Officials from Tecumseh Products Company announced today that it will make a major investment in equipment for its Tupelo facility with a goal of this project to make TPC’s Tupelo facility its global flagship manufacturing operation. “We appreciate the commitment and monetary support made available by the State of Mississippi and the Lee County Board of Supervisors for this project,” said Joe Kulovitz, general manager of Tecumseh’s Tupelo Division. “You are sending a strong message to our company that you want us here for years to come.”The new equipment will enhance Tecumseh’s lean production initiatives, improving productivity and safety in the plant, while reducing overhead and energy costs.“I commend Tecumseh Products Company officials for continuing to invest in their Tupelo operations and for committing to retain the company’s existing north Mississippi workforce,” said Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) executive director Leland Speed. “I am proud the State of Mississippi was able to support this project, and I wish Tecumseh Products Company many more years of success in north Mississippi.”The new equipment purchase helps retain existing employment at the Tecumseh Products Company Tupelo plant. Through this investment, Tupelo will be positioned to serve as a world-class production facility, bringing more work into the operation, and providing continuous employment for its employees. “Tecumseh Products Company has provided jobs for the people of Lee County since 1976,” said Joe McKinney, president of the Lee County Board of Supervisors. “This significant equipment purchase not only means that jobs will stay in Lee County, but our workers will receive valuable training. What a wonderful Christmas present for the citizens of Lee County.”About Tecumseh Products CompanyFounded in 1934, Tecumseh Products Company is a leading global manufacturer of hermetic compressors, condensing units and systems for use in residential and commercial refrigeration and air conditioning applications. The company manufactures a complete line of reciprocating, rotary and scroll compressors ranging in capacity from 1/15th to 6 horsepower. Products are currently manufactured in four continents and are sold globally through a network of sales professionals, authorized wholesalers and licensed distributors. Tecumseh brand names include; L’Unite Hermetique®, Silensys®, Masterflux®, Celseon® and Vector®. Tecumseh is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan. For more information, visit the company’s web site at www.tecumseh.com.