HOERBIGER, a leading player in the fields of compression, drive and automation technology will open a new North American manufacturing facility in Coral Springs, Florida. The company plans to create 420 new jobs in The Sunshine State.
The state-of-the-art plant in Coral Springs will feature the latest production engineering innovations and will create a $43.1 million capital investment in the region. The company will also retain 277 employees in Broward County.
According to state economic development officials, the new facility is part of HOERBIGER’s plan to realign its reciprocating compressor component manufacturing operations in North America. 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, COO, 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.”
Governor Rick Scott said, “I am excited HOERBIGER has chosen Coral Springs to open a new manufacturing plant and create 420 new jobs for Florida families. 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 project was made possible through strong partnerships between Enterprise Florida, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, CareerSource Florida, the City of Coral Springs, Broward County and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance. As part of the project, CareerSource Florida has offered HOERBIGER performance-based grants for employee training through the Quick Response Training program.
Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Executive Director Jesse Panuccio said, “HOERBIGER’s new manufacturing facility is great news for Coral Springs and for Florida. Growing a thriving manufacturing sector is a critical step on Florida’s path to the nation’s top performing economy.”
Bob Swindell, President/ CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance said, “We are thrilled that HOERBIGER is growing in Broward County. The company’s expansion speaks to the strength of Greater Fort Lauderdale’s manufacturing industry cluster.”