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Governor Lee, Commissioner Rolfe Announce Miller Industries to Expand Greene County Operations

Monday, March 29, 2021 | 10:00am
  • Towing and recovery equipment company will create nearly 80 new jobs  
  • Expansion will include renovation of existing industrial site 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Miller Industries officials announced today that the company will repurpose a portion its Greene County operations and create approximately 80 new jobs over the next five years.  

Miller Industries will invest $15.4 million over a five-year period to renovate and upgrade an industrial site located at 515 Bohannon Ave. in Greeneville, Tenn., which is part of the company’s existing facilities in Greeneville. In addition to the renovations, Miller Industries will invest in new equipment, including CNC lasers and press brakes, which will enable the company to perform fabrication work in-house.  

Since its formation in 1990, the company has provided innovative and high-quality towing and recovery equipment for customers around the world. Miller Industries has four manufacturing facilities in Chattanooga and Greeneville, Tenn. and Hermitage, Pa. as well as two in Europe.  

Over the last five years, TNECD has supported 10 economic development projects in Greene County, resulting in nearly 1,000 job commitments and $171 million in capital investment.  

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“Miller Industries’ decision to invest is a welcome addition to the Greene County manufacturing landscape. We have seen positive growth, especially in manufacturing, as we continue to recover from the pandemic. I congratulate Miller Industries on its success and look forward to seeing the positive impact this will have on Northeast Tennessee.” – Gov. Bill Lee 

“Since last year we have located over 20 transportation and distribution-related projects that represent an investment of $1.2 billion in Tennessee. Miller Industries’ continued investment and job creation is a testament to our state’s exceptional workforce, and we thank the company for contributing to the success and growth of Greene County in the years ahead.” – TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe  

“Miller Industries is excited about our state-of-the-art fabrication facility and thankful for the partnerships that helped make our vision a reality.  Our employees’ commitment to operational excellence has allowed us to expand our in-house capabilities, as well as position the Company to capitalize on future opportunities.” – Jamison Linden, chief manufacturing officer, Miller Industries, Inc.  

“We are pleased that through a collaborative effort with the Greene County Industrial Development Board, TVA, and the State of Tennessee we were able to coordinate assistance that will help enable Miller Industries to smoothly transition in a very competitive and turbulent business environment. This assistance means that a long-standing community partner will stay in Greene County and preserve a significant number of jobs. We greatly appreciate the assistance from the State of Tennessee. Their role was critical in providing the assistance necessary for this transformation and sustaining the collaborative and productive relationship for many years to come.” –Jeff Taylor, president and CEO, Greene County Partnership 

“TVA and Greeneville Light & Power System congratulate Miller Industries on its decision to expand operations in Greeneville. It’s always an exciting day when we can celebrate a company’s commitment to continued growth in the Valley. We are proud to partner with Greene County Partnership and Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to help support companies, like Miller Industries’ continued business success.” – John Bradley, TVA senior vice president of Economic Development  

“I’m proud to help announce that Miller Industries will be expanding their successful operations in Greeneville with the addition of 79 new jobs. This sizable investment is great news and will be a tremendous boost to our local economy. Helping to foster job creation is a key part of our efforts, and I am proud to partner with Governor Lee, TNECD, Representative Hawk, and our local officials to help further that mission.” – Sen. Steve Southerland (R-Morristown) 

“I am grateful to Miller Industries for choosing to expand in Greeneville. Their investment will have an incredible impact on our community, and I appreciate the work of our state and local partners to bring these jobs to Greene County.” – Rep. David Hawk (R-Greeneville) 

TNECD Media Contact
Molly Hair
Public Information Officer
(615) 878-0063
molly.hair@tn.gov   

About the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s mission is to develop strategies that help make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs. To grow and strengthen Tennessee, the department seeks to attract new corporate investment to the state and works with Tennessee companies to facilitate expansion and economic growth. Find us on the web: tnecd.com. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @tnecd. Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/tnecd

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