Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Greenfield Products plans to expand Union City operations

Gov. Bill Haslam, Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty and Greenfield Products officials announced Monday that the company will expand their operations in Union City, investing $6.3 million and creating 100 jobs during the next two years in Obion County.

A leading manufacturer of custom heavy equipment attachments, Greenfield Products will add an additional 80,000 square feet of manufacturing space to its current facility at 3920 Greenfield Drive, according to a news release.

“I want to thank Greenfield Products for its continued investment in Tennessee and the jobs they are creating in Obion County,” Haslam said in the release. “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.”

The state’s total export volume has more than tripled in the last decade, with businesses selling $30 billion worth of Tennessee products globally last year alone, according to the release. Greenfield Products currently exports its merchandise to countries worldwide, including Chile, Mongolia, Russia, Australia, Canada, Mexico, Antarctica and parts of Central America.

“Tennessee’s strong manufacturing base, superior logistics infrastructure and quality workforce help companies, like Greenfield Products, produce and ship Tennessee-made goods to countries around the world with ease,” Hagerty said. “I appreciate Greenfield Products’ continued confidence in Tennessee’s inherent strengths and competitive edge, and thank them for further investing in our state.”

“Having an existing foothold in Union City, Tenn., 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 release said. 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 the expansion, Greenfield Products will begin engineering and manufacturing large heavy equipment.

“Greenfield Products has been good for Union City and Obion County. This expansion of their facility and the addition of 100 good jobs will be a real plus for our community,” Union City Mayor Terry Hailey said. “Greenfield Products produces quality products with a quality workforce. We’re trying awfully hard to continue to do the things that make our community a place where companies like Greenfield Products will want to locate, grow and expand.”Greenfield Products will be hiring certified welders, fabricators, machinists, production planners, painters and CNC operators. Anyone interested in applying may contact Lori Inc

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