An aerial view of the Wichita manufacturing plant where the products are built.

Johnson Controls Supports U.S. Military Efforts in Global Health Pandemic

June 03, 2020

Temporary structures require HVAC to provide safe and comfortable environments for healthcare professionals and patients combatting COVID-19

Johnson Controls Ducted Systems teams continue to work quickly and efficiently in the fight against the fast-spreading novel COVID-19 pandemic that is severely affecting people across North America and the world. Most recently, the United States Military and local governments combined efforts to build field hospitals to aid local communities in response the global health crisis. The field hospitals use either existing buildings, such as local convention centers or large tents that are erected in open areas such as athletic fields.

An aerial view of the Wichita manufacturing plant where the products are built.
An aerial view of the Wichita manufacturing plant where the products are built.

HVAC is a critical component to these temporary structures providing comfort to patients in their time of need. In order to meet the demand for the equipment, the Johnson Controls Ducted Systems team in collaboration with the Residential manufacturing facility located in Wichita, Kansas have partnered with the distributor and contractor network to ensure these urgent needs are met.

“Our factory built sixty 5-ton, 14 SEER Package Heating and Cooling Units for these field and pop-up hospitals around the world,” said Randy Wyngard, regional account manager, Johnson Controls. “It’s important that we pivot with our production schedule and ensure the people in need are getting great comfort and reliability coming from our manufacturing facility in Wichita. Our hearts and thoughts are with the healthcare workers on the front lines who are making adjustments around the country to fight COVID-19.”

The product orders were shipped to field hospitals across multiple channels in early April.

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