Permobil, Inc. will expand its manufacturing operations at its North American headquarters in Lebanon, Tennessee. The $25.5 million project is expected to create 70 new jobs over the next five years.
Located at 300 Duke Drive, the company will construct a 70,000-square-foot addition next to its existing operations. Permobil’s expansion stems from its continued growth in the North American market and expansion of innovative new solutions for individuals.
“The contributions of our Permobil team are what enable us to enhance the lives of individuals living with disabilities, and we are excited about our expansion and the new jobs we are bringing to Wilson County. We are grateful to Governor Lee, Commissioner Rolfe, TVA SVP Bradley, State Senator Pody and State Representative Boyd for their commitment and support. Investing more in our people, our facilities, and in Middle Tennessee benefits our employees, our business, and the local economy,” Chuck Witkowski, president, Permobil Americas noted.
Permobil is the global leader in trusted healthcare solutions for power and manual wheelchairs, seating and positioning products, and power assist. The company has 1,600 employees worldwide, and is part of Patricia Industries, a subsidiary of Investor AB.
“Tennessee is defined by the brands that call our state home, so we thank Permobil for committing to create 70 new jobs in Wilson County. We are proud to be the home of Permobil’s North American headquarters and appreciate this company for its continued investment and job creation in Tennessee,” said TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe.
“TVA and Middle Tennessee Electric congratulate Permobil on its decision to expand operations in Wilson County. It’s always an exciting day when we can celebrate a company’s commitment to continued growth in the Valley. We are proud to partner with the Joint Economic and Community Development Board of Wilson County and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to help support companies, like Permobil create job opportunities and investment in the region, and we celebrate this announcement together,” John Bradley, TVA senior vice president of Economic Development added.