Miller Industries To Expand Greene County Operations

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Miller Industries officials today announced an expansion of the company’s facilities at 771 Campbell Dr. in Greeneville, TN. The expansion represents a $1.8 million investment and the creation of 58 new jobs in Greene County.

“A crucial part of Gov. Haslam’s Jobs4TN strategy is helping existing Tennessee businesses expand and remain competitive,” Commissioner Hagerty said. “Miller Industries’ expansion is a testament to the kind of business friendly environment incumbent Tennessee businesses can count on to bolster continued success. I congratulate Miller Industries on their announcement.”

“Miller Industries is very pleased to be expanding our business in Greeneville,” Miller Industries Corporate Director of Human Resources Bill Beckley said. “We have been blessed over the past 16 years in Greeneville with an excellent workforce and are excited about the opportunity to bring more jobs to the Greeneville community. We are also most appreciative of the assistance from the state of Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development that helps make this expansion possible.”

The project includes a 6,300 square-foot expansion to Miller Industries’ Campbell Drive facility, new machinery and equipment, and an additional 40,000 square-feet of rented space.

This expansion brings an entirely new product line to Miller Industries that includes manufacturing and refurbishing large over-the-road trailers that can haul up to 11 vehicles to dealerships. The 6,300-square-foot expansion to its existing plant will be used as a shot blast facility, where imperfections left behind by the welding process are cleaned up before painting the product. The 40,000-square-foot rental space located two blocks away will be used to refurbish the older trailers before they are sent to the shot blast facility for cleaning.

“Greeneville offers a great business climate for new and expanding industries,” Greeneville Mayor W.T. Daniels said. “Miller Industries understands this and has utilized available incentives to take their company to the next level, while helping to create good-paying jobs for our community.”

“We seriously appreciate Miller Industries’ continued confidence in Greeneville,” Greene County Partnership President and CEO Tom Ferguson said. “In today’s economic environment, 58 jobs is a big deal. We are also grateful to the State of Tennessee for again providing the necessary incentives that helped push this project forward.” 

The Greene County Partnership recruited Miller Industries to Greeneville in 1997, and the company currently employs approximately 88 workers in Greene County. Miller Industries is headquartered in Chattanooga and employs 445 workers in Tennessee.


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