WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - The U.S. Department of Energy awarded Johnson Controls a $33 million grant to help the company increase its domestic production by expanding three of its U.S-based locations including the one in Wichita.

The expansion will also hundreds of new jobs here in the air capital.  

Chief Sustainability Officer Katie McGinty said, “Our team in Wichita is making the best home heat pumps, residential heat pumps in the country if not the world and the market is taking off.”

McGinty added these heat pumps are cutting edge and she said Johnson Controls wants Wichita to be in front of this trend. 

The grant is one of the first from the Department of Energy’s authorization by the Biden Administration.  

McGinty said the expansion is expected to take place in about four months.