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    Rheem to Expand Fort Smith Facility

    Nov. 18, 2022
    Expansion will bring 100 production and office jobs, and enable increased production capacity.

    ATLANTA, Ga. (November 7, 2022) – Rheem® is investing over $20 million in its Fort Smith, AR facility to ensure it continues as a world-class headquarters for its U.S. air conditioning business unit and the manufacturing of HVAC equipment. Sources report Rheem considers this investment a key element of its 10-year strategy: “INVEST to grow, INNOVATE to lead and DELIVER on commitments.”   

    Rheem plans to hire 100 production and office personnel in addition to creating additional production capacity and making facility and grounds improvements. Improvements will include a new Innovation Learning Center (ILC), which will allow training distributors and contractors to work
    with Rheem products and learn about product improvement. The improvements will also include a new entrance and traffic flow patterns to improve safety, access, and congestion.    

    “We are excited to expand our operations in Fort Smith,” said Andrew Welch, director of Operations, Rheem Air Conditioning Division. “This expansion demonstrates our committed partnership with the state and rewards the Fort Smith community — enabling our continued growth and leadership.”   

    “Rheem continues to be a leader in Fort Smith and Arkansas,” said Tim Allen, president, Fort Smith Chamber of Commerce. “We are so pleased to work with them secure this investment into our community.”