Representative Rehwinkel Vasilinda Visits Danfoss Turbocor

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Rehwinkel Vasilinda’s district in Florida is home to the only facility in the world that manufactures this energy-efficient product. Rehwinkel Vasilinda toured the company and discussed its innovative, energy-saving technology. Governor Charlie Crist also recently visited the facility to explore green tech jobs with employees and executives.

As more and more facility owners and building managers recognize the cost savings associated with the product, we hope to see the State of Florida consider using our compressors to make state buildings more energy efficient and budget-friendly.

Representative Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda (D-Tallahassee) visited the Danfoss Turbocor facility in Tallahassee yesterday. Rehwinkel Vasilinda toured the company and discussed its innovative, energy-saving technology.

“The State of Florida has a unique opportunity to develop a link between four critical sectors: energy, the economy, the environment, and education,” noted Rehwinkel-Vasilinda. “Danfoss Turbocor is a major player in integrating these fields, because the company’s product touches on all four of them.”

Rehwinkel Vasilinda met with Danfoss Turbocor executives to learn more about the company’s advanced compressor technology, which makes air conditioning equipment more efficient, significantly reduces energy consumption and has created upwards of 100 green-tech jobs in Tallahassee.

“As we discuss our state and our nation’s energy policies, this visit was an excellent opportunity to see firsthand how an energy-efficient product —created in our own backyard and nowhere else in the world—can truly make a difference in our energy consumption,” said Rehwinkel Vasilinda. “I welcome the opportunity to promote this and other green products across the state and help Florida businesses with their bottom line by reducing their energy costs.”    

“We look forward to working with Representative Rehwinkel Vasilinda to champion the Danfoss Turbocor compressor to ours and other facilities in Florida that seek to become more energy efficient and environmentally sustainable,” said Ricardo Schneider, president and CEO of Danfoss Turbocor. “As more and more facility owners and building managers recognize the cost savings associated with the product, we hope to see the State of Florida consider using our compressors to make state buildings more energy efficient and budget-friendly.”

Rehwinkel Vasilinda’s visit follows a tour last month by Governor Charlie Crist, who explored the facility and discussed green tech jobs with employees and executives.

About the Tallahassee Plant
Danfoss Turbocor employs 176 people and operates a 65,000 sq. ft., stage-one manufacturing plant in Tallahassee. It is designed for machining, sub-assembly, quality assurance and final assembly operations, including run testing prior to shipment. State-of-the-art automated assembly and computer-controlled, manufacturing work centers enable an annual capacity of over 10,000 compressors.

In November 2008, the plant received ISO 9001:2000 certification, the highest standard for a quality management system in the heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) industry. The certification applies to the design and manufacture of highly efficient, oil-free compressors for commercial air conditioning and refrigeration applications. For more information visit Danfoss Turbocor.

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