Emerson breaks ground on new $16.7 million service center in Lousiana

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GONZALES, LA (January 14, 2014) – Emerson Process Management, a business of Emerson, is expanding its presence in Louisiana with a new $16.7 million service center and regional campus in Gonzales. The first-of-its-kind in North America, this new Emerson facility will be home to a service center, regional headquarters, training center and custom valve manufacturing operations.

Built on the 40-year heritage of Emerson’s Fisher® business that opened its doors in Ascension Parish in 1972, Emerson continues its service commitment to help improve plant performance at process companies not only on the Gulf Coast, but also across North America.

“The new Emerson Service Center provides our customers the convenience of a one- stop shop by consolidating resources, tools and expertise from six existing Emerson operations in Louisiana under one roof,” said Jerry Major, vice president-general manager of Emerson Process Management’s Instrument & Valves Services. “This site’s dedicated training facility provides the step change to help continue to educate and train the workforce of the future on the latest diagnostics, machining and calibration techniques, custom valve manufacturing, hydro testing and remote monitoring.”

Emerson’s 24/7 emergency response capability is complemented by an in-house parts depot, outage management and execution services, engineering and consultation resources for plant audit support, instrument upgrades, as well as design and management for metering systems.

Construction on the new facility is expected to be completed in late November 2014.

Employment at Emerson’s new 17.57-acre, 148,000-square-foot regional headquarters will grow to approximately 226 people over the next three years, bringing 129 additional jobs to Ascension Parish and a total of 89 new jobs to the State of Louisiana.

 About Emerson Process Management

 Emerson Process Management (www.EmersonProcess.com), an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution in the power, water and wastewater treatment, chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, mining and metals, food and beverage, life sciences and other industries. The company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Its brands include PlantWeb™, Ovation™, SmartProcess™, SureService™, Syncade™, DeltaV™, Fisher®, Bettis™, Micro Motion®, Rosemount®, Daniel™, and AMS Suite.

About Emerson

 Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world.  The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2013 were $24.7 billion.  For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.

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