Munters is relocating its employees in Virginia to a new facility to enable expansion of its data center cooling segment. The company will invest $36 million in a 365,000 ft2 facility that will house manufacturing, research and development, and sales. The build-to-suit facility is located in Botetourt County, Va., approximately 40 miles south of the current location in Buena Vista, Va.

Equipment within a data center generates a significant amount of heat and operates most efficiently and reliably within certain temperature ranges. Munters offers data center cooling systems such as direct evaporative cooling, indirect evaporative cooling and indirect dry cooling.

Munters’ data center cooling business has grown in recent years driven by increased demand for supporting digital platforms such as online shopping, games, remote learning, social media and advances in AI technology.