Meade Tractor headquarters to move to Kingsport
Meade Tractor announced Wednesday that it has selected Kingsport for its new company headquarters.
The facility will be located at Tri-Cities Crossing and will house all corporate offices and its Tri-Cities Construction store.
The investment is over $4 million. The location will employee more than 30 people and will open in early 2018.
"We chose the Kingsport/Tri-Cities Crossing area as our new corporate headquarters based on the excellent proximity for the Tri-Cities market and the potential for growth with access to two interstates," Meade Tractor President Chuck Meade said. "We have locations in Nashville, Louisville and Knoxville, but we chose Kingsport and the Tri-Cities market as our headquarters based on the region's excellent workforce, quality of living, along with the city of Kingsport's support."
"Meade Tractor's investment is great and hopefully a catalyst for more economic development in this area," Kingsport Mayor John Clark said. "I believe the role of city government is to create an environment that allows the private sector to flourish. Meade Tractor is a great example that partnerships between businesses and government can lead to a recipe for success."
The company added that it has plans for expansion opportunities in the future.
Meade Tractor began operations in 2010 with the purchase of a John Deere dealer in Abingdon. Meade Tractor has since expanded to 18 locations across Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, and West Virginia. The company also announced an acquisition in Kentucky which will add four additional stores.