NASHVILLE—Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Worthington Industries officials announced today the company will invest $14.25 million to expand its current operations in Greeneville. Worthington Industries is a market leader in the design and manufacturing of high quality custom-engineered operator cabs for industrial mobile equipment. Through this expansion, the company will add four new product lines and create 140 new jobs in Greene County.
“We want to thank Worthington Industries for expanding in Tennessee and for the new jobs they’re creating in Greenville and Greene County,” Haslam said. “Part of our Jobs4TN strategy places a focus on companies already located in Tennessee, and today’s announcement is another step toward our goal of becoming the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”
“Worthington Industries’ expansion in Greene County is the perfect example of what happens when we achieve workforce alignment,” Boyd said. “Programs at the Greene Technology Center and Walters State Community College are training workers to develop the right kind of skills to fit into today’s advanced manufacturing careers and that in turn allows companies like Worthington Industries to quickly fill open positions and continue expanding. I’m excited about their growth and these partnerships between industry and education.”
“We are pleased to expand the facility and add to the workforce in Greeneville,” Worthington Industries Engineered Cabs President John Lamprinakos said. “We appreciate the support of Greene County, the Tennessee Valley Authority and the state of Tennessee as we develop this facility into a fully integrated LEAN manufacturing operation focused on safety, quality and delivery.”
Worthington’s Greeneville facility, located in Hardin Industrial Park, was established in 1999 as Angus-Palm Industries and was acquired by Worthington Industries in 2012. The facility currently has 315 employees.
“We’re extremely pleased that Worthington chose the Greeneville facility for its expansion,” Greene County Partnership President Tom Ferguson said. “The more than 140 jobs will assist in lowering the county’s seven percent unemployment rate and will also boost Greeneville’s economy.”
“TVA and Greeneville Light & Power System congratulate Worthington Industries on its plans to expand and add 140 new jobs in Greeneville,” TVA Senior Vice President of Economic Development John Bradley said. “We are pleased to be partners with the state of Tennessee, the Greene County Partnership and other local community leaders to facilitate existing business and industry growth.”
Worthington Industries will hire new workers in all areas of operations including fabrication, welding, painting and assembly. Positions are also available for manufacturing and quality engineers. People interested in one of these jobs can apply in person at the facility 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Greeneville and Greene County are represented by Sen. Steve Southerland (R – Morristown), Rep. David Hawk (R – Greeneville) and Rep. Jeremy Faison (R – Cosby).
About Worthington Industries
Worthington Industries is a leading global diversified metals manufacturing company with 2014 fiscal year sales of $3.1 billion. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Worthington is North America’s premier value-added steel processor providing customers with wide ranging capabilities, products and services for a variety of markets including automotive, construction and agriculture; a global leader in manufacturing pressure cylinders for industrial gas and cryogenic applications, CNG and LNG storage, transportation and alternative fuel tanks, oil and gas equipment, and brand consumer products for camping, grilling, hand torch solutions, scuba diving and helium balloon kits; and a manufacturer of operator cabs for heavy mobile industrial equipment; laser welded blanks for light weighting applications; automotive racking solutions; and through joint ventures, complete ceiling grid solutions; automotive tooling and stampings; and steel framing for commercial construction. Worthington employs more than 11,000 individuals worldwide, has 83 operations located in 11 countries and has been named one of the “Best Companies to Work For in America” by FORTUNE magazine four times. The Company operates under a long-standing corporate philosophy rooted in the Golden Rule. Learn more at http://www.WorthingtonIndustries.com.
About the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
Tennessee was named 2014 and 2013 “State of the Year” for economic development by Business Facilities magazine. The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s mission is to develop strategies which help make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs. The department seeks to attract new corporate investment in Tennessee and works with Tennessee companies to facilitate expansion and economic growth. Find us on the web: tnecd.com. Follow us on Twitter: @tnecd. Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/tnecd.