Am I Next? Layoffs at Goodman Manufacturing

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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