Tennessee-based manufacturer to invest more than $27 million, create nearly 70 new jobs in Tier 4, At-Risk Greene County
Greeneville – Meco Corporation will invest $27.8 million to expand its Greeneville, Tennessee, headquarters. Through the expansion, Meco will create 67 new jobs in Tier 4, At-Risk Greene County.
“Meco Corporation, founded by Robert Austin, Sr, has long been known as a top employer in Greene County since 1959. His son, Robert Austin, Jr and Robert’s wife, Kathryn Gamble, are committed to keeping his father’s dream alive as a leading employer in this region. We have an amazing group of associates that work together toward a common goal to produce domestically manufactured BBQ grills in Greeneville, Tennessee. This group exhibits teamwork that is impressive by anyone’s standards. We are working hard to reinvest in this facility, to hire more associates throughout our organization, develop new products and expand our footprint in the BBQ market. We are grateful for the opportunity and support as we expand our workforce, and we are anxious to see what the future holds for Meco,” said Whitney Winter, president, Meco Corporation
Founded in 1959, Meco Corporation has manufactured steel folding furniture, step stools, OEM components and barbecue grills. The company has manufactured millions of grills in Greeneville, Tennessee.
“Tennessee’s unprecedented economic growth, unmatched business climate and skilled workforce make our state the ideal location for companies to expand and thrive. I thank Meco Corporation for its continued investment in Tennessee and for creating nearly 70 new jobs to provide greater opportunity for Tennesseans across Greene County,”said Governor Bill Lee.
Since 2019, TNECD has supported more than 30 economic development projects in the Northeast Tennessee region, resulting in approximately 3,300 job commitments and nearly $945 million in capital investment.
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