Goodman Manufacturing, an air conditioning and heating equipment manufacturer, will invest $2 million to expand its plant in Dayton, Tennessee, with plans to create 200 jobs in Rhea County.
“Customer satisfaction is a number one goal for the entire Goodman organization. The renovation and expansion of our Dayton facility is a direct result of increased demand for our products. This facility has also developed and designed several innovative products that have supported the overall growth of the company,” Dave Swift, President and CEO of Goodman Global Group, Inc. said. “Further, this facility represents our American Pride manufacturing philosophy.”
“Our employees work very hard at manufacturing the highest quality products,” Aaron Cupp, General Manager of the Dayton facility said. “It’s exciting to see the renovation and expansion of the Dayton facility. And I thank everyone responsible for making this possible. It was a great team effort from the state of Tennessee, the city of Dayton, and the Goodman organization.”
“Goodman Manufacturing exemplifies the type of growth advanced manufacturing companies can experience when taking advantage of Tennessee’s business-friendly environment,” Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty said. “Tennessee was ranked No. 1 in the Southeast for manufacturing job growth in 2012, and this latest expansion indicates continued manufacturing momentum in our state.”
“I am so pleased that Goodman Manufacturing Company decided to renovate their facility here in Dayton. The extra 200 jobs that will come from the renovation really means alot to economic development in Rhea County, and I am looking forward to working with them as they go through the process,” Rhea County Executive George Thacker said.