 100 engineers, warehouse workers and others locally over the next three years.

“At Mitsubishi Electric, we value industry leadership and innovation, and the U.S. HVAC Division consistently exemplifies these values,” added Takamiya.

The Cooling & Heating Division”s new headquarters is one of many key investments that Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has made in North America in recent years as it works to strengthen its global presence. Along with recently expanded manufacturing facilities in Memphis, Tenn., and Pittsburgh, Mitsubishi Electric will open its first North American HVAC production facility in Mexico in October 2013 to serve the U.S. and Latin American markets.