St. Louis, March 15, 2013 – NORDYNE announces the migration of two of their Missouri production facilities into their current Tennessee facility and a new manufacturing campus in Saltillo, Mexico.
“Moving production was an incredibly difficult decision given the impact to our employees and to the Missouri communities,” says Dave LaGrand, president and CEO of NORDYNE. “But the long-term viability and competitiveness of NORDYNE will be greatly enhanced by this strategic business move.”
The move is not happening right away. NORDYNE will break ground on the new facility in the next few weeks, and then slowly move production lines – one at a time — with the first lines scheduled to move in the beginning of 2014, and slated for completion near the latter part of 2015.
Nortek Inc., NORDYNE’s parent company, will be investing over $40M in a new state-of-the-art campus demonstrating their long-term commitment to the HVAC industry and putting NORDYNE in a competitive position for years to come. NORDYNE will share the Nortek campus in Saltillo with CES, a sister company that produces commercial systems for the HVAC industry, each having their own facility. Saltillo is a manufacturing hub with an abundant, educated workforce and is near several well-respected manufacturers from inside and outside the industry.