ERMCO, Inc. will invest $12 million to expand its manufacturing operations in Dyersburg, TN. The transformer manufacturer will create 150 new jobs in Dyer County.
“Our dedicated workforce in Dyersburg has enabled ERMCO to become the premier distribution transformer manufacturer in the U.S.,” said ERMCO President and CEO Bill Reffert. “We have been able to increase our business by over 10 percent for five years in a row. The new factory we are adding to our footprint in Dyersburg will allow us to continue to serve our partners with the short lead times they depend upon. We are very excited about our future.”
ERMCO is headquartered in Dyersburg and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. (AECI). With all of its products produced in the U.S., ERMCO is one of the largest producers of oil-filled distribution transformers and transformer components in the U.S. The company has been operational in Dyersburg since 1971.
ERMCO is adding to its Dyer County footprint by expanding its operations into a third building to keep up the company’s growing demand. The company will locate its facility in the previous Caterpillar building in Dyersburg and will add an additional 8,000 square feet to the facility.
“Tennessee’s strong advanced manufacturing industry, which employs 170,000 Tennesseans, makes it the perfect location for a company like ERMCO to expand operations,” said Gov. Bill Lee. “I’m pleased that ERMCO sees the advantages of doing business in Dyer County, and I thank them for creating 150 new jobs in Dyersburg.”
Since 2013, Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD) has supported 23 projects in Dyer County, resulting in the creation of more than 1,700 new jobs and approximately $158 million in capital investment.
“I congratulate ERMCO on its decision to expand its operations in Dyersburg,” said TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe. “Tennessee continues to see major growth in the manufacturing sector, with Tennessee’s advanced manufacturing job creation far outpacing national growth. I thank ERMCO for continuing to strengthen our advanced manufacturing industry in our state with the creation of these 150 new jobs in Dyersburg.”
“ERMCO has been one of our leading employers in Dyer County for many years and is currently our largest employer,” said Dyer County Mayor Chris Young. “We are blessed to have ERMCO as part of our community and couldn’t ask for a better partner to move Dyer County forward. Congratulations to plant manager Bill Reffert and his staff for this expansion.”
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