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Robinson Manufacturing Expands Dayton, Tennessee, Manufacturing Plant

04/28/2021
Robinson Manufacturing, a clothing manufacturing and distribution company, will invest $15 million to expand its operations in Dayton, Tennessee. The project will create 91 new jobs in Rhea County.

The company plans to increase its manufacturing and distribution capabilities at 1140 Broadway Street. Due to increased demand, it has constructed a new warehouse and distribution space at the existing Dayton location.

“Robinson Manufacturing Company is proud to be able to expand our operations in Rhea County where it all started in 1927. Our deep roots in the generations of the people of Rhea County is the foundation of our success. We certainly look forward to our future as well as continuing to provide jobs for our great community,” said Patrick Robinson, president, Robinson Mfg. Company.

Robinson Manufacturing is family-owned and has operated since their founding in 1927. During their history, the company has manufactured apparel for a wide range of distribution, including nearly 90 percent of its production on World War II efforts in the 1940s.

“Supporting projects in our at-risk and distressed counties is a priority for TNECD, and Robinson Manufacturing’s investment is an indicator of healthy growth in Rhea County. Companies have invested more than $9.5 billion in our rural counties over the last five years, and we are fortunate to add this additional investment in Rhea County. We’re grateful to Rhea Economic Tourism Council, the city of Dayton and Rhea County who helped bring this project to fruition,” said TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe.

Over the last five years, TNECD has supported 80 economic development projects in Southeast Tennessee, resulting in 10,500 job commitments and $3.2 billion in capital investment.

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