A leading designer and manufacturer of specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies, Oshkosh Corporation will establish a manufacturing facility in Jefferson City, Tennessee. The company plans to create more than 300 jobs in Jefferson County over the next three years.
The facility will house welding and fabrication operations in support of Oshkosh’s multiple segments. Oshkosh plans to renovate and occupy the former John Deere building in Jefferson City, and will be installing new machinery and equipment in the coming months. The approximately 500,000-square-foot facility is expected to be operational in 2019.
“With products and facilities around the world, we are excited to grow our operational footprint,” said Wilson R. Jones, Oshkosh Corporation President & CEO. “Oshkosh Corporation is positioned for success in all segments and this new manufacturing facility will allow us to continue to respond to the demand for increased manufacturing capabilities.”
“We are thrilled at the prospect of additional jobs and the overall economic impact that Oshkosh’s presence will mean,” Jefferson City Mayor Mark Potts said. “We also believe that Oshkosh will quickly become a real partner in helping to realize the huge potential of Jefferson City and the surrounding area.”
“For more than a century, Oshkosh Corporation has had a reputation for making high quality products and I’d like to welcome this tremendous company to Jefferson City, Tennessee,” Governor Bill Haslam said. “Oshkosh is a perfect addition to the robust manufacturing sector found here in Tennessee. Because of significant investments like Oshkosh’s, Tennessee will lead in the creation of high quality jobs.”
“TVA and Appalachian Electric Cooperative congratulate Oshkosh Manufacturing on its decision to locate in Jefferson County and create hundreds of job opportunities,” TVA Senior Vice President of Economic Development John Bradley said. “Helping to facilitate new job creation is fundamental to TVA’s mission of service and we are pleased to partner with Economic Development Alliance of Jefferson County, city of Jefferson City, Jefferson County, Innovation Valley, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee College of Applied Technology and Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to help further that mission.”