Atwood Mobile will invest $3.2 million to expand its current operations by building on to the existing Tennessee Recreational Vehicle appliance manufacturing facility at 6320 Kelly Willis Rd. in Greenbrier, Tennessee. This expansion will create 178 new jobs in Robertson County over the next three years.
A subsidiary of Dometic Group, Atwood Mobile is a leading supplier of appliances, chassis and seating hardware, architectural products and gas detectors, primarily to the North American RV and specialty vehicle markets.
The company plans to expand both the manufacturing and office space at the Greenbrier facility, allowing Atwood to meet growing demand for its products via enhanced operations technologies, capacity and management expertise in closer proximity to Atwood’s Midwest concentrated RV base. With the expansion, Atwood will manufacture furnaces at the Greenbrier facility.
“We are excited about the opportunity to expand our presence in the state of Tennessee,” Tim Stephens, President of Dometic-Atwood’s RV Group, said. “The experienced local management and manufacturing team members bring industry leading capabilities to this project, and we are thus confident this project positions us to meet our growth targets in the future."
“We further appreciate the support at the state and local levels in enabling this investment. Representatives from the state, Tennessee Valley Authority and Robertson County’s Economic Development team and Industrial Development Board were attentive to our needs and provided a timely assessment of the project and their capabilities, which were instrumental in our ability to make this project a reality,” he added.
In addition to other enhancements, with this investment, the Greenbrier facility will accommodate the production of RV furnace and gas detection product lines currently produced at Atwood’s Salt Lake City, Utah facility. Work on the Greenbrier expansion and upgrades began earlier this year and are expected to wrap up in late August 2015.
“We want to thank Atwood Mobile for choosing to reinvest in Tennessee and for creating these new jobs in Greenbrier and Robertson County,” Governor Bill Haslam said. “Tennessee’s geographic location and strong infrastructure offer companies like Atwood Mobile the opportunity to grow and succeed, and today’s announcement supports our goal of becoming the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”