Murphy Hoffman Company, LLC (MHC), also known as Chillicothe Kenworth, in collaboration with JobsOhio, Ohio Southeast Economic Development (OhioSE) and Greater Chillicothe & Ross County Development, Monday announced an investment of over $1.4 million in Ross County, creating 119 new jobs.

The expansion is being supported by a tax credit from the Ohio Department of Development and a $250,000 JobsOhio Grant.

“MHC Kenworth is a longtime employer for southeast Ohioans that have supplied the trucking industry for decades,” said J.P Nauseef, JobsOhio president and CEO. “The company’s commitment to creating 119 new, high-paying manufacturing jobs and its continued growth in the state is a testament to Chillicothe Kenworth’s confidence in Ohio’s talent.”

“Chillicothe is the ideal location for this new facility and we are proud to bring additional jobs to the area,” MHC President Tim Spurgeon said. “We appreciate the collaborative efforts among these organizations as well as all the individuals that have worked diligently to help us deepen our roots in the Chillicothe, Ohio community.”

”Murphy-Hoffman Company’s expansion in its Chillicothe Kenworth facility to further customize Kenworth trucks based on customer preferences and business needs will create some fantastic jobs in Chillicothe and Ross County,” said OhioSE President Mike Jacoby. “OhioSE is pleased to support this project, and we appreciate the company’s investment in our region and our workforce.”

“We are proud that MHC is a Ross County employer,” stated Tammy Eallonardo, Director of Greater Chillicothe & Ross County Development. “Their management practices have made them an ‘employer of choice’ in our region and we are pleased to support their additional investment in our community.”

Murphy-Hoffman Company (MHC) is a full-service dealership network of more than 130 locations across 19 states, including 77 heavy and medium duty truck dealers, 29 MHC Truck Leasing locations, 12 Carrier Transicold locations, seven Truck Source locations, four TRP locations and a RoadReady Center, as well as a wholly-owned finance company, MHC Financial Services. MHC features Kenworth, Volvo, Ford, Hino, Isuzu and Xos Trucks and Carrier Transicold Refrigeration products.

Greater Chillicothe & Ross County Development is a public/private partnership, created for the purpose of advancing, encouraging and promoting the industrial, economic, commercial and civic development of Ross County. To learn more, visit GCRCD.com.

Ohio Southeast Economic Development (OhioSE) is the JobsOhio Network Partner for southern, eastern and southeastern Ohio, providing economic development work and resources in 25 rural counties; they are the newest and geographically the largest of the six regions across the state. OhioSE partners closely with regional development districts, local economic development offices, state agencies and other entities to expand, retain and attract businesses in the counties they serve. Learn more at OhioSE.com.

JobsOhio is a private nonprofit economic development corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention and expansion. The organization also works to seed talent production in its targeted industries and to attract talent to Ohio though Find Your Ohio. JobsOhio works with six regional partners across Ohio: Dayton Development Coalition, Ohio Southeast Economic Development, One Columbus, REDI Cincinnati, Regional Growth Partnership and Team NEO. Learn more at www.jobsohio.com. Follow JobsOhio on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.