Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Stuart C. McWhorter and Lochinvar, LLC officials announced today the company will invest $35 million to expand manufacturing operations at its headquarters in Lebanon, Tennessee.
Through the project, Lochinvar will create 141 new jobs in Wilson County.
Located at 300 Maddox-Simpson Parkway, the expansion will allow Lochinvar to house its state-of-the-art engineering, product management and support, platform electronics and development laboratories under one roof.
Tennessee’s strong business climate, thriving economy and highly skilled workforce make our state the ideal location for companies like Lochinvar to expand and thrive. I thank Lochinvar for its additional investment of $35 million and for creating nearly 150 jobs and greater opportunity for Tennessee families across Wilson County.” – Gov. Bill Lee
Lochinvar, LLC was founded in 1939, and is a subsidiary to A.O. Smith Corporation (NYSE: AOS). The company specializes in high-efficiency water heating and manufactures residential and commercial boilers, commercial water heaters, heat pumps, pool and spa heaters and storage tanks.
With the additional 141 new positions in Lebanon, A.O. Smith will employ nearly 4,000 people in Tennessee across its operations in Cheatham, Washington, Wilson, Davidson, Putnam and Williamson counties.
“We’re pleased to receive this support from the State of Tennessee as it recognizes the state’s commitment to fostering growth in the region to improve our economy and create good paying jobs for Tennessee residents. We are excited to construct a center where innovation and technology thrive, as well as provide a state-of-the-art environment in which our employees can grow their careers while creating and innovating,” said Stephen O’Brien, SVP, president and general manager, Lochinvar, LLC
Since 2019, TNECD has supported nearly 20 economic development projects in Wilson County, resulting in approximately 6,000 job commitments and $1.3 billion in capital investment.