Greenheck is growing its Schofield, Wis., campus with two new manufacturing facilities honoring the company’s founders: the Robert C. Greenheck Innovation Center and the Bernard A. Greenheck Education Center.
The projects will add more than 96,000 square feet to the airflow products company’s headquarters. Construction of the research and development facilities will begin this fall, and will feature sound and psychometric labs, product prototyping, dedicated space for developing and fine-tuning manufacturing processes, office space, and additional meeting and training spaces, the company said.
Company president and CEO Jim McIntyre said the 69,000-square-foot innovation center will improve collaboration among Greenheck’s business units.
“These facilities will recognize the Greenheck brothers’ vision, determination and sound, admirable business values forming the foundation for our phenomenal worldwide growth as a leader in the non-residential air movement and control industry,” McIntyre said. “We are proud to call Schofield our home and are thrilled to honor our founders with these world-class facilities in this community.”
The education center will incorporate the existing Greenheck Product Center, which showcases more than 100 company products. The 27,500-square-foot facility also serves as an educational training site for customers and business partners, and provides opportunities to learn more about Greenheck’s products and applications.
The product display area will receive special attention during the renovation work, according to Tim Kilgore, sales and marketing president for Greenheck Group’s fan division.
“Over the past year, the product center lobby, offices, training center, food service area and hospitality area underwent major updating,” Kilgore said. “The product display area is scheduled for a complete renovation during the coming winter. This project will enhance customer focus on quality Greenheck products having a strong emphasis on value, efficiency and ease of installation. The product area will display our current, expanded product and equipment offerings, include more working interactive demos and will offer additional meeting presentation areas to accommodate visiting customers.”
The project carries on a Greenheck tradition of offering the best in product education, he added.
“As the Greenheck brother who took the company products ‘on the road,’ I am sure Bernie would be very pleased that we are improving and refurbishing one of our best Greenheck sales tools, the product center,” he said. “Along with the innovation center, we expect the education facility to provide the very best customer experiences.”