While local officials had anticipated the closure of Fayetteville’s Goodman plant in the first quarter of 2019, company officials have now confirmed that continued operations beyond that point are being considered.
“The company continues to evaluate the operational capacity of the Fayetteville facility,” wrote Rex Anderson, director of communications for Goodman Manufacturing Company L.P., in an email responding to questions posed by The Times last week after employees here were notified that current operations of the plant would be maintained, at least for a while.
“Recently, an announcement was given to Fayetteville employees outlining the need for continuing evaluation of the facility,” Anderson wrote. “It is the procedure the company has followed for several years.”
Both the Dayton, Tenn., and Houston, Texas, plants have completed transition to the Daikin Texas Technology Park in Waller, Texas, and while the transition of lines from the Fayetteville plant to Waller has been an ongoing process since the company announced in early 2015 that it would shutter the plant no later than 2017, operations have continued.
The ongoing evaluation is expected to be concluded later this month, at which time they plan to be able to announce the plan for transition of the remaining product lines.