According to a release from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, the expansion will create 178 jobs over the next three years.
Atwood Mobile, acquired by the Dometic Group in October of 2014, is a leading supplier of appliances, chassis and seating hardware, architectural products and gas detectors, primarily to the North American RV and specialty vehicle markets.
The company plans to expand both the manufacturing and office space at the Greenbrier facility, allowing Atwood to meet growing demand for its products via enhanced operations technologies, capacity and management expertise in closer proximity to Atwood’s Midwest concentrated RV base. With the expansion, Atwood will manufacture furnaces at the Greenbrier facility. In addition to other enhancements, the Greenbrier facility will accommodate the production of RV furnace and gas detection product lines currently produced at Atwood’s Salt Lake City, Utah, facility.
“We are excited about the opportunity to expand our presence in the state of Tennessee,” Tim Stephens, president of Dometic-Atwood’s RV Group, said. “The experienced local management and manufacturing team members bring industry leading capabilities to this project, and we are thus confident this project positions us to meet our growth targets in the future.
“We further appreciate the support at the state and local levels in enabling this investment. Representatives from the state, TVA and Robertson County’s Economic Development team and Industrial Development Board were attentive to our needs and provided a timely assessment of the project and their capabilities, which were instrumental in our ability to make this project a reality.”