Kysor Warren Epta US invests $27M to expand in Georgia

A company that provides commercial refrigeration products is expanding its operations in Georgia.

Gov. Brian Kemp announced Thursday that Kysor Warren Epta US will invest more than $27 million in an expansion in Columbus that will bring 200 jobs.

“Georgia’s consistent investment in our international partnerships continues to pay off in the form of jobs and opportunities for hardworking Georgians,” Kemp said. “I want to congratulate the people of Columbus on this exciting news, and I am confident that Kysor Warren Epta US will continue to find success in the Peach State.”

The company is also investing in a new training center dedicated to educating installers, contractors and technical service teams on new and emerging technology solutions aimed at preserving the environment by using natural refrigerants, news outlets reported.

“The Columbus area offers a strategic location for distributing our environmentally friendly product throughout North America,” said Damon Wyatt, vice president and general manager of Kysor Warren Epta US.

Kysor Warren is opening a 350,000-square-foot (32516-square-meter) facility in Corporate Ridge Business Park that will serve as the company’s corporate headquarters in North America. The company said it will be hiring for various positions, including in manufacturing operations, engineering, and office personnel.

Wyatt said that Columbus was an ideal place for the new headquarters due to nearby transit options, like the Columbus Regional Airport.