Electrolux has announced that it will locate a new $190 million facility in Memphis, where it will produce major cooking appliances. The 700,000-s.f. facility is expected to employ more than 1,200 workers when it is fully operational.
State officials said that taking other construction, procurement and additional supply chain activity into account, the project could bring an additional 2,260 jobs and $550 million in additional capital investment to the region.
Workers at the new facility, which will be built to LEED certification standards, will manufacture the company’s Electrolux ICON, Electrolux and Frigidaire product lines, including drop-in/slide-in ranges, wall ovens, specialty free-standing ranges and cook tops. Construction is expected to begin in early 2011 with production to begin in mid-2012.
Electrolux also operates a manufacturing facility for free-standing gas and electric ranges in Springfield, Tenn. The Springfield facility currently employs about 2,900 people.