- Company to expand less than one year after locating in Rutherford County; create an additional 100 new jobs
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Stuart C. McWhorter announced today Minnesota-based McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, will invest $25.2 million to expand its manufacturing presence in Middle Tennessee.
Nearly one year after announcing plans to locate in Rutherford County with its McNeilus business, an additional 100 new jobs are being created at the Parkway Place facility in Murfreesboro for the fabrication and weldment of custom vehicle components.
The expansion will increase the company’s production capacity and allow for building improvements, updated infrastructure, machinery and equipment to better support the company’s global customer base.
McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc. is a market leader and manufacturer of purpose-built commercial vehicles and equipment. Over the next five years, the Oshkosh Corporation business will employ more than 300 people in Rutherford County.
Since 2019, TNECD has supported nearly 15 economic development projects in Rutherford County, resulting in approximately 1,800 job commitments and $194 million in capital investment.
“Tennessee’s unmatched business climate and highly skilled workforce continue to make our state the ideal location for companies to expand and thrive. I thank Oshkosh Corporation for investing an additional $25 million in Rutherford County to create 100 new jobs and provide greater opportunity for Tennesseans across the region.” – Gov. Bill Lee
“Nearly one year ago, we announced that McNeilus, an Oshkosh Corporation company, would invest $50 million to expand its Tennessee manufacturing operations, and today, we are building upon that initial investment with the creation of additional new jobs in Rutherford County. Oshkosh Corporation is a brand we are proud to have in the Volunteer State, and we look forward to seeing this company’s continued success in Rutherford County.” – TNECD Commissioner Stuart C. McWhorter
“We look forward to growing our footprint in Murfreesboro even further with additional welding and fabrication work for our purpose-built vehicles. This investment will enable us to meet our strategic growth initiatives more effectively, serving the customers who rely on us each day.” – Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Vocational Segment
“When the city was selected by Oshkosh Corporation as a location for its McNeilus business, I was certain that they would recognize Murfreesboro’s great potential and excellent business climate. The company’s decision to expand its planned facility is, therefore, not surprising. We appreciate their confidence in our community and look forward to many decades of strong working relationship with a company as well respected and productive as Oshkosh Corporation.” – Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland
“TVA and Middle Tennessee Electric congratulate Oshkosh Corporation and its McNeilus business on its decision to expand operations in Rutherford County. It’s always an exciting day when we can celebrate a company’s continued commitment to growth in the Valley. We are proud to partner with the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to help support companies, like Oshkosh Corporation, which are creating job opportunities and investment in the region and celebrate this announcement together.” – John Bradley, TVA senior vice president of Economic Development
“I am very pleased to help announce this major expansion of Oshkosh Corporation and its McNeilus business in Rutherford County. This significant investment creates new job opportunities for our community and further strengthens the county’s position as a leader in the manufacturing industry. We appreciate Oshkosh Corporation’s partnership and wish them continued success.” – Sen. Dawn White (R-Murfreesboro)
“Rutherford County is honored to be the site for Oshkosh Corporation’s expansion. This multi-million-dollar investment will bring 100 jobs and a booming revenue stream to an already thriving economy, and we anticipate a highly positive impact for years to come.” – Rep. Bryan Terry (R-Murfreesboro)
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About Oshkosh Corporation
At Oshkosh (NYSE: OSK), we make innovative, mission-critical equipment to help everyday heroes advance communities around the world. Headquartered in Wisconsin, Oshkosh Corporation employs approximately 15,000 team members worldwide, all united behind a common cause: to make a difference in people’s lives. Oshkosh products can be found in more than 150 countries under the brands of JLG®, Hinowa, Pierce®, MAXIMETAL, Oshkosh® Defense, McNeilus®, IMT®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™ Communications, Oshkosh® Airport Products and Pratt Miller. For more information, visit oshkoshcorp.com.
About the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
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