Greeneville’s Worthington Industries to expand adding 140 new jobs

GREENEVILLE (WJHL) – Gov. Bill Haslam, Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd and Worthington Industries officials announced Tuesday that Worthington Industries would invest $14.25 million to expand its operations in Greeneville.

According to a TNECD news release, the expansion at Worthington will add four new product lines and will create 140 new jobs in Greene County.

Worthington Industries designs and manufactures high-quality custom-engineered operator cabs for industrial mobile equipment.

“We want to thank Worthington Industries for expanding in Tennessee and for the new jobs they’re creating in Greeneville and Greene County,” Haslam said. “Part of our Jobs4TN strategy places a focus on companies already located in Tennessee, and today’s announcement is another step toward our goal of becoming the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”

New workers will be hired in all area of operations including fabrication, welding, painting and assembly, as well as available positions in manufacturing and quality engineers.

Anyone interested in one of the jobs listed above can apply in person at the facility 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

“We’re extremely pleased that Worthington chose the Greeneville facility for its expansion,” Greene County Partnership President Tom Ferguson said. “The more than 140 jobs will assist in lowering the county’s 7 percent unemployment rate and will also boost Greeneville’s economy.”

According to the release, Worthington’s Greeneville facility in Hardin Industrial Park was established in 1999 as Angus-Palm Industries and was acquired by Worthington Industries in 2012. There are currently 315 workers employed at the facility.

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