Goodman expanding Dayton, Tenn., plant; adding 200 jobs

Goodman expanding Dayton, Tenn., plant; adding 200 jobs

April 30th, 2013 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

Bill Hagerty

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Air conditioning and heating equipment manufacturer Goodman Manufacturing will expand its plant in Dayton, Tenn., and create 200 jobs, officials said today.

The company plans to invest $2 million into its facility, according to the state Department of Economic and Community Development.

The renovation and expansion of the Dayton facility is a direct result of increased demand for its products, said Dave Swift, CEO of Goodman Global Group Inc.

"This facility has also developed and designed several innovative products that have supported the overall growth of the company," he said.

Bill Hagerty, ECD commissioner, said Goodman Manufacturing exemplifies the type of growth advanced manufacturing companies can experience when taking advantage of Tennessee's business-friendly environment.

"Existing industry expansions, along with Tennessee's strong manufacturing base and excellent work force, will help us reach our goal of becoming the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs," said Gov. Bill Haslam in a statement.