Photo Release -- Florida Governor Rick Scott Tours Mitsubishi Power Systems
Americas, Inc.'s Orlando Facility as a Prime Example of Manufacturing
Technology Job Growth in the State
ORLANDO, Fla., March 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mitsubishi Power Systems
Americas, Inc. (MPSA) today hosted Florida Governor Rick Scott as he was
welcomed by hundreds of employees during his tour of the company's 225,000
square foot Orlando facility to underscore MPSA's role as a leading example of
job growth in the state's crucial manufacturing and technology sector.
Florida Governor Rick Scott
Florida Governor Rick Scott (center) is
presented with ceremonial hard hats by
Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas, Inc.
executives following his tour of the
company's Orlando manufacturing center
where he announced that the state's
unemployment rate has fallen below the
national average while more than
280,000 private sector jobs have been
created in Florida. Joining him on the
plant tour are (left-to-right) Bob
Provitola, MPSA's Orlando facility's
General Manager, Koji Hasegawa,
Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas
president and CEO, (Governor Scott) and
Dave Walsh MPSA's senior vice
Orlando manufacturing campus
Beside a massive turbine on display
outside the Orlando manufacturing
campus of Mitsubishi Power Systems
Americas, Florida Governor Rick Scott
discusses his job creation strategies
with Koji Hasegawa, Mitsubishi Power
Systems Americas president and CEO
following the Governor's announcement
that the state's unemployment rates
have fallen below the national average.
Joining them is Bob Provitola, MPSA's
general manager at the Orlando
Photos accompanying this release are available at
MPSA employs approximately 900 employees in Florida and since opening its
doors in 2001, has made a capital investment of tens of millions of dollars in
the State. The company is a recognized global innovator in power generation
technology with a workforce that is considered the benchmark for excellence in
an industry that demands extraordinarily high manufacturing standards.
Mitsubishi's power generation products include the J-series gas turbine which
is the most powerful and efficient gas turbine in the world.
The MPSA Orlando facility is the service headquarters for the company's fossil
power generation business throughout the Western Hemisphere. Within its
complex, MPSA provides gas and steam turbine parts, repair, project and
support services to fossil, geothermal and nuclear power generating facilities
throughout North and South America as well as manufacturing selected component
parts for gas and steam turbines. A substantial part of the business performed
at the Orlando facility reaches beyond from the U.S. and into markets such as
Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador and the Dominican Republic.
As it continues to grow its international business from Florida, MPSA is also
an active member of a number of business organizations that advocate on behalf
of investment, job growth and a welcoming business climate in the state
including the Manufacturers Association of Florida.
"We Choose Florida"
Koji Hasegawa, MPSA President and CEO, stated, "American companies have fifty
states to choose from when deciding where to do business. We chose Florida as
our home because the state has created a business climate that welcomes
innovation, investment and expansion. It has also created an environment that
allows us to recruit some of the finest talent to this part of the country and
thereby ensure our success in the marketplace because a company is only as
good as its workforce." MPSA recruits employees across Florida and is
particularly proud of its award winning intern program that deeply immerses
participants in the daily operations of the company.
About Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas, Inc.
Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas, Inc. (MPSA) was established in 2001 and is
headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida with key operations in Orlando, FL,
Savannah, GA, Newport Beach, CA, and Houston, TX. MPSA provides a wide variety
of products and services for the electric power generation industry including
gas, steam, wind and geothermal turbines, boilers, and selective catalytic
reduction systems. The company's ultimate parent is Mitsubishi Heavy
Industries, Ltd. (MHI), a diversified Fortune "Global 150" company with more
than $30 billion in annual revenues and 40,000 employees worldwide. MHI is an
international leader in the design and supply of energy, aerospace, machinery,
transportation, and environmental systems and equipment.
The Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas, Inc. logo is available at
The photos are also available via AP PhotoExpress.
CONTACT: Media Contact: Sonia Williams
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