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Electrolux expected to expand to 1,200 employees

Electrolux sells one out of every three ovens shipped in North America with the process starting in the Mid-South. Electrolux sells one out of every three ovens shipped in North America with the process starting in the Mid-South.
Knowing the varied job opportunities, Haslam used his time at the podium promoting more work force development projects. Knowing the varied job opportunities, Haslam used his time at the podium promoting more work force development projects.

(WMC-TV) - Electrolux celebrated its grand opening in Memphis. The Mid-South's newest plant could help bring more jobs to the area.

Touring Memphis' brand new Electrolux plant is a glimpse into modern American manufacturing. The robots are in place but operating alongside 550 employees, which is a number expected to expand to 1,200 once at full production.

Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell and Memphis Mayor A C Wharton have already toured the facility. This was Electrolux's chance to show the plant off to Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Knowing the varied job opportunities, Haslam used his time at the podium promoting more work force development projects.

"We want to show that in Tennessee we can provide that workforce regardless of where you are on that spectrum," he said.

It is rare to see someone gush over appliances but president and CEO of Charlotte-based Electrolux Jack Truong does just that.

"Beautiful, very well respected in the market place," he said.

Electrolux sells one out of every three ovens shipped in North America with the process starting in the Mid-South.

Electrolux not only has a plant here in Memphis, but there is also a plant in Springfield, Tennessee.

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