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Outdoor equipment firm to hire 369 in Tennessee

Ariens Company announced Thursday it will invest $38 million in a new manufacturing and warehouse facility to be built in Tennessee.

The outdoor power equipment maker, which is headquartered in Brillion, Wisconsin, will create 369 new jobs in Fayetteville, Tennessee as the company establishes operations in the former Direct Coil Building.

"Ariens Co. isn't just a power equipment company, we're a fifth-generation family business of passionate people dedicated to astounding our customers," Ariens CEO Dan Ariens said in an announcement of the new plant. "This strategic location will bring more of our products to our dealer partners in the fast-growing southern U.S."

Founded in 1933, Ariens Company offers both lawn and garden and snow removal equipment. The company currently employs more than 2,250 people across its operations in Norway, the U.K.,