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Electrolux announces $20 million expansion in Springfield

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Electrolux announced Thursday a $20 million capital investment at its Springfield facility. CHERI REEVES

Electrolux today announced a $20 million capital investment at its Springfield facility.

The investment follows a $25 million investment announced last year.

The company is planning to increase efficiency and simplify its manufacturing operations with additional automation equipment.

Construction will get underway this summer, according to Springfield's Electrolux plant manager Mike Longe.

"Our Springfield facility has long been an important part of our company's overall success," Longe said. "This investment will help ensure that we remain a strong Springfield employer and a competitive appliance manufacturer."

Robertson County Mayor Howard Bradley thanked Electrolux at the Springfield plant with the announcement on Thursday, June 22.

"Electrolux is one of the leading employers in our community," Bradley said. "They give back in countless acts of generosity and are truly a corporate partner in moving our community forward. We are excited and appreciative that the company is continuing to invest in Robertson County."

To celebrate this investment, Electrolux is delivering today a truck load, amounting to about $200,000, of appliances to area non-profit organizations to help fight hunger in the Springfield and Clarksville communities.

The United Way organizations in both Robertson and Montgomery counties are helping to distribute the coolers, refrigerators and ranges to organizations such as TNKids Nutrition, Inc, the United Ministries in Springfield and Beauty for Ashes shelter.

The Robertson County Board of Education and the YMCA of Robertson County will also benefit by the donations.

Springfield Mayor Ann Schneider said Electrolux is a valued employer of the city.

"Electrolux has played an important role in our community for over 40 years," Schneider said. "This investment shows their commitment to Springfield and our residents."

Donny King, executive director of TNKids Nutrition, Inc., said the Electrolux donation comes at a good time.

"Because of Electrolux and their employees, more children will have nutritious food this summer."

Electrolux donated more than 40 commercial-grade kitchen appliances to the Robertson County and Clarksville region United Way agencies for distribution and use in local soup kitchens, pantries, schools and other organizations serving food to families in need.

The donation includes chest freezers, refrigerators, milk coolers and more.

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