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Power equipment company expanding in Tenn.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- State business officials say that outdoor power equipment company MTD Consumer Group plans to expand its operations in Martin, adding 225 jobs in the process.

MTD makes both residential and commercial outdoor power equipment. The company's operations in Martin include a lean manufacturing facility with stamping, welding and assembly, along with logistics.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty made the announcement in a news release Monday. Hagerty says MTD has been an important part of Weakley County's business landscape for over 25 years.