Ruskin®, a leading manufacturer of air control solutions, is doubling the size of its research and development center in Grandview, Missouri. The expansion will focus on new product innovation, testing standards and cost-saving improvements for louvers, control dampers, life safety dampers, sound control and air measurement technologies. The expansion is scheduled for completion in late December.
“Our goal is to accelerate speed to market with improved testing capabilities and resources in a certified AMCA/UL facility,” said Brian Poe, director, engineering and product development for Ruskin. “The additional testing equipment will help Ruskin drive its future with the best product designs and innovations, offering the greatest value to customers around the world.”
Additionally, Ruskin will enhance its leading-edge technology to test the more stringent Miami-Dade testing standards for hurricane conditions in areas where FEMA protection is required. The expansion includes critical laboratory equipment for AMCA 500-L protocols, including wind-driven rain, water penetration, pressure drop, thermal shock and impact – helping lead today’s and tomorrow’s building codes.
For more information about Ruskin, visit www.ruskin.com.
Ruskin® is doubling the size of its research and development center in Grandview, Missouri, to support new product innovation, testing standards and cost-saving improvements for louvers, control dampers, life safety dampers, sound control and air measurement technologies. Pictured (left to right) are Ruskin leaders breaking ground on the expansion:
• Brian Poe, Director – Engineering and Product Development
• Joe Rockhold, R&D Manager
• Jim Smardo, Director, Architectural Solutions
• Keith Glasch, President
• Mark Saunders, Director of Sales and Marketing
• Josiah Wiley, Director – Air Control Solutions
Acquired by Johnson Controls in 2014, Ruskin is a worldwide leader in manufacturing air control solutions. Backed by nearly 60 years of engineering excellence and innovation, Ruskin is widely recognized as the most specified brand for high-performance air control solutions, including dampers, louvers, energy recovery ventilators (ERV), air measurement devices and sound control for HVAC systems. Ruskin products are used in commercial applications such as data centers, high-rise buildings, retail, hotels, healthcare and education facilities. In addition, Ruskin products can be found throughout the world in building applications, warehouses, transportation hubs, and nuclear sites. For more information about Ruskin, visit www.ruskin.com, or find the company on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.
About Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi-industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. Our 120,000 employees create intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions, integrated infrastructure and next generation transportation systems that work seamlessly together to deliver on the promise of smart cities and communities. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. We are committed to helping our customers win and creating greater value for all of our stakeholders through strategic focus on our buildings and energy growth platforms. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.