General Machine and Tool Company Announces Expansion at Elizabethton, TN

December 13, 2022.  General Machine and Tool Company, Inc. officials announced today

the company will invest $3.7 million to expand manufacturing operations at its headquarters in Elizabethton, Tennessee.  

The expansion, which follows General Machine’s acquisition by Cinco Research Corporation (Cinco Research) in February, will result in the creation of 25 new jobs in Carter County. 

In addition to job creation, through Cinco Research’s recent acquisition of 152 Judge Don Lewis Blvd., General Machine will be able to expand and update its equipment inventory and manufacturing capabilities to reach a larger customer base across the Southeast.  

Founded and headquartered in Elizabethton, Tennessee, General Machine and Tool Company, Inc. is a premier full-service machine part manufacturer and distributor of one-off parts. The company, which primarily serves the Tri-Cities region, has been operating from its Northeast Tennessee facility since 1967. Through the expansion, General Machine will employ roughly 30 people at its sole operations in Carter County. 

Since 2018, TNECD has supported nearly 40 economic development projects in the Northeast Tennessee region, resulting in approximately 3,700 job commitments and $1 billion in capital investment.  

I thank General Machine for creating high-quality jobs for the Tennesseans in one of our state’s most rural regions. The skilled workforce in Carter County will greatly benefit from this company’s investment, and I look forward to seeing the success that follows this expansion.” – Gov. Bill Lee 

“General Machine has called Elizabethton home for more than 50 years, and we are proud that this Tennessee-based brand has once again chosen to do business in the Volunteer State. Today’s announcement is proof that Carter County’s business climate and central location are the ideal match for General Machine.” – TNECD Commissioner Stuart McWhorter 

“Cinco Research is thankful for the support of the State of Tennessee, Tri-Cities, Carter County and the City of Elizabethton in supporting our growth at our fully owned subsidiary, General Machine. This investment will support the expansion of our machine shop contract production for existing and new customers and also the development and production of our in-house products. We will focus on our innovative, patent pending, high temperature reciprocating pumps for nuclear, solar, and energy storage applications, which will support our industrial, energy and defense customers.” – William Sames, president, Cinco Research Corporation 

“TVA and Elizabethton Electric Department congratulate General Machine on its decision to expand operations in Carter County. It’s always an exciting day when we can celebrate a company’s commitment to growth in the Valley. We are proud to partner with the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development and the City of Elizabethton to help support companies like General Machine, that are creating new jobs and investment in the region, and we celebrate this announcement together.” – John Bradley, TVA senior vice president of Economic Development 

I am very pleased to see these jobs coming to Carter County, which is a great location for new and expanding businesses. We wish General Machine a long and prosperous future.” – Sen. Rusty Crowe (R-Johnson City) 

“General Machine has been a valuable member of our business community in Elizabethton for many years. I am grateful the company has chosen to expand its operations here, and I look forward to its continued success in Carter County.” – Rep. John B. Holsclaw, Jr. (R-Elizabethton)