West Tennessee company sets $10 million expansion, to add 200 jobs

West Tennessee company sets $10 million expansion, to add 200 jobs

July 17th, 2018 by Staff Report in Breaking News

MTD Consumer Group Inc., which makes outdoor power equipment under the Cub Cadet and Troy-Bilt brands, plans to invest $10 million in its Martin, Tenn., operation and add 200 jobs over the next five years, officials said today.

MTD already is Weakley County's largest private employer.

"I'm very pleased to see MTD move ahead with this investment in Weakley County," said Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam in a statement. "Tennessee's existing companies like MTD are the primary drivers of our state's economic growth."

Steve Baker, MTD's general manager for the Martin facility, said it has operated there since 1985.

"This is home for us and we're blessed to be able to provide meaningful jobs for our community," he said.

MTD's $20 million expansion in 2014 created a foundation for future growth, officials said.