Trent Lott Center to Feature Viking Range Equipment
As the Trent Lott Center of Excellence for Economic Development and Entrepreneurship nears completion, the USM Foundation is preparing to make it their new home. “We are excited to move the Foundation’s operations to the Trent Lott Center and pleased to announce that the facility will feature Viking Range Corporation kitchen appliances,” said Dr. David Wolf, vice president for advancement. “This addition is a tremendous asset to this first-rate facility.”
The Greenwood-based company has made it possible for the Center to include Viking equipment in the new facility. The butler’s pantry will feature a 36-inch wide refrigerator, two 15-inch wide icemakers, two 24-inch wide dishwashers, two 36-inch wide electric warming drawers and a 24-inch wide microwave oven. The second and third floor break rooms will each feature a 48-inch wide refrigerator and 24-inch wide microwave oven. The board room will feature a 24-inch beverage center for easy access to beverages.
“We are pleased to be a part of the Trent Lott Center and delighted to have been able to work with Southern Miss in helping make it possible for Viking appliances to be included in the facility,” said Dale Persons, vice president for corporate support at Viking. “Senator Lott has done so much for the state of Mississippi, our local community and Viking. We are proud to have Viking equipment in the Center as a way of paying tribute for all he has done.”
With more than 1,500 employees, Viking Range now operates more than four manufacturing plants and a distribution center in Greenwood. Viking’s growth has led the revitalization of Greenwood’s downtown area, with the Viking offices spread between more than 20 buildings, most of which are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Best known for its ranges, Viking now produces all appliances for both indoor and outdoor kitchens.