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Haier America Opens Technology and Design Center of Excellence

 

WAYNE, N.J. — Haier America announced the opening of a Technology and Design Center of Excellence in Evansville, Indiana, which will create 50 high-wage technology jobs and bolster the local economy.

The 30,000-square-foot research and development center, located at 900 W. Pennsylvania, is anticipated by city officials to realize $10 million in economic impact each year. The Center will support Haier's expansion in the United States, bringing new, advanced products to U.S. consumers and positioning the global leader in home appliances and consumer electronics at the forefront of American design and manufacturing.

"With the wealth of talent in the area and the way in which the local and regional communities have embraced us, Evansville is the perfect location to launch this Haier facility in the United States," said Adrian Micu, president and CEO of Haier America. "The opening of the Haier Center aligns with our strategy to design and manufacture consumer-centric, whole-home platform solutions that fit the lives and meet the needs of American consumers. Haier is closer and more committed to U.S. markets than ever before."

Haier America plans to invest more than $2.8 million renovating the façade and interiors of the former Coca-Cola bottling plant and distribution center in Evansville.

When complete, Haier's Technology and Design Center will house its engineering offices, performance and reliability laboratories, a consumer experience showroom and model shop with rapid prototype capabilities. With its focus on design and innovation, the Haier Center will support expansion into new product categories, such as cooking appliances, and introduce advanced technology across product lines.

For additional information, visit www.haier.com.