NORDYNE announced Thursday that it will relocate its split systemand furnace manufacturing lines to a new manufacturing site in Saltillo, Mexico. According to the company news release, the move will affect around 200 employees in the Boonville and around 500 employees at the Poplar Bluff facility. They will continue to manufacture select heating and cooling systems in Tennessee. CEO and president Dave LaGrand says this simply a strategic business move. Impacted employees will receive severance pay, extended health insurance coverage and outplacement services. The Mexico facility is expected to be at full capacity by the end of 2015, with the transition starting early next year. NORDYNE opened its Boonville plant in 1979, and its Poplar Bluff facility in 2001.
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