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New Jefferson County automotive plant to bring 300 new jobs

JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. (WATE) - A manufacturer of specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies announced Thursday it will build a plant in Jefferson County, bringing with it more than 300 jobs over the next three years.

Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe announced Fortune 500 company Oshkosh Corporation's new plant is set to be operational next year.

“For more than a century, Oshkosh Corporation has had a reputation for making high quality products and I’d like to welcome this tremendous company to Jefferson City, Tennessee,” Haslam said. “Oshkosh is a perfect addition to the robust manufacturing sector found here in Tennessee. Because of significant investments like Oshkosh’s, Tennessee will lead in the creation of high quality jobs.” 

Oshkosh plans to renovate and occupy the former John Deere building in Jefferson City, and will be installing new machinery in the coming months. The facility will house welding and fabrication operations.

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