MTD expanding operations at Martin plant

MTD expanding operations at Martin plant
NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty, along with MTD Consumer Group Inc. officials, announced Monday the company will expand operations at its Martin facility, adding 225 jobs in Weakley County.
“I want to thank MTD Consumer Group for their investment in Tennessee and for the new jobs they are creating in Weakley County,” the governor said. “Our Jobs4TN strategy includes a focus on existing businesses already operating in state, and (Monday’s) announcement from MTD is a step toward our goal of making Tennessee the No. 1 location in the southeast for high quality jobs.”
MTD is a global manufacturer of residential and commercial outdoor power equipment. The MTD Martin campus consists of a lean manufacturing facility with stamping, welding and assembly, along with logistics.
“MTD has been an important part of Weakley County’s business landscape for more than 25 years and a leader in the global market for 80 years,” Hagerty said. “The Martin expansion underscores the significant job creation incumbent industries bring to our state, and I appreciate MTD’s continued confidence in the area’s superior workforce.”
Weakley County Economic Development Board president and chief executive officer Ronnie Price cited the impact of the expansion on the area workforce. 
“The Weakley County Economic Development Board is pleased that MTD is expanding its Martin operations and bringing much needed jobs to our area,” he said. “MTD’s commitment to this project shows their confidence in the local workforce and management team.  MTD is an excellent corporate citizen and we are excited about the expansion.”
“The City of Martin appreciates MTD and the good relationship we have had over the years. We are elated with MTD’s announcement of expansion and growth here in Martin,” Martin Mayor Randy Brundige said. “MTD is a great community partner, and they are active and engaged in many events in Martin, especially our Tennessee Soybean Festival.”
Published in The Messenger 4.16.13

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