Fortune 500 company Oshkosh Corporation will establish a new manufacturing facility in Jefferson City, TN. The designer and manufacturer of specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies plans to create more than 300 jobs in Jefferson County over the next three years.
“With products and facilities around the world, we are excited to grow our operational footprint,” said Wilson R. Jones, Oshkosh Corporation President and CEO. “Oshkosh Corporation is positioned for success in all segments and this new manufacturing facility will allow us to continue to respond to the demand for increased manufacturing capabilities.”
Oshkosh’s Jefferson City facility will house welding and fabrication operations in support of Oshkosh’s multiple segments. Oshkosh plans to renovate and occupy the former John Deere building in Jefferson City, and will be installing new machinery and equipment in the coming months. The approximately 500,000-square-foot facility is expected to be operational in 2019.
“For more than a century, Oshkosh Corporation has had a reputation for making high quality products and I’d like to welcome this tremendous company to Jefferson City, Tennessee,” said Gov. Bill Haslam. “Oshkosh is a perfect addition to the robust manufacturing sector found here in Tennessee. Because of significant investments like Oshkosh’s, Tennessee will lead in the creation of high quality jobs.”
“Oshkosh’s decision to create hundreds of jobs in Jefferson City is yet another sign that Tennessee is a place where leading manufacturers choose to do business,” said Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe. “Thank you to Oshkosh for this investment in Jefferson County. I look forward to the considerable impact these jobs and wages will have on the citizens of East Tennessee.”
“We are thrilled at the prospect of additional jobs and the overall economic impact that Oshkosh’s presence will mean,” said Jefferson City Mayor Mark Potts. “We also believe that Oshkosh will quickly become a real partner in helping to realize the huge potential of Jefferson City and the surrounding area.”
Founded in 1917, Oshkosh Corporation designs, manufactures and services a broad range of access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency, military and specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®.
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