Move expected to create 50 new jobs

Snap-on will invest $44 million to expand its manufacturing operations in Elizabethton.

The expansion of the Elizabethton facility will create 50 new jobs and add nearly 49,000 square feet of manufacturing space and new equipment to support additional capacity for forging, machining, heat treating, chrome plating and assembly at its State Line Road location.

“The Tennessee Economic and Community Development grant program supports the efforts of companies such as Snap-on, continuing to build on our presence as a U.S manufacturer and as an employer here in Elizabethton, in Carter County and in the state of Tennessee for 50 years,” said Jon Carley, Elizabethton plant manager, Snap-on. “We value our hard-working associates in this facility as well as the community’s endorsement and on-going support.”

Snap-on is the third largest employer in Carter County, specializing in manufacturing hand tools including ratchets, wrenches, pry bars and pullers. Once fully operational, the expansion allows the Snap-on Elizabethton plant to employ nearly 500 people in Northeast Tennessee.

“Well-known brands like Snap-on continue to choose to do business in the Volunteer State, and I am grateful to this company for their commitment to expand and create additional job opportunities for Tennesseans across Carter County,” said Gov. Bill Lee.

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