UPDATE: AUGUST 4, 2019 — GOODMAN PULLS THE TRIGGER, SHUT DOWN WILL RESULT IN THE LAYOFF OF 703 EMPLOYEES
following through with a plant closure previously announced in 2015, the company will shut down its Fayetteville, Tennessee manufacturing facility resulting in the lay off 703 union-represented employees commencing on September 27, 2019.
Operations will be transferred to Goodman’s manufacturing facility located in Waller, Texas. The $417 million facility is located in the Daikin Texas Technology Park, named for its parent, the Osaka, Japan-based Daikin Group, the world's largest manufacturer of Heating, Ventilation and air Conditioning products and systems. The facility contains the largest purpose-built building to support HVAC design, production, and distribution in the United States.
Houston, Texas-based Goodman Manufacturing, a subsidiary of the Osaka, Japan-based Daikin Group, one of the world's largest manufacturer of HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) equipment has announced that it will be phasing out manufacturing operations at its Fayetteville, Tennessee facility resulting in the layoff of 81 employees as it relocates a product line to its facility in Waller, Texas.
The decision was driven by economic conditions and the permanent layoff is part of the previously announced transition process between the Fayetteville and Waller facilities.
It is believed that the entire Fayetteville facility will be phased out by first quarter of 2019 with all manufacturing and logistics operations consolidated in the recently built Daikin Technology Park in Waller, Texas. Opened in May 2017 and “located just outside of Houston, Texas, the Daikin Texas Technology Park allows Daikin to consolidate manufacturing, engineering, logistics, marketing and sales for Goodman®, Amana® and Daikin brand unitary heating and air conditioning products in one location.”
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