The Heating & Cooling Division of Rheem Manufacturing Co. announced the purchase of a 37-acre commercial development site in Nuevo Laredo, in the state of Tamaulipas, Mexico. The Rheem Heating & Cooling and Water Heating Divisions currently have manufacturing operations in Nuevo Laredo. 

The Heating & Cooling Division plans for construction of a manufacturing facility on the Nuevo Laredo site that will join its existing plants. In preparation for a new Nuevo Laredo manufacturing facility, Rheem has contracted with a land-use architectural firm to conduct feasibility studies and provide design assistance for the future plant. Specifics related to plant size, construction timetable, estimated completion and occupancy, employment, and products to be manufactured in the future facility are yet to be determined.