DAYTON, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said Wedesday that Stulz Air Technology Systems Inc. will set up manufacturing operations here, investing $2 million and creating 250 jobs.
"We're committed to supporting job growth in rural Tennessee, and an investment like this from Stulz will spark terrific economic activity in Rhea County and the area," he said.
Stulz will make precision heating, ventilation and air-conditioning equipment for businesses such as computer data farms and other companies.
The Hamburg, Germany-based company will build out its operations in the former International Automotive Components building at 311 Greenway Blvd. in Dayton.
Andy Tuthill, vice president for manufacturing operations for Stulz, said plans are to start work in the factory in a few weeks with hopes of production beginning this summer.
He cited Rhea County's workforce and the state's business climate for the company landing in Dayton.
Bob Rolfe, the state's commissioner for economic and community development, said Rhea County has "a long, rich history as a leader in the HVAC industry."
Stulz operates 10 other production facilities across the globe, employing more than 7,200 people. It has more than 450 employees at its North American headquarters in Frederick, Maryland.