Danfoss Turbocor Compressors is expanding their Tallahassee, Florida, location, Gov. Rick Scott announced. 

The expansion will add 120 full-time manufacturing research and development positions at the HVAC plant.

Scott said manufacturing companies such as Danfoss are an important part of the Sunshine State.

“Florida manufacturers like Danfoss help create job opportunities across our state, and we permanently eliminated the sales tax on manufacturing machinery and equipment last year to make it easier for these businesses to continue growing in Florida,” he said.

Construction is expected to begin this year and finish in 2019.

Danfoss President Ricardo Schneider said the company is pround to work with Florida-based researchers at the new facility.

“The investment in this new facility signifies Danfoss’ commitment to bringing new, innovative technologies to the market, and to partnering with our customers to engineer high-efficiency, reliable, environmentally-responsible solutions,” Schneider said. “In Tallahassee, we have the tremendous opportunity to collaborate with world-class researchers in aerodynamics, power electronics, and magnetic technologies at Florida State University. We are excited and proud to grow our capabilities here and further build on the success and potential of our relationship with great local partners like Florida State University.”