Hydro-Gear is currently taking applications to fill nearly 400 jobs in Huntingdon
HUNTINGDON, TN (WNBJ)-
Hydro-gear makes transmission systems for lawn mowers and other outdoor equipment. They announced in May that they will be locating a new plant in Huntingdon. However, this was no impulse decision it been nearly a year in the making.
“we’re very excited that they came here, selected us, they came in august of 2020 was their first visit here. It took us about 9 months, but they ended up landing here,” says Brad Hurley, the president of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce.
Hydro-Gear is expected to take over the building early this fall with the goal of opening the plant by the end of the year. They are currently hiring nearly 400 new employees.
Governor bill lee says: “Hydro-Gear’s decision to create hundreds of jobs in Huntingdon will have a profound impact on northwest Tennessee. We’re committed to supporting job growth in rural Tennessee, and this investment will spark tremendous economic activity in Carroll county and the region.”
Applications are currently open on the Hydro-Gear website.