1,200 Jobs Leaving Fayetteville

goodmanTwo Tennessee towns will lose nearly 2,000 jobs over the next three years as Goodman Manufacturing moves the positions to a new plant being built in Texas.
Goodman officials announced on Tuesday that the company plans to consolidate operations at a campus in Houston, which is expected to open in 2016.
The company has about 1,200 workers in Fayetteville, making it the largest employer in a town with about 7,000 residents. A smaller factory in Dayton employs about 700 workers.
Goodman said employees will have the option of making the move with the company or taking a severance package that includes two years of free college and assistance finding other work.
City officials say the advance notice should help soften the blow to the communities.
Several people from Coffee County work at the Fayetteville plant.