Lennox officials mum on future of UC plant

Lennox officials mum on future of UC plant

By KEVIN BOWDEN
Staff Reporter
There is some uncertainty about the future of the Union City Lennox Hearth Products plant and plant officials are not talking.
Several attempts to contact local and corporate Lennox officials were made by The Messenger today to confirm whether Lennox International has made a decision to sell off its hearth products division.
For a county that has already been hit by last year’s closure of the Union City Goodyear plant, any developments in the local industrial sector are being watched closely by area officials.
The local fireplace plant, located on East Reelfoot Avenue, is one of three hearth manufacturing operations operated by Lennox.
The Union City fireplace plant has been in operation since 1977.
David Hazelwood is plant manager at the local facility, which employs between 200 and 250 workers.
The Union City manufacturing plant produces a variety of residential fireplace units that are shipped across the country. The plant primarily builds fireplace units for residential new construction.
Lennox Hearth Products is based in Nashville. The company is a subsidiary of Lennox International, Inc., which operates in more than 100 countries and is recognized as a global leader in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration markets, according to the company’s website.
Staff Reporter Kevin Bowden may be contacted by email at kmbowden@ucmessenger.com.

Published in The Messenger 2.3.12.

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