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Manitowoc Foodservice Plant Expansion to Create 120 Jobs in Covington, Tenn.

16 Aug, 2009

Manitowoc Foodservice yesterday announced an expansion of their Delfield facility plant located in Covington, Tenn. The company plans to produce a new product line at the Delfield plant and the expanded operations will create 90 jobs by the end of 2009 and 30 more in 2010.

The Delfield plant currently employs 178 people. They produce and market a reach-in line of refrigeration food service equipment for restaurants, hotels and institutions. A new scientific product line to be produced at the plant will be for medical and laboratory use.

As part of the proposal made by the State of Tennessee, Tipton County and Covington, Manitowoc will qualify for a number of statutory incentives, including FastTrack Job Training Assistance for new employees hired at the facility and those requiring new skills. In addition, Manitowoc will qualify for Jobs Tax Credits based on the amount of captial invested in the expansion and the number of new jobs created. The expansion also qualifies for TVA's enhanced growth credit, which will be applied to the company's electric power cost.

Manitowoc Foodservice, a division of the Manitowoc Company, Inc., designs, manufactures and supplies best-in-class food and beverage equipment for the global foodservice market. The Manitowoc Company, Inc., is one of the world's largest providers of lifting equipment for the global construction industry with 100 manufacturing and service facilities in 27 countries.