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Woods Air Movement Selects Murfreesboro, Tennessee for U.S. Factory

01/07/2021
Woods Air Movement, a ventilation and fan company, will establish a U.S. facility and re-establish its North American presence in the U.S. market by investing $3.6 million and creating 27 jobs in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

The company is constructing a new, purpose-built 25,000-square-foot facility in Rutherford County, which will be its North American headquarters and manufacturing facility for industrial ventilation products used in road and rail tunnels, non-residential buildings and underground parking garages. The facility will also function as a product testing center, which will be accessible to customers.

“I am delighted to start this new chapter in our history and establish Woods Air Movement’s brand new, state-of-the-art manufacturing and testing facility here in Rutherford County. My thanks go to the TNECD and Rutherford County Chamber teams for their unwavering support and professionalism throughout this process. We are committed to developing, building and contributing to the local community as we grow as an organization,” said Jamie Slowgrove, president, Woods Air Movement.

“As we enter into a new year, TNECD continues to recruit top global companies to do business in Tennessee. Woods Air Movement’s decision to locate its North American headquarters in our state underscores Tennessee’s pro-business environment, central location and talented workforce. We thank the company for investing and creating new family-wage jobs in Rutherford County,” TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe added.

Originally established in 1909 in Colchester, England, Woods Air Movement is globally recognized in a variety of markets from building ventilation and fire safety to customized industrial projects. Woods Air Movement manufactures smoke and fire safety products as well as centrifugal, axial Jet Thrust and roof fans. The company also specializes in acoustic and engineering support services.

­ “TVA and Middle Tennessee Electric congratulate Woods Air Movement on its decision to locate operations in Murfreesboro. Helping to attract quality jobs and investment to the Valley is fundamental to TVA’s mission of service and we are proud to partner with Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce and Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to help further that mission and celebrate this announcement,” noted John Bradley, TVA senior vice president of Economic Development .

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