Southwest HVAC News
Kohler brings 1M
SF factory, 425 jobs to Casa Grande.
plumbing products giant
Kohler plans to establish a new $300
million factory in Arizona that will create hundreds of new
AZ Big Media reports that the Casa Grande, Arizona, city council
approved a development agreement for the 1 million-square-foot
facility on Nov. 9. The company expects to hire 425 workers within
five years of completing the project, while a regional economic
development group estimated that the campus would generate an
economic impact of more than $1 billion overall — $13.8 million of
which would go directly to the city.
Casa Grande officials plan to expand and upgrade roadways around the
200-acre site. The facility will reportedly take about 18 months to
complete; a date for the beginning of construction was not given.
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The factory, Kohler’s first Arizona location, will be the first
major project at the city’s Pinal County Technology Park, but
numerous other companies have set up shop in the area — located
between Phoenix and Tucson — in recent years.
Kohler, known for kitchen and bath products, also makes
cabinetry, tile, lighting, engines, and power systems. The
company operates more than 50 manufacturing locations worldwide
with a global workforce of more than 35,000.
ABOUT KOHLER CO.
Manufacturer of power, kitchen, bath, decorative, golf and resort
products and supplies. Products include showers, seats, bidets,
bathroom cabinets, vanities, sinks, urinals, fixtures, faucets,
lighting, tiles, stones, lighting and plumbing accessories.
Generators, transformers, switchgear, switches, power supplies,
surge protectors, bathing systems, shower bases, controls and
enclosures are also offered.