By Ben Glickman
Johnson Controls has been awarded a $33 million U.S. Department of Energy grant to expand production of electric heat pumps.
The Cork, Ireland-based building heating systems manufacturer said Monday that it will scale production at facilities in San Antonio, Texas, Wichita, Kan. and Waynesboro, Pa.
The increased production will create about 1,000 new jobs and will triple production, the company said.
Johnson Controls said the grant was part of DOE's authorization to use the Defense Production Act to increase production of certain clean energy technologies.
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