Hoerbiger Corp. of America will create hundreds of jobs in South Florida with its new manufacturing facility opening in Coral Springs, Gov. Rick Scott has announced.
The Orlando Sentinal reports that the Coral Springs building, formerly known as the Alliance Building, was constructed in 1981 and fully renovated in 1995. It features a 17,771-square-foot mezzanine, 63,000 square feet of high-end office space, 1,600-square-foot data room, 45-seat auditorium-style theater, and 537 parking spaces, according to Cushman & Wakefield, which brokered the sale.
Scott announced that the project will feature the latest production engineering innovations and will create a $43.1 million capital investment in the region.’
“I am excited Hoerbiger has chosen Coral Springs to open a new manufacturing plant and create 420 new jobs for Florida families,” Scot said. “Florida’s workforce is exceptional and we are quickly becoming the best place in the country to get a job with companies like Hoerbiger moving jobs from Texas to Florida.”
“The new facility is part of Hoerbiger’s plan to realign its reciprocating compressor component manufacturing operations in North America,” a news release from the governor’s office said. “This state-of-the-art plant will feature the latest production engineering innovations and employ approximately 420 team members initially. This facility will have the capacity to produce compression-molded bushings for the production of sealing rings, injection-molded sealing elements for compressor valves, steel-forming operations for the production of packing cases and compressor valves.”
“We are thrilled to invest further in North America so we can better meet the needs of our customers in the Americas for decades to come,” says Hannes Hunschofsky, chief operating officer, Hoerbiger Compression Technology. “This Coral Springs facility is part of our new strategic footprint, defining how and where we build products in order to create new opportunities for our company, our business partners and our team members across the region.”
Once the build out is complete, Hoerbiger will move its administration and production plants in Pompano Beach and Deerfield Beach, as well as moving jobs from Texas to the new Coral Springs location.
“The strength of the workforce makes South Florida the right place for our newest facility.” said Don York, President of Hoerbiger Corporation of America, Inc. “Hoerbiger has produced compressor components in the United States for over 50 years and is known for long-term partnership with North American and South American customers, partners, and suppliers. Our next-generation production facility in Coral Springs will be a model for the future of global manufacturing and set a new standard for innovation and excellence.”