The mobile HVAC leader’s move into a new global headquarters will enhance customer-focused operations, workforce recruitment and support and operations in the Greater Seattle area
Puyallup, Wash. – This week, Red Dot Corporation, the leader in mobile HVAC systems and parts, has officially launched full-scale operations in its new headquarters located in Puyallup, Wash. The relocation from Tukwila, Wash., is part of Red Dot’s strategy to expand its labor force and improve manufacturing and operations in the Western U.S., enhancing its ability to serve OE and aftermarket customers throughout the Midwest and West Coast.
The maker of innovative heating and air conditioning systems for heavy-duty trucks and off-road vehicles has already relocated more than 300 team members, and plans to add new jobs in engineering, manufacturing and operations.
“We purposely chose Puyallup as our new base of operations due to the larger local labor market and its proximity to the Port of Tacoma, where we send and receive all long-distance shipments,” said Red Dot CEO John Kaestle. “Our existing Seattle-area team has been integral in crossing the finish line for our big headquarters move over the last year, and now we are focusing our efforts on recruitment.”
As an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) company, Red Dot Corporation is entirely owned by its employees, offers competitive pay, a generous medical plan and more. Red Dot prides itself in creating a culture that entices long-term employee retention and is a proud employer of multiple generations of family members.
“Red Dot being an ESOP was a big drawing factor to why I joined the executive team,” said Red Dot COO Mike Bruneau. “The collaborative environment that accompanies employee ownership empowers everyone to contribute to business priorities, and to participate in financial benefits when we exceed goals. It really makes Red Dot a special place for team members.”
In addition to rebalancing production and expanding manufacturing capacity overall, the company will dedicate its resources to support fulfillment to aftermarket partners. Red Dot’s network of 200 distributors provide aftermarket parts and service to heavy-equipment fleets throughout North America.
For more information on Red Dot’s engineering capabilities and employment opportunities, please visit www.reddotcorp.com.
About Red Dot
Red Dot Corporation produces premium mobile HVAC units and components for heavy-duty commercial and military vehicles. Vertically integrating world-class engineering, rigorous testing, and operations with a global reach under one roof, Red Dot partners directly with customers from design through