Emerson Climate Technologies Innovation Center To Rise In Dayton

Emerson Climate Technologies Innovation Center To Rise In Dayton


merson Climate Technologies announced the construction of a global innovation center in the city of Dayton.

Called the Helix innovation center, the facility will occupy five acres of the University 
of Dayton campus at the corner of Main and Stewart Streets. The 40,000-square-foot innovation center will serve as a hub for Emerson experts, industry leaders, university faculty and students as they drive the future of the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry.
emerson_innovation_center_site_dayton_university.gif According to University of Dayton president Daniel J. Curran, “Students from various disciplines — engineering, marketing, even dietetics — can walk over to this world-class facility and be part of the future. Some will take classes. Others will work as interns or co-ops. Our researchers and faculty, who are experts in advanced materials and energy efficiency, will help Emerson's engineers drive innovation.”

The project is estimated to cost between $35 and $40 million; the facility alone amounts to $20 million, according to company officials. They expect the Helix innovation center to be open by December of 2015 and to employ between 30-50 people.