Electric motor and fan manufacturer locates new operations in Tennessee

Ebm papst creates 200 new jobs in the next five yearsR LEE, COM

TELFORD, Tenn. (May 16, 2019) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and ebm-papst, Inc. officials announced today that the company will locate new operations in Washington County.


The electric motor and fan manufacturer will invest approximately $37 million and create 200 new jobs in the Northeast Tennessee region. This represents the largest capital investment in the Washington County since 2011.

The company will locate the new facility in Washington County Industrial Park, a Select Tennessee Certified Site.

Ebm-papst is the world market leader in fan and motor manufacturing. The company produces motors and fans for many industries including agriculture, air-conditioning and ventilation, appliance, commercial refrigeration and others. Ebm-papst has an international reach with its global headquarters in Germany and employs more than 15,000 employees worldwide. The company’s U.S. headquarters is located in Connecticut, where it employs approximately 300 people.

Ebm-papst will manufacture fans for refrigeration, air conditioning and ventilation applications in Washington County. The facility is set to be operational beginning in September 2019.

About the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development:
The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s mission is to develop strategies that help make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs. To grow and strengthen Tennessee, the department seeks to attract new corporate investment to the state and works with Tennessee companies to facilitate expansion and economic growth. Find us on the web: tnecd.com.



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