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Dec. 13, 2010: Tecumseh Products to Create State-of-the-Art Lab Facility

December 13, 2010
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Tecumseh Products Co. announced that it will create a state-of-the-art lab facility - the Tecumseh Technology Center - within a recently-purchased, newly-constructed 48,000-plus-square-foot building in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Slated for completion in summer 2011, Tecumseh’s new facility will join certified Tecumseh labs in France, Brazil, and India to form the backbone of its global engineering strategy with increased focus on research, development and applications. Much of the current lab in Tecumseh, Mich., also will be relocated to the Ann Arbor facility and its capabilities significantly upgraded.

“The creation of the Tecumseh Technology Center is a significant investment in the future that benefits our customers, shareholders, employees, and the environment,” said Jim Wainright, president and CEO. “It allows us to strategically focus on the changing needs of the refrigeration and air conditioning marketplace, developing the most energy efficient and eco-friendly products possible.”

The company said the Tecumseh Technology Center will meet Energy Star® accreditation qualifications, as well as continue to be fully UL® and ISO certified. It will have complete hydrocarbon development and testing capability and enhanced environmental simulation facilities.

Tecumseh also will pursue Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification on the lab facility build-out.

“We fully expect the new center to attract highly-skilled technicians and engineers, as well as partnerships to help Tecumseh develop new technologies and bring our customers a steady stream of next-generation applications,” Wainright said. “We’re pleased to solidify our commitment to the Ann Arbor area, one of the key research hubs of the United States. We also want to acknowledge the supportive partnership we’ve enjoyed with the city of Tecumseh throughout our history.”

For more information, visit www.tecumseh.com.

Publication date: 12/13/2010

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