Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Stuart McWhorter announced today that Minnesota-based McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, will be investing more than $50 million to expand its manufacturing presence in Tennessee.
McNeilus, a market leader and manufacturer of purpose-built commercial vehicles and equipment, is finalizing provisions to occupy a new facility in Murfreesboro, which will bring 230 new jobs to the area over the next five years. Oshkosh Corporation is a global industrial technology company that employs roughly 15,000 people worldwide.
Since 2018, TNECD has supported nearly 140 economic development projects in the Northern Middle Tennessee region, resulting in approximately 41,000 job commitments and $7 billion in capital investment.
“Tennessee’s strong business climate and skilled workforce ensure companies can thrive. I thank McNeilus for its decision to establish operations in Murfreesboro, which will create more than 200 jobs for Tennesseans across Rutherford County.” – Gov. Bill Lee
“With more than 2,600 manufacturing businesses across the state, Tennessee is primed to welcome McNeilus to the Volunteer State. We thank this company for its decision to locate in Rutherford County and believe Murfreesboro will be the ideal location for McNeilus’ newest manufacturing plant.” – TNECD Commissioner Stuart McWhorter
“We are pleased to add production capacity in Tennessee as part of the commercial segment’s accelerated growth strategy. The facility will provide advanced manufacturing flexibility, proximity to supply chain and the expanded workforce needed to accelerate technology and innovation, while expanding our footprint.” – Brad Nelson, EVP and president, Oshkosh Commercial
“The City of Murfreesboro is excited and very grateful for this new multi-million-dollar investment McNeilus is making to our growing community with its quality advanced manufacturing employment. The anticipated employment opportunities will have a strong economic impact. The city council and our economic development partners look forward to supporting McNeilus’ growth.” – Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland
“TVA and Middle Tennessee Electric congratulate McNeilus on its decision to establish operations in Rutherford County. Helping attract and retain jobs and investment in the region is fundamental to TVA’s mission of service. We are proud to partner with the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to further that mission and celebrate this announcement together.” – John Bradley, TVA senior vice president of Economic Development
“McNeilus’ more than $50 million investment and decision to locate in Rutherford County is proof-positive that we are attracting 21st century companies to add to this region’s economic momentum. This project will not only boost the local manufacturing sector and provide job opportunities to more than 200 residents, but it will also strengthen the regional economy and support a more sustainable community for generations to come.” – Sen. Shane Reeves (R-Murfreesboro)
“The decision by McNeilus to establish manufacturing operations in Murfreesboro highlights the pro-business climate, skilled workforce and great quality of life that we have in Rutherford County. This major investment in our community will further strengthen our local economy and create hundreds of new jobs for residents. I congratulate McNeilus on this exciting announcement and look forward to the company’s continued success in Tennessee.” – Rep. Bryan Terry (R-Murfreesboro)