Greenheck Group, a Wisconsin-based manufacturer of air movement, control and conditioning equipment, celebrated the completion of phase one at its Tulsa campus, a $100 million capital investment that will employ 600 people.
This first phase includes more than 200,000 square feet of operational space and 20,000 square feet of office space that will open in January. These facilities will support operations and distribution for Greenheck Group’s Accurex brand of commercial kitchen ventilation systems and its Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems business unit.
“Tulsa has been an ideal partner for expanding our operations,” said Jim McIntyre, CEO of Greenheck Group. “We are ready to hit the ground running in 2019 with more in store. Tulsa’s talented workforce is ideal for our investment plans. Our partnership with the Tulsa Regional Chamber, Cherokee Nation, the Governor’s Office and the City of Tulsa has been vital to this expansion’s success. Since we started in 1947, the Greenheck Group has focused on continuous growth and innovation. These core values helped us climb to where we are today and will continue to aid our steps into the future.”
With the completion of phase one, Greenheck leadership also revealed renderings and details about the second phase of construction, which will include over 160,000 square feet of manufacturing space for dampers and power roof ventilators. The campus will support more than 600 jobs once phase two opens for production in early 2020.
“The Greenheck Group is a terrific corporate citizen that has created hundreds of high-quality jobs for Oklahomans,” Gov. Mary Fallin said. “The state of Oklahoma welcomes Greenheck Group to our growing corporate community. The company’s ongoing investment in this campus is a great achievement and demonstrates the strength and potential of the Oklahoma economy. This is just another indication that our commitment to pro-business policies is retaining and attracting a wide variety of jobs and businesses to our state.”
Greenheck Group employs more than 3,700 people worldwide, with manufacturing and assembly facilities in Wisconsin, Kentucky, California, Tennessee, Minnesota, North Carolina, Mexico and India.
“Greenheck Group is known for their commitment to being an employer of choice, and we are incredibly proud that an exemplary company with a global presence is choosing to locate in our community,” Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum said. “The City of Tulsa worked diligently with Greenheck leadership to ensure this project’s timely completion, and we look forward to a continued partnership in the years to come.”
“We’re proud to have collaborated with so many outstanding Tulsa’s Future partners, including the city of Tulsa and the Tulsa Regional Chamber, to bring Greenheck to northeast Oklahoma and the Cherokee Nation,” said Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker. “Greenheck is a worldwide company that could have chosen many other cities for this expansion. We’re pleased our commitment to strong partnerships and collaboration set us apart, and we’re excited to remain involved as we assist Greenheck in recruiting the skilled workforce they need to fill these jobs.”
“Projects of this size and magnitude require cooperation between multiple public and private entities,” said Tulsa Regional Chamber President and CEO Mike Neal. “Tulsa’s Future, the Chamber-led regional economic development partnership for northeast Oklahoma, facilitates this collaboration. We commend all the partners involved in this project, with special gratitude for the City of Tulsa’s timely infrastructure improvements. Since breaking ground last year, Greenheck has completed or started construction on nearly 360,000 square feet of manufacturing production and announced the creation of more than 600 jobs. We at the Tulsa Regional Chamber are thrilled to be partners in Greenheck’s prosperity.”
“It was a privilege working with the Greenheck team. We evaluated their needs and after looking at various Oklahoma locations, the company decided that Tulsa was where they wanted to locate their new state of the art manufacturing facility, ” said Christie Myers, Director of National Recruiting. “The Oklahoma Department of Commerce was able to make state resources available to Greenheck, including training and workforce services and the support of Governor Mary Fallin. My role was to make the selection process as easy as possible, which aligns with Greenheck’s business philosophy to be the easiest company to do business with.”