EBM-Papst: New Ribbon

German fan specialist invests $37 million, expects 200 jobs in Tennessee plant opening

In an industrial park near Johnson City, Tennessee, ebm-papst has acquired 30 acres (12 hectares) of land and plans to invest USD 37 million for the expansion of a new plant.

The fan specialist has also acquired 30 acres (12 hectares) of land in an industrial park near Johnson City to build a new plant there in the future, a $37 million investment the company expects to yield at least 200 jobs over five years, according to a May 24 press release.

Mark Shiring, President of ebm-papst US: “Johnson City offers us an excellent infrastructure and very good development opportunities. We are therefore very pleased to be able to start production at our second US site shortly. As an innovation leader, especially for energy-efficient fan solutions, we see great potential for further growth in North America. For us, the new location is an excellent complement to our headquarters in Farmington”.

ebm-papst already has a long tradition in the American market. Since 1980, the company has been developing, producing, and selling fans and motors for the North American market from its Farmington (Connecticut) headquarters, where the company employs over 300 people. In addition to a technologically leading product range for refrigeration, air conditioning and ventilation applications, ebm-papst offers a competence center for sheet metal fabrication.

Stefan Brandl, President and CEO of the ebm-papst Group: “With our additional location in Johnson City, we are increasing our activities on the US market in line with our internationalization strategy “local for local”. I am very optimistic that we will achieve our goals with our entire American team and that we will be able to further expand our market position”.

The Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner announced Thursday that ebm-papst Inc. will set up the facility in Washington County, where the company will build fans for refrigeration, air conditioning and ventilation. It’s expected to begin operations in September.

The Germany-based company produces motors and fans for many industries, including agriculture, air-conditioning and ventilation, appliance, commercial refrigeration.

Since 1980, ebm-papst has been supplying the North American market with fan and motor products from its Farmington (Connecticut) headquarters, where it employs about 300 of its over 15,000 worldwide employees.

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