Haier America recently announced plans to locate its North American Tech Center in Evansville, Indiana, creating 50 new high-wage jobs by 2015.
Headquartered in New Jersey, Haier America will initially establish a new 30,000 square-foot product research and development tech center in Evansville. With facility renovations to begin immediately, the new tech center is expected to open its doors by early 2015, focusing on support and development for Haier’s North American market including appliances, home comfort products and home entertainment products.
Haier America currently employs more than 300 associates across the country, with its parent Haier employing more than 70,000 people around the world. Haier America will begin hiring engineers, designers, lab techs, model makers and other professionals this fall for the tech center.
“As the world’s number one appliance manufacturer, Haier’s strategy has been to establish localized R&D and manufacturing bases that allow the company to support each regions’ specifics needs,” said Adrian Micu, president and CEO of Haier America. “Evansville has an established infrastructure and workforce that we believe will allow us to quickly and successfully build out a tech center focused on designing products tailored for the unique experiences of the U.S. consumer.”