Heatcraft Unveils State-of-the-Art Innovation Center
Originally published: 11.27.12 by HVACR Business Staff
Heatcraft Worldwide Refrigeration announced the development of an Innovation Center, which highlights the company’s more than 125 years of refrigeration expertise with global innovative products, training services and high-tech laboratory.
The new center offers the opportunity for both customers and employees to participate in innovative new product developments and expand their knowledge with an array of technical training courses that provide a “hands on” learning experience, the company said.
Located at the Heatcraft North America headquarters in Stone Mountain, GA, the 156,000 square-foot state-of-the-art facility includes three main areas:
- equipment and systems showroom
- training facility
- an expanded global laboratory
The showroom displays more than 60 refrigeration solutions exemplifying the extensive breadth of Heatcraft global innovation across a wide variety of markets including food retail, foodservice, cold storage, and industrial cooling.
The 3,500 square-foot training facility housed within the Innovation Center contains fully operational refrigeration systems designed to create an effective hands-on learning environment for beginners to those with advanced technical skills.
An expanded global lab with locations in both the Stone Mountain and Columbus, Georgia operations will allow for more robust equipment and complete systems testing using realistic environmental conditions ensuring products are up to the highest of quality standards and in compliance with regulatory requirements.
“The opening of the Heatcraft Innovation Center marks an exciting time for our company as it will further strengthen our capabilities of providing best in class refrigeration equipment and complete systems to our customers,” said Larry Golen, Vice President and General Manager for Heatcraft North America. “In addition to being a place where our latest global innovations can be showcased, the facility will serve as a strategic resource for our customers in product development, testing and training.”
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