Irgens developing new Corporate Technology Center for A.O. Smith
STATE-OF-THE-ART CENTER WILL BE LOCATED AT CORPORATE HQ CAMPUS
A.O. Smith Corp. announced Wednesday it is planning a new state-of-the-art Corporate Technology Center at its campus on northwest side of Milwaukee.
Milwaukee-based developer Irgens will develop the 42,700-square-foot, one-story building just south of company’s corporate headquarters, located at 11270 W. Park Place.
Ajita Rajendra, A.O. Smith’s chairman and CEO, said the new building will be a showcase research center where customers, suppliers and government officials can visit.A.O. Smith, which designs, manufactures and distributes water heaters for a global market, has signed a long-term lease with Irgens for the new building, which will be owned and managed by an Irgens affiliate.
“Research and innovation have been fundamental to A. O. Smith’s success for 143 years,” Rajendra said. “Over the last several years, we have increased the size of our CTC team by 40 percent as we’ve entered the global water treatment and air purification markets. This new facility will give our team the capabilities to maintain our leadership position in these rapidly growing industries.”
Groundbreaking on the new technology center is expected in August, pending city of Milwaukee approvals, with a completion date anticipated in late 2018.
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