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years. The location grew its workforce
by 37.9 percent, which increased its
staff to more than 1,600 workers who
design, engineer and manufacture residential heating and cooling products.
The location also completed an expansion that included the addition of
a life-testing facility that can simultaneously test up to 24 outdoor systems.
This allows the company to simulate a
five-year product life in four months
with real-life temperatures, weather
and voltage conditions.
And the company is not finished.
"[We have] still a lot of work to do,"
Vice President of Manufacturing Operations Kevin Pollard says. This includes making the location more environmentally friendly.
Recently, the plant earned certification in Occupational Health and
Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS)
18001:2007. This standard includes
requirements for health, safety and
the environment.
Along with the Johnson Controls

Manufacturing System (JCMS), this
includes items such as energy reduction, pollution controls, landfill
reductions and significant training
for the company's employees. All the

objectives are monitored and audited by a third party for both OHSAS
18001:2007 and JCMS.
In addition, the plant aims to increase its status on Johnson Con-

the wichita plant is home to johnson
controls' unitary products group,
which focuses on building products,
batteries and energy storage solutions.

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