MEMPHIS, TENN. —
Electrolux plans to open a new
manufacturing complex for cooking products here in 2012.
The 700,000-square-foot facility represents an investment
of more than $190 million and will produce
built-in and specialty cooking appliances under the
Electrolux, Electrolux Icon and Frigidaire brands.
Products will include drop-in/slide-in ranges, wall ovens,
specialty freestanding ranges and cooktops.
Construction is scheduled to begin in early 2011,
and Electrolux plans to begin transitioning production
from the company’s current facility in L’Assomption, Quebec, to the new plant in mid-2012. The process
is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of
2013. The facility will employ more than 1,200 people
when it is fully operational.
Electrolux said the transition will be seamless for
customers, and “will work to assure there will be no
negative impact on product availability, delivery or service.”
The plan is subject to necessary government approvals
including, but not limited to, payment-in-lieu-of-tax