SAN ANTONIO —
Friedrich Air Conditioning has moved its headquarters into 22,000 square feet of space at the Union Square II Building at 10001 Reunion Place, here, after almost 40 years at 4200 Pan Am Expressway.
The move included about 90 employees in management, accounting, marketing and sales, product management, engineering, information systems, credit, customer service, human resources and production management.
In addition to the building’s light-filled space, a new open floor plan facilitates better communication, and loser proximity to San Antonio International Airport will makie visits to Friedrich’s headquarters easier for customers and vendors, the company said.
“This new space at Union Square II allows us to consolidate our staff onto a single floor,” said CEO George Van Hoomissen. “It is modern and open with design details that reflect our core business.” For example, copper air conditioning coil was used as a design element of the reception desk, while employee work stations feature cabinets with a side that emulates the outside grille of the company’s window air conditioners, he said.
“So far, we’ve received excellent feedback from our employees and visitors,” Hoomissen said.
Founded in 1883, Friedrich Air Conditioning Co. manufactures commercial and residential grade room cooling solutions including room air conditioners, single package vertical units, packaged terminal air conditioners, throughthe- wall air conditioners, ductless split systems, hazardous location units, portable air conditioners and dehumidifiers.
The company’s newest room air platform, Kühl, which features interchangeable color front panels, launched earlier this year.