Jackson, Miss. – Tecumseh Products Company is expanding in Verona, investing $1.1 million and creating 60 jobs.
“Tecumseh’s growth in Lee County is more proof the economy in Northeast Mississippi continues to tick upward. I am grateful for the company’s faith in our workforce and wish it many more years of success,” Gov. Phil Bryant said.
Tecumseh, manufacturer of refrigeration and A/C products, is consolidating its Canada operations to Verona. The Verona facility also will begin to manufacture the company’s AK2 line of compressors. Production of the AK2 line began in the second quarter of this year.
“Tecumseh is pleased to have continued our longstanding commitment to helping to grow the economy of Tupelo and the state of Mississippi through this expansion project,” said Tecumseh General Manager Joe Kulovitz. “We appreciate the continued support of Governor Bryant and MDA as we strengthen our business and our community.”
The Mississippi Development Authority provided assistance for infrastructure improvements to help with the company’s expansion.
“Tecumseh’s expansion in Verona creates exciting careers in manufacturing for Mississippians in Lee County and beyond while positioning this innovative facility to win in today’s global economy,” said MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr. “MDA salutes the teams at the Community Development Foundation and Lee County for their support of Tecumseh’s expansion.”
Tecumseh currently has 302 employees in Verona. Once the expansion is complete, the facility will employ 327 individuals.
About Tecumseh Products Company:
Founded in 1934, Tecumseh Products Company is a leading global manufacturer of hermetic compressors, condensing units and systems for use in residential and commercial refrigeration and air conditioning applications. Tecumseh’s Verona, Miss., facility has been in operation since 1975 and includes 528,000 square feet of manufacturing space. The company, which is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich., manufactures a complete line of reciprocating, rotary and scroll compressors ranging in capacity from 1/15th to 6 horsepower. Products are currently manufactured on four continents and are sold globally through a network of sales professionals, authorized wholesalers and licensed distributors. For more information, visit www.tecumseh.com.
About Mississippi Development Authority:
Mississippi Development Authority is the state’s lead economic and community development agency. MDA focuses on new business recruitment, existing business expansion, workforce training, and tourism promotion. For more information, visit MDA’s website at www.mississippi.org.