InSinkErator Project Brings Labs Under One Roof
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April 02, 2018, 4:55 PM
InSinkErator project brings labs under one roof
When garbage disposal manufacturer InSinkErator opens its new headquarters and lab facility this July in Mount Pleasant, the company will bring together six separate labs under one roof.
Emerson Electric Co., InSinkErator’s St. Louis-based parent company, announced plans last year for the $34 million project at the southwest corner of Highway 20 and International Drive.
In addition, the company will spend $29 million to improve its existing Racine manufacturing facility. That project will improve workflow and make other changes to the facility. It will be complete in 2019.
The new 85,000-square-foot headquarters in Mount Pleasant will house 175 engineers and professional staff, who are currently located at InSinkErator’s headquarters on 21st Street in Racine. The facility will include 20,000 square feet of lab space, consolidating six labs from other locations in Racine County, said Carol Baricovich, director of global brand communications and government relations for InSinkErator.
“We are quite excited to bring all of our engineers and tech together under one roof and especially enthused about furnishing them with the latest technologies that will enable them to function in a more efficient, advanced and collaborative way,” she said.
Location played a key role in Emerson’s decision of where to place its new facility, Baricovich said.
“You can’t beat the convenient access we will have to the I-94 corridor and to our region’s airports to serve our customers and for our suppliers to visit us,” she said.
Baricovich said the new facility will include several new technologies, including a 3-D printer and a hemi-anechoic chamber, which absorbs sound reflections and helps engineers in their efforts to make disposals quieter.
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