Johnson Controls Expands Norman, Oklahoma FacilityPublished: Thursday, May 2, 2019 By: Staff Reports Source: Oklahoma Department of Commerce
Johnson Controls officially opened its state-of-the-art Rooftop Center of Excellence in Norman, Okla., during a grand opening event in April which included a ribbon-cutting led by Gov. Kevin Stitt. The 900,000-square-foot facility will serve as the flagship location for the design, manufacturing and testing of HVAC rooftop units. The Norman facility has been a part of the community for nearly 50 years and was recently named one of 2018 Industry Week “Best Plants” for its safety and commitment to employee empowerment and growth.
“We are proud to mark a half century in Norman by opening this newly expanded facility,” said Vicki Davis, ducted systems plant manager, Norman plant commercial operations, Johnson Controls. “This expansion not only serves as an investment in the local economy, but a commitment to creating job opportunities and professional development for area residents.”
“In Oklahoma, we have some of the best natural resources,” said Gov. Stitt. “We have some of the lowest utility rates, when you compare us to other states … So, from a manufacturing standpoint, there are so many advantages to being located in Oklahoma, and, of course, our greatest resource is our people … We have the hardest working, the best people here. I’m just out telling the story to make sure everybody know that Oklahoma is the place to grow your business.”