NEW YORK, July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc. (MHIA) hosted Florida Governor Rick Scott on Tuesday, July 16 at the company's headquarters office in New York. Governor Scott met with Mr. Yoshiyuki Ishii (MHIA President and CEO) and Transportation Systems executives to commend Mitsubishi on its job-creating investments in the State of Florida, especially in the critical manufacturing and technology sectors. He emphasized Florida's business-friendly environment and encouraged continued partnership and expansion from MHIA and its related companies. MHIA discussed with the Governor opportunities to further increase partnerships with local colleges and technical schools to train students for high paying, high technology jobs and also expressed its strong support for the Governor's efforts to establish a direct commercial air route between Florida and Japan.
Mr. Ishii stated, "We are proud of our continued presence and contributions to the great Sunshine State, and we look forward to an even brighter future together."
Miami is the headquarters of Crystal Mover Services, Inc. (MHIA's Transportation Systems operations and maintenance subsidiary), while Ft. Lauderdale is the headquarters for Southeast Broach Company, LLC (MHIA's subsidiary which manufactures precision components for the aerospace and power industries). Miami International Airport is also home to two of MHIA's world-renowned Crystal Mover Automated People Mover (APM) systems – the North Terminal Skytrain and the MIA Mover, which was recently awarded Engineering News Record Magazine's Best Transportation Project of 2012.
Florida is also the headquarters of an affiliated company, Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas, Inc. (MPSA). MPSA employs over 750 people at its headquarters and Orlando Service Center. MPSA provides a wide variety of products and services for the power generation industry including gas, steam, and geothermal turbines, boilers, and selective catalytic reduction systems. Governor Scott has previously toured MPSA's 225,000 square foot manufacturing and service facility in Orlando.
About Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd, (MHI) a publicly held Japanese corporation. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, founded in 1870, offers thirty years of experience in the design, construction, testing, and commissioning of transportation systems. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries' first driverless APM entered revenue service in Port Island, Kobe, in 1981. Since then, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has continually refined the performance of its APM systems based on the ongoing monitoring of operational data and feedback and adapting the latest technological advancements.
This reputation for excellence is recognized worldwide, as Mitsubishi has supplied numerous APM systems for major airport and urban applications, worldwide, including APM systems at Changi International Airport (Singapore), Incheon International Airport (South Korea), Hong Kong International Airport, Dubai International Airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, and two systems at Miami International Airport.
Further upgrades to existing lines and expansion of transportation capacity are under development at numerous projects on a global scale, and MHI remains at the forefront of supplying reliable, safe, and innovative transportation systems that will continue to drive the worldwide market and contribute to a more sustainable future.
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