Johnson Controls is set to unveil its HVAC rooftop unit manufacturing and testing facility located in Norman, Oklahoma. A grand opening of the facility, located 5005 York Drive, is scheduled for April 17.

The expanded facility houses 900,000 square feet of renovated and newly developed space including a two-story, 52-foot high test lab. The testing laboratory is roughly the size of one-and-a-half football fields and accomplishes a “plant within a plant” environment permitting Johnson Controls to execute complicated quality assurance and design including the ability to test a 150-ton rooftop HVAC unit from -20 to 130ºF.  

The company said the expansion aims to offer innovative HVAC solutions designed to support building professionals in reaching and exceeding sustainability goals.

The new facility will be dedicated to manufacturing HVAC rooftop units including the newly released Premier line which is already achieving 2023 department of energy standards as well as ultra-high efficiency models designed with system matching footprints.

Speakers at the grand opening include, Bill Jackson, vice president and president, Global Products, Building Technologies & Solutions; Liz Haggerty, vice president and general manager, Global Ducted Systems, Johnson Controls; Matthew Shaub, vice president and general manager, Commercial Ducted Systems, Johnson Controls; Kevin Pollard, vice president, Ducted Systems Global Manufacturing, Johnson Controls; and Oklahoma federal, state, and local dignitaries.