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Posted January 14, 2021

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Woods Air Movement officials announced today that the ventilation and fan company will establish a U.S. facility in Murfreesboro.

Woods Air Movement will re-establish its North American presence in the U.S. market by investing $3.6 million and creating 27 jobs in Rutherford County.

The company is constructing a new, purpose-built 25,000-square-foot facility, which will be its North American headquarters and manufacturing facility for industrial ventilation products used in road and rail tunnels, non-residential buildings and underground parking garages. The facility will also function as a product testing center, which will be accessible to customers.

Originally established in 1909 in Colchester, England, Woods Air Movement is globally recognized in a variety of markets from building ventilation and fire safety to customized industrial projects. Woods Air Movement manufactures smoke and fire safety products as well as centrifugal, axial Jet Thrust and roof fans. The company also specializes in acoustic and engineering support services.

Over the last five years, TNECD has supported more than 20 economic development projects in Rutherford County, resulting in approximately 3,000 job commitments and $540 million in capital investment.

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“We welcome Woods Air Movement to Tennessee and are proud to be the top choice for this international company’s new U.S. operations. We saw how hard-working and resilient Tennesseans were in 2020, and I look forward to seeing this company develop and provide new opportunities for our residents in the new year.” – Gov. Bill Lee

“As we enter into a new year, TNECD continues to recruit top global companies to do business in Tennessee. Woods Air Movement’s decision to locate its North American headquarters in our state underscores Tennessee’s pro-business environment, central location and talented workforce. We thank the company for investing and creating new family-wage jobs in Rutherford County.” – TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe

 

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