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MTD EXPANDS ITS TENNESSEE FACILITY
Source: MTD news release

Weakly County, Tennessee -- MTD, an international manufacturer and distributor of residential and commercial outdoor power equipment, including brands such as Cub Cadet and Troy-Bilt will invest $10 million in its Martin, Tenn., operations over the next 5 years, according to state and local leaders. The company says the 200 jobs it's adding are year-round and full time.

The announcement came from Gov. Bill Haslam, Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and company leaders with MTD Consumer Group Inc.

"I'm very pleased to see MTD move ahead with this investment in Weakley County," Haslam says. "Tennessee's existing companies like MTD are the primary drivers of our state's economic growth. MTD's expansion is a strong vote of confidence in the people of Martin and another sign that Tennessee will lead in attracting quality jobs to our rural communities."

Steve Baker, the general manager for the Martin facility, says the company has operated in Martin since 1985, and the community is home for the company.

"We're blessed to be able to provide meaningful jobs for our community," Baker says. "We want to thank everyone who has helped, and will continue to help us, bring this expansion to fruition."