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Photo Release -- Florida Governor Rick Scott Tours Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas, Inc.'s Orlando Facility as a Prime Example of Manufacturing Technology Job Growth in the State

Florida Governor Rick Scott
Orlando manufacturing campus

ORLANDO, Fla., March 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas, Inc. (MPSA) today hosted Florida Governor Rick Scott as he was welcomed by hundreds of employees during his tour of the company's 225,000 square foot Orlando facility to underscore MPSA's role as a leading example of job growth in the state's crucial manufacturing and technology sector.

Florida Governor Rick Scott (center) is presented with ceremonial hard hats by Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas, Inc. executives following his tour of the company's Orlando manufacturing center where he announced that the state's unemployment rate has fallen below the national average while more than 280,000 private sector jobs have been created in Florida. Joining him on the plant tour are (left-to-right) Bob Provitola, MPSA's Orlando facility's General Manager, Koji Hasegawa, Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas president and CEO, (Governor Scott) and Dave Walsh MPSA's senior vice president.


Beside a massive turbine on display outside the Orlando manufacturing campus of Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas, Florida Governor Rick Scott discusses his job creation strategies with Koji Hasegawa, Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas president and CEO following the Governor's announcement that the state's unemployment rates have fallen below the national average. Joining them is Bob Provitola, MPSA's general manager at the Orlando facility.


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MPSA employs approximately 900 employees in Florida and since opening its doors in 2001, has made a capital investment of tens of millions of dollars in the State. The company is a recognized global innovator in power generation technology with a workforce that is considered the benchmark for excellence in an industry that demands extraordinarily high manufacturing standards. Mitsubishi's power generation products include the J-series gas turbine which is the most powerful and efficient gas turbine in the world.

The MPSA Orlando facility is the service headquarters for the company's fossil power generation business throughout the Western Hemisphere. Within its complex, MPSA provides gas and steam turbine parts, repair, project and support services to fossil, geothermal and nuclear power generating facilities throughout North and South America as well as manufacturing selected component parts for gas and steam turbines. A substantial part of the business performed at the Orlando facility reaches beyond from the U.S. and into markets such as Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador and the Dominican Republic.

As it continues to grow its international business from Florida, MPSA is also an active member of a number of business organizations that advocate on behalf of investment, job growth and a welcoming business climate in the state including the Manufacturers Association of Florida.

"We Choose Florida"

Koji Hasegawa, MPSA President and CEO, stated, "American companies have fifty states to choose from when deciding where to do business. We chose Florida as our home because the state has created a business climate that welcomes innovation, investment and expansion. It has also created an environment that allows us to recruit some of the finest talent to this part of the country and thereby ensure our success in the marketplace because a company is only as good as its workforce." MPSA recruits employees across Florida and is particularly proud of its award winning intern program that deeply immerses participants in the daily operations of the company.

About Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas, Inc.

Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas, Inc. (MPSA) was established in 2001 and is headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida with key operations in Orlando, FL, Savannah, GA, Newport Beach, CA, and Houston, TX. MPSA provides a wide variety of products and services for the electric power generation industry including gas, steam, wind and geothermal turbines, boilers, and selective catalytic reduction systems. The company's ultimate parent is Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), a diversified Fortune "Global 150" company with more than $30 billion in annual revenues and 40,000 employees worldwide. MHI is an international leader in the design and supply of energy, aerospace, machinery, transportation, and environmental systems and equipment.

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CONTACT: Media Contact: Sonia Williams 407-688-6257 sonia.williams@mpshq.com

Source:Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas, Inc.