Longview Economic Development Corporation Approves Expansion Plan for AAON, Inc.

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LONGVIEW, TX – April 27, 2023 – The Longview Economic Development Corporation (LEDCO) Board of Directors voted to approve an expansion plan for AAON, Inc.

AAON, a world leader in the manufacture of premium HVAC equipment, first located in Longview in 1991. The company relocated the manufacturing of its SA Series self-contained unit product to its facility in Longview in 2020. After continued growth, the company is moving forward with plans to make an additional capital investment of $40 million, including adding 200,000 square feet of production space with supporting equipment to their existing facility and the creation of 250 new full-time jobs.

"AAON plays a key role in Longview's industrial community.  Not only is AAON an excellent organization that provides great jobs for our residents, the company also actively seeks to give back and strengthen our City. We are excited to see their continued investment in Longview and look forward to many prosperous years to come for AAON and for our community." Mayor Andy Mack

“AAON is growing rapidly, and expanding operations in Longview provides great momentum for the future of the company and the city of Longview. We are thrilled to further build on the strong relationship and partnership with LEDCO. We are eager to see this improvement’s impact, including new jobs and continued community investment.” Gary Fields, CEO and President of AAON, Inc.

"AAON has been a proud member of Longview and surrounding communities for 30 years. We are invested in supporting our local communities but, more specifically, our team members and their families that live and work here. There is a tremendous amount of growth opportunity for our Longview location, and we couldn't be more excited. AAON Longview's partnership with LEDCO and other local development organizations has allowed us to capitalize on unprecedented growth up to this point. AAON will continue to support our local communities and team members for many years. We're just getting started." Doug Wichman, Vice President of AAON, Inc., and President of AAON Coil Products

“LEDCO prides itself on our relationships with our existing industry.  There is no better compliment than to have an existing industry expand in its community.  AAON’s commitment to making new investments into its Longview, Texas facility demonstrates the great business climate we offer to business and industry. Wayne Mansfield, LEDCO President/CEO

About AAON, Inc.

AAON, Inc. is engaged in the engineering, manufacturing, marketing and sale of air conditioning and heating equipment consisting of standard, semi-custom and custom rooftop units, chillers, packaged outdoor mechanical rooms, air handling units, makeup air units, energy recovery units, condensing units, geothermal/water-source heat pumps and coils. Since its founding in 1988, AAON has maintained a commitment to design, develop, manufacture and deliver heating and cooling products to perform beyond all expectations and demonstrate the value of AAON to our customers. For more information, please visit www.AAON.com.

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