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SPECIAL SECTION AHR Show

Product Partners

Johnson Controls' Wichita, Kan., plant works closely with its location
in Norman, Okla. According to the company, both are committed to
using North America-produced items, which gives them a competitive advantage.
The Norman plant has been recognized for its work. According to
The Norman Transcript, the Norman Chamber of Commerce awarded
the location with its Greenovation Award.

at Johnson Controls. A six-year veteran of the company, Richardson is involved with leadership, communication, consultation and relationship management.
"We are pleased to have Brandi Richardson be recognized as an HR professional who helps drive our company to success," Haggerty stressed. "Brandi consistently
demonstrates an ability to drive results in support of organizational objectives while maintaining a focus on the
personnel whom she supports."
Johnson Controls also has recognized her talents.

When Johnson Controls partnered with the Kansas
Leadership Center, it selected her to participate in the
first series of training sessions based on her future
growth potential.
"Being on a team that helps create jobs that support
people in the Wichita community is both rewarding and
fulfilling," Richardson added. "I also try to continue my
support of the community outside of work through involvement with local charities like the United Methodist
Open Door, Habitat for Humanity, and The Health and
Wellness Coalition of Wichita."

Sound Advice
The Wichita plant's longtime team members include
Mike Richardson, who has 23 years with Johnson Controls. After all these years, he recommends that people
who are new to the industry get to know the processes
involved. "Understanding the plant processes plays an
important part in knowing where you can have a positive
impact in your role. I started in the plant and it has been
helpful in my career," he says.
Pollard, who has 17 years with Johnson Controls, recommends that new employees be curious. "[They should
be] learning everything [and be] interacting with everyone," he says.

the wichita plant encourages
its employees to be curious
and interact with other
employees to learn.

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