Ruskin® is doubling the size of its research and development center in Grandview, Missouri. The expansion will focus on new product innovation, testing standards and cost-saving improvements for louvers, control dampers, life safety dampers, sound control and air measurement technologies. The expansion is scheduled for completion in late December.

“Our goal is to accelerate speed to market with improved testing capabilities and resources in a certified AMCA/UL facility,” said Brian Poe, director, engineering and product development for Ruskin. “The additional testing equipment will help Ruskin drive its future with the best product designs and innovations, offering the greatest value to customers around the world.”

Additionally, Ruskin will enhance its leading-edge technology to test the more stringent Miami-Dade testing standards for hurricane conditions in areas where FEMA protection is required. The expansion includes critical laboratory equipment for AMCA 500-L protocols, including wind-driven rain, water penetration, pressure drop, thermal shock and impact — helping lead today’s and tomorrow’s building codes.