The Emerson Helix Innovation Center officially opened in April 2016. THOMAS GNAU/STAFF

Emerson planning construction in Sidney

Emerson is investing $1.5 million into its Sidney facility that will involve moving some assembly operations, the company said Wednesday.

The work at the Campbell Road site does not involve new jobs.

Emerson makes heating, ventilation and air-conditioning parts at its Sidney operation and has just under 2,000 employees there. The company also has a new research and development center on West Stewart Street on the University of Dayton campus where about 20 employees work day to day. That center — the $35 million Helix Innovation Center — opened about a year ago.

While the company’s name may not appear outside of central air-conditioning units, quite often those units are controlled with technology from Emerson, which has 4,900 employees total in Ohio.

The Helix received $5 million in Ohio Third Frontier incentives with additional local incentives. It is expected to create another 45 new jobs elsewhere in Ohio by 2019, the company said.

Emerson leases land just west of the Main-Stewart streets intersection from the University of Dayton.

The Sidney construction work does not involve new jobs, a company spokeswoman said Wednesday.

The scheduled construction to the Sidney facility will move an assembly operation to another area within the property. “The impact on Emerson’s workforce numbers will be neutral,” the company said in a statement.

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