McNeilus to Expand Manufacturing Operations - Investing $25.2 Million in Rutherford County and Employ Over 300

Jul 26, 2023 at 12:44 pm by WGNS News

MURFREESBORO, TN - Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Stuart C. McWhorter announced today Minnesota-based McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, will invest $25.2 million to expand its manufacturing presence in Middle Tennessee. That expansion will take place at a Murfreesboro address. 

“We look forward to growing our footprint in Murfreesboro even further with additional welding and fabrication work for our purpose-built vehicles,” said Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Vocational Segment. “This investment will enable us to meet our strategic growth initiatives more effectively, serving the customers who rely on us each day.” 


Nearly one year after announcing plans to locate in Rutherford County with its McNeilus business, an additional 100 new jobs are being created at the Parkway Place facility in Murfreesboro for the fabrication and weldment of custom vehicle components.

“When the city was selected by Oshkosh Corporation as a location for its McNeilus business, I was certain that they would recognize Murfreesboro’s great potential and excellent business climate,” said Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland. “The company’s decision to expand its planned facility is, therefore, not surprising. We appreciate their confidence in our community and look forward to many decades of strong working relationship with a company as well respected and productive as Oshkosh Corporation.”

The expansion will increase the company’s production capacity and allow for building improvements, updated infrastructure, machinery and equipment to better support the company’s global customer base. 

McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc. is a market leader and manufacturer of purpose-built commercial vehicles and equipment. Over the next five years, the Oshkosh Corporation business will employ more than 300 people in Rutherford County.

Chris Jones, president/CEO of Middle Tennessee Electric and current chair of Destination Rutherford, said today’s announcement from Oshkosh Corporation regarding its McNeilus business is a testament to Rutherford County's thriving economic infrastructure.

"We are grateful for Oshkosh’s partnership and look forward to working with them for years to come," Jones said. "Their decision to expand their footprint in Murfreesboro is a vote of confidence in our community and our workforce."

About Destination Rutherford - Since its inception in 2002, Destination Rutherford has been the leader in economic development in Rutherford County and continues to focus on new business attraction, retention and expansion, and developing critical workforce development programs. Over the past five years alone, the Initiative has attracted more than $2 billion in capital investment and helped create, grow, and retain more than 7,400 primary jobs for the county.

About McNeilus - McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, is an industry leader in refuse truck bodies, OEM parts and customer support and service. Our lineup of front loaders, rear loaders and automated side loaders help you handle routes efficiently. We offer an extensive support and service network, mobile service techs across the country, same-day parts availability, and a variety of alternative fuel solutions and services for any refuse vehicle. Whatever your challenge, we’ve been down that route before. 

About Oshkosh Corporation - At Oshkosh (NYSE: OSK), we make innovative, mission-critical equipment to help everyday heroes advance communities around the world. Headquartered in Wisconsin, Oshkosh Corporation employs approximately 15,000 team members worldwide, all united behind a common cause: to make a difference in people’s lives. Oshkosh products can be found in more than 150 countries under the brands of JLG®, Hinowa, Pierce®, MAXIMETAL, Oshkosh® Defense, McNeilus®, IMT®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™ Communications, Oshkosh® Airport Products and Pratt Miller. For more information, visit

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