LOVES PARK, Ill -- Danfoss has announced it is doubling its Loves Park, Ill., facility that produces variable frequency drives for AC motors used in industrial applications, adding both production and office space.
According to the company, continued domestic and global growth for Danfoss Drives necessitates the expansion in order to accommodate the additional equipment and personnel required to meet increasing demand.
After expansion, the entire facility will be LEED-certified and registered with the US Green Building Council. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) green building rating system promotes sustainability in design and construction practices in order to increase operating efficiencies. LEED-certified buildings lower operating costs and increase asset value, reduce waste sent to landfills, conserve energy and water, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
“As both our domestic sales and export business for Danfoss drives have grown, so has our need for increased production capacity and additional office space. The expansion will allow Danfoss to accommodate the 250 additional employees we have identified will be required to support our growth.” says David Holmgren, Purchasing Manager.
The company has expanded its North American business in the past three years with a number of acquisitions. It now has facilities in 10 U.S. states plus Canada and Mexico.