Trane Manufacturing Plant Leaving Fort Smith

FORT SMITH, Ark.-- - The Trane residential HVAC manufacturing plant in Fort Smith is leaving the city and transferring to four other U.S. Facilities, according to a company spokesperson.

The move was made after a "strategic review" of business operations. The plant currently employs 250 employees. The manufacturing at the Trane Commercial HVAC plant in Fort Smith will contine

The company released the following statement:


The decision to transfer the Trane residential heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) manufacturing facility in Fort Smith, Arkansas to four other U.S. facilities was made after a strategic review of the business operations. By moving operations to other U.S. facilities, Trane is optimizing its manufacturing footprint, which is required to remain competitive in today’s environment. Facilities in Lynn Haven, Florida; Columbia, South Carolina; Vidalia, Georgia; and Tyler, Texas, will assume manufacturing of the residential and light commercial air conditioning products currently produced in Fort Smith. Manufacturing operations at the Trane Commercial HVAC plant, also located in Fort Smith, Arkansas, will continue.

 
The Trane residential heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) manufacturing facility in Fort Smith, Arkansas at 4811 S. Zero Street, Fort Smith, AR 72903 will transfer manufacturing to four other U.S. facilities in a series of phases that will conclude by the beginning of the third quarter. The residential Trane plant employs approximately 250 employees.     


 
 


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