Aero-Dyne Turning Vane solutions will appear in another educational and commercial building, this time within the HVAC systems of the Penn State Advanced Manufacturing  & Innovation complex in Erie, PA.

According to, “the two-story building will add 60,000 square feet of space to Knowledge Park, a partnership of Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, and the Greater Erie Industrial Development Corp. More than 500 people already work in the park’s five buildings, which are fully occupied.

The Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Center will provide more space for Penn State Behrend’s School of Engineering, which has more than 1,400 students. Eight classrooms and 25 faculty offices will be located in the building, which will be on the south side of Technology Drive, near the Jack Burke Research and Economic Development Center.

Industrial tenants will occupy nearly half of the new building, where shared research space will encourage collaboration with Penn State Behrend students and faculty members. The building, which will have space for approximately 210 corporate employees, advances Penn State Behrend’s “open lab” initiative, in which business leaders, faculty members and students engage in research and development as teams.”

Read more about the project here.

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Image courtesy of Penn State / The Behrend College

Aero-Dyne turning vane and rails are used within HVAC systems that are designed to reduce noise vibrations and sound while also being energy efficient. Mechanical engineers specify our turning vanes because they help the HVAC systems reach the desired efficiency objectives of the project.

Click here to learn more about how our turning vanes are used in schools and other educational facilities.

Engineering services on this project were provided by CJL Engineering. Construction was managed by Considine Biebel & Company.

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Image courtesy of Penn State / The Behrend College