Electrolux groundbreaking Oct. 5

Electrolux is breaking ground on its new Memphis plant Wednesday, Oct. 5.

The ceremony, scheduled for 10 a.m. at Frank C. Pidgeon Industrial Park, formally kicks off construction of the Swedish appliance maker’s nearly $200 million Memphis factory, which is expected to create more than 1,200 new jobs and support more than 2,200 secondary jobs in the form of suppliers and other related work.

Electrolux’s announcement at the end of 2010 kicked off a run of multinational corporate wins Memphis has landed, including manufacturing facilities announced here by companies like Mitsubishi Electric Power Products Inc. and Canadian paper maker Kruger.