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Taco Announces Innovation & Development Center Project


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At the AHR Expo, Las Vegas, NV, January 31, 2011 - Taco is embarking on a new project that is not only exciting for our employees and customers but for the HVAC Industry as a whole.

Taco will build a new Innovation & Development Center consisting of a two-story 24,037 square foot addition in combination with 24,487 square feet of interior renovation. This new Innovation & Development Center will utilize, display and provide a hands-on learning environment for the best equipment and systems that today's HVAC industry offers for comfort, efficiency and sustainability. The HVAC products and systems will be visible throughout the entire facility forming "Living Laboratories” that allow for close-up viewing, hands-on learning and teaching.

Taco will include its own LoadMatch® single pipe system, the new LOFlo™ Injection Mixing System, and iWorx® building automation controls.

The scope of learning facilities, Living Laboratories and mechanical equipment are listed below:
  • Learning Center
  • 63 Seat Tiered Classroom
  • Two (2) 25 Seat Teaming Spaces
  • Two (2) 30 Seat Classrooms
  • Library with Computer Classroom & Conference Room
  • Computer Training Labs
  • CNC Training & Demonstration Room
  • Functional Labs for Testing & Teaching

Labs:
  • Geothermal
  • Solar
  • Photovoltaic
  • Snowmelt
  • Domestic Hot Water Conservation
  • Building Automation

Mechanical Systems:
  • Radiant Cooling and Heating
  • LoFlo Technology
  • Load Match Technology
  • Active Chilled Beam Systems
  • Demand Ventilation Control Systems
  • Rooftop Cooling Towers
  • Rooftop Energy Recovery Systems
  • Lighting Controls
  • BTU Metering
  • Energy Metering
  • Active and Passive Solar Heat Gain Controls Systems

As a leading developer, innovator and manufacturer of HVAC equipment and systems for 90 years, Taco has committed itself to the growth and success of its employees, customers and the industry as a whole.

The new Taco Innovation & Development Center is further proof of this commitment as it will be a showplace for our industry where members of our professional community can learn about the latest technology and applications our industry has to offer. We are grateful for our many partners who have assisted us in making this new Innovation & Development Center a living reality.

We look forward to the opportunity to share this amazing facility with you.

About Taco
Taco, Inc., headquartered in Cranston, RI, is a leading manufacturer of heating and cooling equipment, systems and accessories for hydronic-based applications in residential, commercial and institutional buildings worldwide.