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Two miles of tilt-up

Officials of Daikin Industries and subsidiary Goodman Global Group, leaders in indoor heating and cooling systems and refrigerants, recently dedicated the $400 million-plus Daikin Texas Technology Park (DTTP). Located on a 500-acre site northwest of Houston, the facility is the largest to date built by the tilt-up concrete wall method—its 370 panels measuring more than 2 miles in length.

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The jaw-dropping scale of Daikin North America’s new facility is more akin to a big box retailer distribution center than an HVAC equipment campus; production and distribution areas each exceed 1.5 million sq. ft.
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With 4 million operational square feet available, the DTTP will support the design, engineering and assembly of a wide array of energy-efficient heating and cooling products for residential and commercial use, marketed under the Daikin, Goodman and Amana brands. It consolidates Texas and Tennessee production facilities—spanning research & development, manufacturing, engineering, logistics, marketing, distribution, and sales operations—under one roof, with payroll exceeding 4,000.

“DTTP is the largest facility investment our company has made in its 90-year history, and we believe that investing in Texas and keeping jobs in the United States is mutually beneficial for both our company and the economy,” said Goodman Global Takeshi Ebisu. “This new campus is our opportunity to reinforce our position as a global leader in HVAC manufacturing, innovation and ingenuity.”

“Daikin’s investment is a testament to why Texas continues to be the best state for business—low taxes, reasonable regulations, affordable quality of life, and a high-skilled workforce,” added Texas Governor Greg Abbott. “I will continue to promote policies that attract industry leaders like Daikin to Texas, leading to more jobs and opportunities for Texans.”