Emerson confirms new unit HQ in Brookfield
Emerson confirmed on Wednesday plans to build a new headquarters in Brookfield for its Branson precision welding equipment division, with plans to employ 220 people in a new office and manufacturing center in Berkshire Corporate Park.
Branson has its current headquarters on Eagle Drive in Danbury, with Emerson having initially declined comment in January when Hearst Connecticut Media first reported the subsidiary’s plans. Brookfield officials gave approval last month for the project to proceed.
Emerson has purchased a 13-acre parcel at Berkshire Corporate Park, with a planned groundbreaking this June for the facility that will open next year with a total of 140,000 square feet of space. Stamford-based CPG Architects is collaborating on the design with Fox Architects of St. Louis, Mo., where Emerson is based.
Includes prior reporting by Julia Perkins.
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