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Lochinvar plans expansion

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Lebanon-based Lochinvar, LLC, announced this week the upcoming expansion of its world headquarters on Maddox-Simpson Parkway. The project will add 74,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing and storage capacity, as well as an extended office area and a "significantly enhanced" engineering facility that is twice the size of the current space.

A leading manufacturer of high-efficiency water heaters, boilers, pool heaters and storage tanks, the company's continued growth has not only increased the footprint of its headquarters, it has also impacted the size of the Lochinvar team. Over the last three years, the company has added an average of 25 new positions per year.

"As business continues to grow and an increasing number of our products are manufactured here at company headquarters, this development is a strategic step to ensure that we can meet demand and satisfy our expanding customer base," Eddie Goodwin, Lochinvar president and chief operating officer, said.

Construction work on the expansion kicked off on Sept. 22 and is expected to be completed in January 2016. Operations at the company's headquarters will experience minimal disruption during the construction period, according to a news release issued by Lochinvar.

Lochinvar opened its 380,000-square-foot Lebanon operation in 2001. The facility, which includes manufacturing, offices, product engineering development and testing labs, and the Lochinvar University training facility, employs approximately 500 people.

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