Opens New UTC Center for Intelligent Buildings
Governor Rick Scott today attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony for United Technologies’ new UTC Center for Intelligent Buildings in Palm Beach County. This world-class facility showcases industry-leading building products, serves as a connected work space for employees, and is designed to be an environmentally sustainable building. The UTC Center for Intelligent Buildings has already created 380 jobs and, at the ceremony, Gov. Scott announced that UTC has committed to creating 100 additional jobs for a total of 480 jobs at this facility.
Governor Scott said, “I was proud to join UTC today to officially open its new Center for Intelligent Buildings, which has already created 380 jobs. I was also proud to announce that UTC will be adding to its many accomplishments in Florida and creating an additional 100 jobs for families in Palm Beach County. With Florida’s beautiful weather, low taxes and business-friendly policies, it’s easy to understand why UTC picked Florida over other locations in the Southeast for its new facility. In Florida, we’ll never stop fighting for jobs for families in our state. I look forward to seeing UTC’s continued success in the Sunshine State.”
UTC Climate, Controls & Security is a leading provider of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems, building controls and automation, and fire and security systems leading to safer, smarter, sustainable and high-performance buildings. The new 224,000 square-foot facility features innovative products, integrated systems and interactive displays from UTC brands such as Carrier, Otis, Automated Logic, Chubb, Edwards, Kidde and Lenel.
“The UTC Center for Intelligent Buildings is more than a world headquarters for our business – it’s the embodiment of our commitment to our customers,” said Bob McDonough, president, UTC Climate, Controls & Security. “This building was designed specifically to show our global customers exactly what is possible in the building technology space. That’s why we’ve chosen to openly display critical building technologies that are typically hidden in basements, closets and on rooftops. These solutions are vital to productive, safe and secure indoor environments, and our new building is a celebration of the modern life they enable.”
Cissy Proctor, Executive Director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity said, “Congratulations to United Technologies on the opening of your Center for Intelligent Buildings. Your commitment to the state of Florida illustrates that our business-friendly policies are working and is a significant win for the families of Palm Beach County.”
Peter Antonacci, CEO of Enterprise Florida Inc. said, “UTC has chosen the best place in the country to grow their business. This expansion wouldn’t be possible without Governor Scott’s dedication to make Florida the jobs destination for America’s businesses.”
City of Palm Beach Gardens Mayor Maria Marino said, “The City of Palm Beach Gardens is honored the Carrier Corporation, an affiliate of UTC has made our City their home. Palm Beach Gardens strives to have industries bring knowledge, innovation and technology to our community. Carrier/UTC fits our goal of delivering economic development especially with the promise of 450 high quality jobs to our residents. The 5 year local economic impact is $660 million. Taking advantage of the City’s tools for economic development, Carrier/UTC received their building permits in a record 58 days using our expedited permitting process. It is every City’s dream to have this caliber of a corporation. We look forward to the success of Carrier Corporations Center for Intelligent Buildings.”