Chrysler Picks Johnson for $8M System at New Center
AUBURN HILLS, Mich.--The Chrysler Corp. will spend an estimated $8- to $10 million for an energy management and temperature control system manufactured by Johnson Controls Inc., Milwaukee, at the automaker's new 3 million-square-foot Technology Center now being built here.
Chrysler selected Johnson Controls over bids from Honeywell Inc., Commercial Buildings Group, Minneapolis, and Barber-Colman Co., Loves Park, Ill., for two systems that will work together to monitor and control 2,983 points throughout the center, including a wide variety of HVAC and product testing equipment, according to Eric Johnston, facility manager for the Chrysler Technology Center.
According to Johnston, the Technology Center will test new Chrysler automobiles to determine how they meet various performance specifications.
Johnston told EUN that no energy savings or payback calculations were done on the installation because the system was viewed as necessary equipment in new construction. Jack Gleason, product manager for technology development programs, …