Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Opens New Facility

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Suwanee, Ga. - Due to an increase in the number of product shipments, a boost in employee numbers and a need to enhance and expand its popular training center, Mitsubishi Electric HVAC has built a new facility in Suwanee, Ga. that will house its corporate office and distribution center, according to William Rau, senior vice president and general manager, Mitsubishi Electric HVAC, Suwanee, Ga.

"In just the past year, we've seen a significant increase in product shipments. This, combined with the need to enhance our distribution processes prompted us to invest in the future of our company and our employees," said Rau. Also, according to Rau, the new complex has a dedicated warehouse area that will provide Mitsubishi Electric with better control over inventory and security, as well as space for future growth.

The new facility, located at 3400 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road, will provide 172,000 square feet of office and warehouse space. This breakdown consists of an additional 32 percent of office space and 27 percent of warehouse space. Because the facility will be dedicated solely to Mitsubishi Electric HVAC products and services, the new location will aid in enhancing Mitsubishi Electric's prominence in the community.

At the Grand Opening held on June 14, 2005, Rau said, "While we are here to celebrate this building, the employees and staff of our company and the commerce that will be conducted here, in a larger sense we are celebrating something much beyond what we see represented by these walls. In providing jobs for families, and needed products for commerce, we help knit together diverse people from different places and forge relationships that show the world what can happen."

Another challenge the new facility helps overcome is the need to separate visitor and employee traffic from distribution truck traffic. "Because we will have dedicated entrances for both, this will improve safety for our employees, visitors and our community," says Rau.

The new complex also houses the Atlanta Training Center (ATC). "The idea of the ATC is not new to the Division," Rau notes. "However, what is different this time around is the new location will provide for a dedicated entrance and parking area for distributors, contractors and engineers attending training classes. Complete with seven fully operational M- and P-Series Mr. Slim® and CITY MULTI® systems, the ATC will be fully functional for the two- and three-day training sessions the Division offers."

"In addition to everything else the new facility has to offer is that it will provide a better working environment for our employees. Complete with better lighting, architecture and even five of our own CITY MULTI systems for environmental comfort control, the new facility is sure to enhance employee productivity and maintain positive morale. This new facility is just another way we are exhibiting our leadership principles in the HVAC industry," says Rau.


About Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division

With headquarters in Suwanee, Ga., Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division is a leading marketer of intelligent air-conditioning and heating technology, manufactured by its parent corporation, Mitsubishi Electric. The division was established in 1980 by Mitsubishi Electric & Electronics USA, Inc. to market air-conditioning and heating systems in North America. Since then, the division has expanded its market distribution to include Latin America, the Caribbean and Bermuda.

The company's product line includes Mr. Slim® split-ductless systems, CITY MULTI® Variable Refrigerant Flow Zoning Systems (VRFZ), compressors, PlasmaPure™ room air purification systems and a full line of accessories for the Mr. Slim product line, including Line-Hide™ line-set covers. For more information on the Diamond Alliance, CITY MULTI, Mr. Slim and the Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division, call 800/687-1966 or visit www.mehvac.com.