TN: Greenheck Group to Establish Corporate Campus in Knoxville, Creating 440 New Jobs | Trade and Industry Development

TN: Greenheck Group to Establish Corporate Campus in Knoxville, Creating 440 New Jobs

May 15, 2024
Greenheck Group selects Knoxville for fourth corporate campus, creating 440 new jobs through company expansion.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Stuart C. McWhorter and Greenheck Group officials announced the company will construct its fourth corporate campus with Knoxville as the newest location.

Greenheck Group will create 440 new jobs and invest $300 million in Knox County initially with room for future growth.

The corporate campus will include manufacturing and warehousing facilities as well as a main office and dedicated space for training and research and development.

Greenheck Group is one of Wisconsin’s largest privately owned manufacturers. The company specializes in manufacturing industrial ventilation equipment, which can be found in schools, malls, office spaces and industrial plants. Today, Greenheck Group employs more than 5,000 people across its operations in the U.S., Mexico and India.

Since 2020, TNECD has supported nearly 130 economic development projects in the East Tennessee region, resulting in approximately 18,000 job commitments and $6.3 billion in capital investment.

“Tennessee is a pro-business state, and we invest in our workforce so that companies like Greenheck Group have a surplus of skilled workers. I welcome Greenheck Group to Tennessee and thank this company for creating hundreds of jobs for the families across the Greater Knoxville region.” – Gov. Bill Lee

“At TNECD, we believe that the relationships built here are the differentiating factor that sets Tennessee apart from other states in the recruitment process. In the last year, we have had the opportunity to get to know Greenheck Group, a wonderful, 77-year-old family-owned business, which shares our values and has a company culture that will be the perfect addition to the Knoxville community. As one of the largest manufacturing projects to locate in Knox County in the last decade, we are excited to see the impact this company will have regionally for years to come.” – TNECD Commissioner Stuart C. McWhorter

“Knoxville’s innovative spirit aligns with the values our founders, the Greenheck brothers, established more than 75 years ago. Our investment in this new campus supports our unwavering commitment to our customers, our team members and the communities in which we are blessed to be part of. We couldn’t be more excited to become part of the vibrant Knoxville community, which provides not only strategic proximity to our customers, but also talented people, outstanding community partners and a welcoming culture.” – Greenheck Group CEO Rich Totzke

“I am thrilled to welcome Greenheck Group to Knox County. This type of economic growth not only creates new jobs but will also boost our overall prosperity. As excited as we are when a company joins our community, it becomes all the more important when that company is out to do more than simply operate a business. Greenheck Group is seeking to become a citizen of our community by enriching the area it is in and driving positive outcomes for everyone involved.” – Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs

“TVA and Knoxville Utilities Board congratulate Greenheck Group on its decision to establish operations and create hundreds of new jobs opportunities in Knoxville. Helping to attract quality jobs and investment to the region is fundamental to TVA’s mission of service. We are proud to partner with Knox County, City of Knoxville, Knoxville Chamber, Industrial Development Board of Knox County, East Tennessee Economic Development Agency and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to further that mission and celebrate this announcement together.” – John Bradley, TVA senior vice president of economic development

“I’m proud to help announce that Greenheck Group will be expanding their successful operations in my district in East Knox County with the addition of 440 new jobs. We are looking forward to working with the company toward a long and prosperous future.” – Sen. Becky Duncan Massey (R-Knoxville)

“The Volunteer State is a fantastic place to do business and I’m grateful that Greenheck Group chose Knox County to expand its operations. This is a significant investment that will create more than 400 new jobs and greatly impact our local economy. I congratulate the company and its employees on their continued success.” – Rep. Dave Wright (R-Corryton)

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