100 jobs to be created

Nashville –  Minnesota-based McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, will invest $25.2 million to expand its manufacturing presence in Middle Tennessee.   

“Tennessee’s unmatched business climate and highly skilled workforce continue to make our state the ideal location for companies to expand and thrive. I thank Oshkosh Corporation for investing an additional $25 million in Rutherford County to create 100 new jobs and provide greater opportunity for Tennesseans across the region,” said Gov. Bill Lee.

Nearly one year after announcing plans to locate in Rutherford County with its McNeilus business, an additional 100 new jobs are being created at the Parkway Place facility in Murfreesboro for the fabrication and weldment of custom vehicle components.

“When the city was selected by Oshkosh Corporation as a location for its McNeilus business, I was certain that they would recognize Murfreesboro’s great potential and excellent business climate. The company’s decision to expand its planned facility is, therefore, not surprising. We appreciate their confidence in our community and look forward to many decades of strong working relationship with a company as well respected and productive as Oshkosh Corporation,” said Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland.

The expansion will increase the company’s production capacity and allow for building improvements, updated infrastructure, machinery and equipment to better support the company’s global customer base. 

McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc. is a market leader and manufacturer of purpose-built commercial vehicles and equipment. Over the next five years, the Oshkosh Corporation business will employ more than 300 people in Rutherford County. 

Since 2019, TNECD has supported nearly 15 economic development projects in Rutherford County, resulting in approximately 1,800 job commitments and $194 million in capital investment. 

“We look forward to growing our footprint in Murfreesboro even further with additional welding and fabrication work for our purpose-built vehicles. This investment will enable us to meet our strategic growth initiatives more effectively, serving the customers who rely on us each day,” said Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Vocational Segment.

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