HOUSTON, TEXAS, March 19, 2015 – Goodman Manufacturing Company L.P. , a member of Daikin Group, was recognized by the Near Northwest Management District as a “Change Champion” for their Logistics Center at 7339 Langfield, a cross-dock facility for shipping residential and commercial air conditioning, heating and indoor air quality products.

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Left to right: David Fuller (Goodman Manufacturing) and Wayne Norden (NNMD)

“Goodman Manufacturing’s DLC facility is a beautiful center that brings great jobs to our area and helps to cement our reputation as a great location for business, for warehouses and distribution centers,” District President Wayne Norden noted as he announced the award. “Near Northwest Houston is close in and accessible, with great amenities and growing business-to-business opportunities.”

“The DLC facility receives products from various manufacturing facilities and ships them to distributors located across North America. We often ship approximately 200 containers of products per month,” said David Fuller with Goodman Manufacturing.

Wayne Norden, President of the Near Northwest Management District met with David Fuller to place the “Change Champion” pennant at Goodman DLC facility. The pennant will remain on display through early December.

“Change Champions” are commercial property owners or businesses that are fueling the transformation of the Near Northwest Area through improvement to their property or building a new development. Given quarterly, Goodman Manufacturing’s award was announced at the District’s Business Network Breakfast held March 5, 2015.

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Left to right: Wayne Norden, President, Near Northwest Management District; David Fuller and Josh Schulmire, Goodman Manufacturing; Jim Kilpatrick, Board Chair, Near Northwest Management District

The Near Northwest Management District’s Livable Centers Study made a number of recommendations for improving the livability and values of the area. The District has seen a growth in commercial and residential values, and has attracted $100M in new development and redevelopment in the District.


About the Change Champion Award
The award is made each quarter by the NNMD. Award winners are recognized at the District's Business Network Breakfast, and are presented a commemorative plaque. The "Change Champion" pennant is displayed on the property throughout that quarter.

About Near Northwest Management District
The State of Texas created the Near Northwest Management District in 2001 to address concerns about public safety and economic development in our area. The District's mission is to promote and coordinate economic growth, creation and beautification of area green spaces and promote and supplement public security within our boundaries. The District is managed by a ten-member Board of Directors, comprised of commercial property owners, tenants and residents within our boundaries.

About Goodman Manufacturing
A member of the Daikin group, Goodman designs, manufactures, markets and distributes a complete line of residential and light commercial heating and cooling systems. For additional information, visit www.goodmanmfg.com. Contact: Rex Anderson - Director of Communications - 713.263.5064 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About Daikin Industries
Daikin Industries, Ltd. (DIL) is a Fortune 1000 company with more than 50,000 employees worldwide, and is recognized as the largest HVAC and refrigerant manufacturer in the world. For additional information, visit www.daikincomfort.com.

If you'd like more information about this event or to schedule an interview with Wayne Norden, call Eileen Egan at 713-895-8021 or e-mail Eileen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..