Rooted in America

When Troy-Bilt changed the American farming landscape back in 1937 by revolutionizing the rototiller, we were doing something we still strive for today - making the American dream a reality. This reality can be seen in the company's dedicated and loyal employees who continue to make Troy-Bilt a success.

Proudly headquartered in Valley City, Ohio, and with multiple manufacturing locations across the country, including Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi, Troy-Bilt is strongly committed to the communities we're a part of to keep America working as hard as we can.

The Martin, Tennessee, plant manufactures a variety of products, including lawn tractors, zero-turn mowers and log splitters. In this Troy-Bilt Employee Spotlight, Russell C. from the Martin plant shares what it is like to work for Troy-Bilt, how he has grown within the company, and how he feels he makes a difference in his community.

Name: Russell C.

Hometown: Gleason, TN

Troy-Bilt Location: Martin, TN

How long have you worked for Troy-Bilt? I've been working here for 29 years. I started when I was only 18 years old as an assembly line worker and quickly became a team leader. I've grown up with everyone here at the factory and it sure has been an adventure.

What is your favorite product? All of our products are great; I think I've mowed with everything we've ever made! Our zero-turn lawn mowers with the lap bars are a lot of fun to drive and mow with.

What does Troy-Bilt mean to you? The brand stands for dedication and care. I think everyone working at this facility understands that our jobs are a privilege. We all care about what we are making each day and we take pride in our work. Everybody wants this factory to be here for a long time, not just for themselves, but so that future generations have the same opportunity they had.

What makes you proud to be a Troy-Bilt employee? I'm proud to be a part of this great group of people in Martin. We are all active in the local community and our facility is the largest local contributor to United Way and American Cancer Society; we raised more than $100,000 last year alone.

What is your favorite Troy-Bilt memory? To be honest, I have had so many good memories here and it is hard for me to pick just one. When I had just started working here, a co-worker said to me, 'I have to leave now; my wife is having a baby!' He had a healthy baby boy and 22 years later his son is now working here too. It has been an adventure to see the plant grow before my eyes.

 

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