Kaeser Compressors Inc. broke ground on a new 30,000-square-foot expansion of its U.S. headquarters in Fredericksburg, Virginia, Nov. 23. The virtual ceremony was led by Frank Mueller, president of Kaeser Compressors, and included representatives of Lifecycle Construction Services, McKinney Architects and the Spotsylvania County Economic Development Department.
“At this critical time, we are increasing capacity to serve our customers’ needs in the many essential industries throughout the country,” Mueller says in a news release announcing the expansion. “This new and exciting project will allow us to better support our national distribution network and our ever-expanding business in the U.S. And like our original building which we opened 25 years ago, this new addition is dedicated to our employees, Kaeser’s most valuable resource.”
According to the company, the new space will accommodate an additional 100 people and also provide enhanced amenities for employees. Specifically, the structure’s third floor will be dedicated to a cafe, kitchen and dining space with an outdoor terrace.
The new building will be designed for energy efficiency with state-of-the-art lighting systems and underfloor air distribution, Kaeser says.
Construction should be complete by November 2021, the company adds.
Kaeser Compressors, with global headquarters in Coburg, Germany, is a leading supplier of compressed air equipment and system design. Its national service network provides installation, rentals, maintenance, repair and system audits.
“Kaeser has been a valued member of our business community for decades,” says Deborah Sanders, acting director of the Spotsylvania County Economic Development. “We’re very proud they continue to call Spotsylvania home, and we offer our sincerest congratulations on this new addition, their expanding operations, and the new jobs this will bring for our residents.”