Governor Lee, Commissioner McWhorter Announce RedDOT Corporation to Expand Manufacturing and Distribution Operations in Memphis

Tuesday, August 08, 2023 | 10:00am

·       Leader in mobile HVAC solutions to invest $18 million, create 50 new jobs in Shelby County

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Stuart C. McWhorter and RedDOT Corporation officials announced today the company will invest $18 million to expand its manufacturing and distribution operations in Memphis, Tennessee.

Through this project, RedDOT will create 50 new jobs in Shelby County.

The company will add approximately 175,000 square feet of space to its existing facility to help meet increased customer demand and market growth in the Southeastern U.S. 

Originally founded in Seattle, Washington, in 1965, RedDOT Corporation manufactures premium mobile HVAC units and components for heavy-duty commercial and military vehicles. The company currently has facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. With the additional 50 new jobs in Memphis, RedDOT Corporation will employ nearly 100 Tennesseans.

Since 2019, TNECD has supported more than 60 economic development projects in Shelby County, resulting in approximately 8,000 job commitments and nearly $2 billion in capital investment.

“Tennessee is the best state in the nation for companies to succeed, thanks to our strong economy, unmatched business climate and highly skilled workforce. I thank RedDOT for its investment to expand operations in Memphis and create greater opportunity for Tennesseans across Shelby County.” – Gov. Bill Lee

“We thank RedDOT for its $18 million investment in Tennessee and creation of 50 new jobs. I know the company will continue to experience great success in Memphis, and I look forward to the positive impact this project will have on the residents of Shelby County.” – TNECD Commissioner Stuart C. McWhorter

“We are excited about the opportunity to continue our growth trajectory in the state of Tennessee and, in particular, Shelby County. RedDOT has invested in new capabilities and additional capacity in our new facility where we will better serve our global customer base. The State of Tennessee offers a perfect combination of location, business support and a skilled workforce to help RedDot grow.” – Mike Bruneau, COO, RedDOT Corporation

“RedDOT’s decision to expand operations in Shelby County shows how valuable our skilled workforce is to the entire nation. These are good jobs with opportunities for advancement and skill development in a market that is expected to grow over time.” – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris

“During my time as mayor, our administration has worked incredibly hard to make Memphis a great place to do business. The expansion of RedDOT is further proof that the city and state are growing jobs and full of opportunity. We’re so thankful they chose to do it here and excited about the new opportunities this will bring to our community.” – Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland

“We are excited to see the RedDOT expansion project actualized on President’s Island. RedDOT’s decision to redevelop a previously shuttered facility speaks to their commitment to Memphis and Shelby County. This project is a model for manufacturing facility reuse and truly showcases how EDGE's PILOT programs work to not only attract new business but also grow existing business in Memphis.” – Joann Massey, vice president of operations, Economic Growth Engine of Memphis and Shelby County (EDGE)

“RedDOT’s expansion is more proof that advanced manufacturing is growing fast in the Midsouth. We’re thrilled that Memphians will be the Americans building these high-grade components for decades to come.” – Sen. Raumesh Akbari (D-Memphis)

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