UD breaks ground on new Emerson facility

The Helix building. (Photo/Emerson Innovation Center)
The Helix building. (Photo/Emerson Innovation Center)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A groundbreaking ceremony Friday paves the way for the Emerson Innovation Center at the University of Dayton.

Dignitaries gathered to celebrate The Helix, as the building will be called, at the corner of Main and Stewart streets.

Emerson Climate Technologies is a provider of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration solutions for residential and commercial use.

The $35 million project was announced in July.

U.D. President Daniel Curran was joined by Ed Purvis, Vice President of Emerson Climate Technologies.

Congressman Mike Turner and State Senator Bill Beagle were also on hand.

The new center will be used for research and training. The company says it will employee up to 50 employees.

Emerson already employees 1,600 at its facility in Sidney.

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