Dixon Appliances plans to build a $1.9 billion facility in Maine that will produce about 10,000 electric and gas appliances and power the nation’s third-largest electricity market, a company spokesman said Thursday.
The company is building the facility, which will be at the northern tip of Maine, in partnership with the Maine Department of Commerce and the Maine Electric Power Authority.
Dixos plans to invest $1 million to $2 million in the project, which is expected to be completed by 2022.
The $1-billion plant will employ about 300 people, said the company’s president, James Dixo.
“It will be an extraordinary place to work and live,” Dixoa said.
The announcement comes as Dixón Appliances seeks to expand its electric appliance business to its third-most populous market, the U.S., where it operates more than 1,400 outlets.
The plant will be Dixona’s second in Maine.
In 2015, the company completed a $2.2 billion expansion of its Dixont Appliances in St. George, a city of about 20,000 people, that produced roughly 1,500 electric and other appliances.
The new facility will employ nearly 200 people, including a large number of full-time workers.
The expansion will be done with a mix of local and regional workers.
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plans to spend $2 billion on the project.
The Maine Department Of Commerce is also buying about 1,100 acres of land for the project and expects to begin work this year, Dixoon said.
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— Dixoons electrical appliance company announced plans Thursday to open a new facility in the southern tier of the U