Electrolux Breaks Ground for Expansion of Springfield, Tenn. Facility
Site becomes R&D Center for North American Cooking Products and Global Electrolux Center for Electronics Development
Electrolux Major Appliances North America (EMA-NA) today broke ground on a $5 million expansion to the Springfield, Tenn. cooking manufacturing facility. The expansion will result in Springfield becoming the company’s R&D Center and Purchasing headquarters for cooking products in North America as well as the Global Development Center for electronics for Electrolux Major Appliances worldwide. The consolidation will add approximately 75 new engineering and technical jobs to the facility.
“We are excited to take on a growing role for Electrolux by leveraging this location for not only our North American cooking manufacturing facilities, but also cooking facilities worldwide with the addition of global electronics at this plant,” said John Terzo, vice president and general manager for EMA-NA cooking products. “We are very pleased to continue making significant investments in our facilities in Springfield and adding a global role to our expertise in cooking products.”
In addition to EMA-NA leaders including plant manager, John Nickoloff, notable participants in the groundbreaking ceremony were:
– Mayor Howard Bradley, Robertson County Mayor
– Senator Kerry Roberts, 18th District, Tennessee
– Reggie Mudd, Northern Middle Tennessee Regional Director, Tennessee Dept. of Economic and Community Development
– Philip Trauernicht, Senior Advisor, Grant Programs, Tennessee Dept. of Economic and Community Development
– Lorie Shauntee, Business Development Consultant, Tennessee Dept. of Economic and Community Development
– Paul Nutting, Springfield City Manager
– C. Roger Blackwood, Robertson County Industrial Development Board Chair
– Jim Willhite, Acting Chair, Springfield Industrial Development Board
– Carol Cordrey, President, Robertson County Chamber of Commerce
– Jordan Osborne, Director of Chamber Operations, Robertson County Chamber
– Margot Fosnes, Executive Director/Economic Development Director, Robertson County Chamber
The three-story, 21,000 square-foot expansion will add world-class cooking laboratories, and development facilities to the Springfield factory. A renovation of current office space is also underway and expected to be complete by the end of the month.
The expansion is expected to be complete in January, 2012.