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Ebm-papst Chooses Washington County, Tennessee for Production Complex

Germany-based electric motor and fan manufacturer ebm-papst, Inc. will invest about $37 million to locate new operations in Washington County, Tennessee. The company plans to create 200 new jobs in the Northeast Tennessee region.

The company will locate the new facility in the, a Select Tennessee Certified Site. Ebm-papst will manufacture fans for refrigeration, air conditioning and ventilation applications in Washington County. The facility is set to be operational beginning in September 2019.

"Washington County offers us excellent infrastructure and very good development opportunities. We are therefore very pleased to be able to start production at our second U.S. site shortly. As an innovation leader, especially for energy-efficient fan solutions, we see great potential for further growth in North America. For us, the new location is an excellent complement to our headquarters in Farmington,” Mark Shiring, President of ebm-papst U.S. said.

“I am happy to welcome ebm-papst to Tennessee and thank them for choosing Washington County as the location for its second U.S. facility. Ebm-papst’s decision to locate in Northeast Tennessee and create 200 jobs in Washington County showcases that our business environment and skilled workforce continue to be assets for companies looking to locate new operations,” said Governor Bill Lee.

“Tennessee is home to more than 120 German-owned establishments that employ nearly 20,000 employees. I want to thank ebm-papst for choosing to locate its new operations in Washington County and for boosting our foreign direct investment initiatives in our state by creating 200 jobs in the Northeast region,” said Bob Rolfe, Commissioner of TNECD.

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