VERONA, Miss. – Techmseh Products Company is expanding its North Mississippi facility. That means the retention of 350 jobs and the creation of up to 150 new ones over the next five years.
“The expansion of these manufacturing lines and the creation of new jobs at Tecumseh’s Verona location are great news for the entire community. Tecumseh’s commitment serves as a testament to Mississippi’s supportive business climate and dedicated workforce,” said Governor Phil Bryant, in a statement released to News Mississippi. “I am grateful to the team at Tecumseh, and I look forward to their lasting success as a member of our growing business community.”
Tecumseh manufactures refrigeration and air conditioning products and is expanding production of the energy efficient AE2 commercial refrigeration compressor to better serve the North American market.
The AE2 line is expected to be operational by October 2013. Currently, the AE2 compressor is manufactured in Brazil and France. The company also has plans to expand its condensing unit production at the Verona facility.
“We are extremely pleased with the support that we’ve received,” stated Jim Connor, President and CEO of Tecumseh Products Company. “Expansion of our Verona manufacturing production wouldn’t be possible without the strong financial assistance from the state of Mississippi. The opportunity is timely as the global economy continues to improve along with the demand for our products.”
The Mississippi Development Authority provided expansion support for building modifications, infrastructure improvements, and relocation assistance for equipment. The Tennessee Valley Authority provided assistance for this project as well.