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Zwirner Equipment Company to open new facility in Trousdale

CBJ Admin
Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013

Manufacturing company to invest $750,000 and create up to 24 jobs

HARTSVILLE – Zwirner Equipment Company has announced it will open a new facility in Hartsville. Zwirner Equipment LLC’s relocation to Tennessee from Ohio represents a $750,000 investment and the creation of 24 new jobs.

Zwirner Equipment Company will be located in the former SteelTek building in the Hartsville-Trousdale County Industrial Park at 580 Industrial Park Drive. The building has been empty for more than three years. Zwirner Equipment LLC and the Four Lake Authority, which represents a five-county area including Trousdale, Smith, Macon, Wilson and Sumner, have started renovating the property and expect to add about 24 jobs over the next three years.

Zwirner Equipment Company will be working with the Tennessee College of Applied Technology to assist with the workforce.

“Hartsville and the state of Tennessee provide a business environment that will be lower in cost for startup and general operation,” Zwirner Equipment Company President Eric Zwirner said. “Another prominent factor is the growing market in the southeast and the ability to export from Tennessee to Canada and South America.

“I’m looking forward to being an active part of the Hartsville community and will look for opportunities to engage vendors from the area,” Zwirner added. “This is a centralized location for us in respect to both customers and key suppliers.”

Zwirner Equipment Company will provide stainless steel processing equipment for liquid products to the food, dairy, beverage and chemical industries. Zwirner business will involve sales, purchasing and remanufacturing. Staffing needs will require welders, machinists, mechanics, polishers, laborers and office personnel.

“The Four Lake Board and staff are pleased to play a role in supporting jobs for our region,” Four Lake Authority chairman and Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto said. “Zwirner Equipment helps diversify the business sector in the region and will enhance our corporate community.”

“It is exciting to see a vacant building converted into a home for viable jobs in Hartsville,” Four Lake Authority Executive Director Don Rigsby added. “Four Lake appreciates everyone’s assistance and cooperation on this project.”

The announcement was made official by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Tuesday. Anyone interested in applying for one of these positions can email their resume to

“When companies choose to relocate their company to Tennessee, it reinforces our position as the best state to do business,” Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty said in a release. “We offer businesses unparalleled logistical advantages, a central location and the kind of business-friendly environment where entrepreneurial spirit thrives. I want to welcome Zwirner Equipment Company to Tennessee and thank them for their valuable investment.”

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