HVAC construction company Bristol Compressors said it plans to add 110 full-time jobs at its Bristol, Va., facility.
“This is a two-phase ramp-up of our Bristol operations,” said Rick Nunley, the company’s human resources executive director. “We will immediately begin the process of transitioning our seasonal workers into full-time roles, while the second phase of adding personnel in the machining, material, quality and assembly areas will be complete by the end of the month.”
In addition to the current 628 employees, Bristol said it plans to make 50 seasonal workers full-time and was to add 60 more jobs by the end of April.
Joel Moseley, senior vice president of marketing and sales for Bristol Compressors, said world demand for its products is driving the company’s need for employees.
“The global market for air conditioning and refrigeration products is very dynamic,” Moseley says. “We’ve recently expanded our sales reach by establishing a sales office presence in the Jebel Ali free trade zone of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, and we have expanded our office in China to improve customer support. Due to our robust design and reliability performance in very demanding climates, Bristol Compressors enjoys a market-leading position in overseas markets.”
The company’s American operations are also healthy, added CEO Ed Gniewek.
“Our business in the United States also remains strong,” he said. “Bristol Compressors’ products are noted for their high quality and dependability,
and continue to enjoy great success both here and abroad. We are excited to have this opportunity to grow and add 110 high-quality jobs to our Bristol location. Furthermore, we look forward to responding to global market demands by continuing to invest in the efficiencies of our company and our products."