Electrolux Plant To Employ 1,200

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- State and local officials have announced that Electrolux will locate a $190 million manufacturing facility in Memphis with a work force of more than 1,200.

Officials said Wednesday that with construction, procurement and additional supply chain activity, the project could result in an additional 2,260 jobs and $550 million in additional capital investment in the region.

The 700,000-square-foot facility will manufacture major cooking appliances.

The plant will be located in the Frank C. Pidgeon Industrial Park. Construction is to begin in early 2011 with production to begin in mid-2012.

On Tuesday, Electrolux said it would close a plant in Canada and transfer production to a new facility beginning in mid-2012.
More in Operations