CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Electrolux is adding 810 new local jobs and expanding its North American headquarters, its second expansion at this location in three years, the company reports.
The new jobs, to be added by the end of 2017, will be in the areas of research and development, marketing, design, engineering, supply chain, finance, information technology and executive management.
Jack Truong, president and CEO of Electrolux Major Appliances North America, was joined by North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory to celebrate the announcement.
“Electrolux is committed to bringing innovative solutions to consumers and to advanced manufacturing,” says Truong. “As a leader in appliance [research and development], innovation and beautiful design, we’re excited about what this new expansion means for the future of our business and that our continued investment in Charlotte will help bring jobs and drive economic growth.”
“We are excited to see Electrolux expanding as Electrolux Professional and Wascomat laundry equipment brands continue to rapidly gain market share in North America,” says Neal Milch, CEO of equipment distributorship Laundrylux. “Electrolux is a global leader in sustainability and innovation, and we are proud to have our distributors come to Electrolux North America’s world-class facility for hands-on product training. This expansion further illustrates the company’s commitment to its customers and partners.”
Electrolux says it is investing $85 million in the development of a six-floor, 375,000-square-foot building, which will be adjacent to its existing headquarters. Features of the new building will include LEED certification, solar panels, a roof garden and a courtyard.
“The $85 million investment will have an immediate impact on the local economy—beginning in January—as we engage local architects, designers and construction-related vendors, and will last throughout the next two years as we build our second facility,” says Truong.
The North Carolina Economic Investment Committee voted to award a Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG) to Electrolux in support of the project, the company adds. Receipt of the award is based on proof of job creation and other performance requirements.
“We’re proud to partner with Electrolux to help them bring more high-paying STEM jobs to North Carolina,” says McCrory. “This announcement helps solidify our position as a state with a skilled workforce and strong business climate, and a place where global companies operate their North American headquarters with much success.”