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Greenfield Products Invests $6.3 Million To Expand Its Union City, Tennessee, Manufacturing Center

Area Development Online News Desk (03/17/2014)
A manufacturer of custom heavy equipment attachments, Greenfield Products will invest $6.3 million to expand its production center in Union City, Tennessee, adding 80,000 square feet of manufacturing space and creating 100 new jobs during the next two years in Obion County.

“Having an existing foothold in Union City, Tennessee with Greenfield Products over the last seven years has made our decision to expand our opportunities into the future an easy one,” Greenfield Products Executive Vice President Frank Calomino said. “The efforts of growing our manufacturing footprint by relocating additional product lines into Tennessee will bring additional jobs and opportunities for our future growth.

Greenfield Products is a leading global manufacturer of custom fork mounted attachments such as masts, carriages, concrete carriages and pipe handling carriages. The company also manufactures intermodal attachments including handling spreaders, container chassis shipping units, container chassis rotators and bomb carts for the container handling industry. With this expansion, Greenfield Products will begin engineering and manufacturing large heavy equipment. The firm will be hiring certified welders, fabricators, machinists, production planners, painters and CNC operators.

“We appreciate the state of Tennessee, the city of Union City, the Industrial Development Board of the City of Union City, TVA, NWTDD and the Obion County Economic Development Council for fueling the opportunity for Mi-Jack/Greenfield to consider this major expansion in our manufacturing capabilities in Northwest Tennessee,” Calomino added.

“I want to thank Greenfield Products for its continued investment in Tennessee and the jobs they are creating in Obion County,” Governor Bill Haslam said. “We remain focused not only on recruiting new businesses to the state but also helping our existing industries continue to grow, and today’s announcement strengthens our goal to make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”

“TVA and Union City Electric System congratulate Greenfield Products on its decision to expand its facility and add new jobs in Union City, Tennessee,” John Bradley, TVA Senior Vice President of Economic Development, said. “We are glad to be working in partnership with the state of Tennessee, the Obion County Joint Economic Development Council and Union City/Obion County officials to assist in the growth and success of existing companies.”

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