Monday, March 02 2020
Wednesday, November 13 2019
Chattanooga, TN -- Volkswagen of America marked the start of construction for its electric vehicle production facility. The Chattanooga site, where production begins in 2022, will be Volkswagen's North American assembly base for electric vehicles on the Modular Electric Drive Matrix (MEB). The company also announced it intends to build a plant for the assembly of battery packs for EVs at the Chattanooga site.
“This is a big, big moment for this company,” said Scott Keogh, president and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America. “Expanding local production sets the foundation for our sustainable growth in the U.S. Electric vehicles are the future of mobility and Volkswagen will build them for millions of people. "
Friday, September 27 2019
By Scott Harrison
Chattanooga, TN -- Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe, and Nippon Paint (USA) Inc. CEO Tetsuro Fujita announced that Nippon Paint will invest approximately $60 million to establish a facility in Chattanooga.
Nippon Paint (USA) will create 150 jobs in Hamilton County over the next five to seven years.
Friday, August 30 2019
Nashville, TN -- Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Ernst & Young LLP (EY) officials announced that the global professional services firm will invest more than $20 million to establish a facility to deliver tax managed services for clients and tax technology operations in Nashville. EY expects to create more than 600 jobs over the next five years.
“EY’s decision to create hundreds of technology and service delivery jobs in Nashville affirms our ongoing efforts to bring high quality jobs to Tennessee,” Haslam said. “Tennessee’s pro-growth policies continue to attract leading international businesses to our state. I’d like to thank EY for making this major investment in Middle Tennessee and bringing us one step closer to making Tennessee the top state in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”
“Tennessee is a growing home for major international businesses, particularly in the tech sector,” Rolfe said. “Since 2013, the number of tech jobs in the Nashville region has increased by almost 30 percent, far outpacing the national average. Thank you, EY, for this significant investment in Middle Tennessee. These are exactly the kind of high quality jobs we want in Tennessee.”
Friday, August 16 2019
Company Will Create 34 Jobs and invest $860,000 in new Decatur County location
Nashville, TN -- Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Good Sportsman Marketing (GSM Outdoors) officials announced that the company will locate new operations in Decatur County.
The hunting and sporting goods manufacturing company will invest approximately $860,000 and create 34 new jobs in Parsons.
Governor Lee, Commissioner Rolfe Announce Xtend Healthcare, LLC to Expand Middle Tennessee Operations
Wednesday, June 26 2019
By Scott Harrison, TNECD
Nashville, TN -- Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Xtend Healthcare, LLC officials announced that the company plans to invest $1.3 million and create 200 jobs in Hendersonville.
Headquartered in Hendersonville, Xtend Healthcare is an industry leader and provider of comprehensive revenue cycle solutions for hospitals, physicians, and other healthcare providers. Founded in 2009, Xtend Healthcare employs more than 700 professionals in Tennessee. Worldwide, the company employs more than 1,000.
Monday, May 20 2019
Nashville, TN -- Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Medacta USA officials announced that the orthopedic and medical device maker will relocate its U.S. headquarters to Middle Tennessee from Chicago.
Thursday, February 28 2019
Beverage company will invest $10.3 million, create approximately 200 jobs
Murfreesboro, TN — Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe announced that The ICEE Company will establish its headquarters in La Vergne and create approximately 200 jobs in Rutherford County over the next five years.
“Every kid and every parent in America has craved an ICEE at one point or another, and now we’re so excited that this iconic company has chosen to call Tennessee home,” Lee said. “Tennessee is home to many major internationally recognized brand names, and we’re so proud to add ICEE to our list. This is great news for La Vergne and our entire state.”
Thursday, February 21 2019
Auto supplier to invest $11.4 million, create 58 new jobs in Robertson County
Nashville, TN — Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe announced today that Togo North America Inc. will invest $11.4 million to establish a production facility in Portland and create 58 jobs over the next five years.
Togo North America, a subsidiary of Japan-based Togo Seisakusyo Corporation, produces automotive parts, including hose clamps, return springs and flat springs.
“Tennessee is an ideal place for international manufacturers and offers them a wide range of advantages,” Lee said. “I’d like to thank Togo North America for its commitment to Robertson County and we welcome the company to Tennessee.”
Thursday, February 07 2019
Hotel management software company to create 45 new jobs
Nashville, TN — Quore announced that it will expand its Franklin operations. The hotel management software company will create 45 new jobs and invest approximately $780,000 in Williamson County.
“Tennessee prides itself on being the perfect location for companies not only seeking to locate new operations, but also for companies looking to expand,” Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said. “I appreciate Quore on its decision to expand in Williamson County and create more than 40 jobs, which will almost double the company’s current employment in Tennessee.”
“I congratulate Quore on its decision to expand in Franklin,” TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe said. “In 2018 alone, more than 800 new jobs were created in Williamson County and I appreciate Quore for creating even more high-quality jobs for the citizens of Franklin. I thank Quore for its continued investment in our state and look forward to seeing this company continue to succeed in Tennessee.”
Monday, January 28 2019
Chattanooga chosen as company’s U.S. base for electric vehicle production
Nashville, TN — Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe along with Volkswagen AG announced that Chattanooga will be home to the company’s first electric vehicle manufacturing facility in North America.
The project represents an investment of $800 million by Volkswagen and the creation of 1,000 jobs in Hamilton County.
“The shift toward electric vehicles is a trend that can be seen worldwide, and Volkswagen’s decision to locate its first North American EV manufacturing facility in Chattanooga underscores Tennessee’s manufacturing strength and highly-skilled workforce,” Haslam said. “As one of Hamilton County’s top employers, these additional 1,000 jobs will have a lasting impact on the region. I thank Volkswagen for its partnership and also applaud the company for its ongoing commitment to education and workforce alignment, which helps Tennessee build a pipeline of talent for years to come.”
Wednesday, January 09 2019
Nashville-based manufacturer investing $9 million, creating 70 jobs
Nashville, TN — Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Military Systems Group, Inc. (MSG) officials announced that the Nashville-based manufacturer will expand its operations in Davidson County and anticipates creating 70 new jobs during the next five years.
“The strength of Middle Tennessee’s robust economy is built around companies like MSG,” Rolfe said. “We look forward to the benefits these new high-quality jobs will have for residents in Davidson County.”
Founded in 1977 to manufacture the legendary .50 caliber machine gun, MSG now designs and manufactures specialty weapons mounting systems for various U.S. national defense programs. The company caters primarily to the U.S. Government and also supports U.S. partners and allies around the globe.
Thursday, December 06 2018
Boat manufacturer to create nearly 100 jobs in Dickson County
Nashville, TN — Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Ebbtide Holdings LLC officials announced that the boat manufacturer will establish a plant in White Bluff and create nearly 100 jobs over the next five years.
“With our rich manufacturing legacy and pro-business environment, Tennessee is a place where leading businesses can invest and provide quality jobs for our residents,” Rolfe said. “I’d like to thank Ebbtide Holdings LLC for investing in Dickson County and bringing boat manufacturing back to White Bluff.”
Ebbtide Holdings LLC, makers of Boca Bay and Aquasport boats, is locating operations in an existing industrial building at 2545 Jones Creek Road in Dickson County. Ebbtide Holdings LLC is investing in facility upgrades and anticipates the 140,000-square-foot plant will be operational in the fourth quarter of 2018. The company will manufacture center console sporting boats ranging from 20 to 30 feet in length at the new facility.
Governor Haslam, Commissioner Rolfe Announce Portobello America, Inc. to Locate US Headquarters, First US Production Facility in Baxter
Monday, December 03 2018
Ceramic tile manufacturer to create 220 jobs
Baxter, TN — Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Portobello America, Inc. officials announced that the company will locate its U.S. headquarters and first U.S. production facility in Baxter. The ceramic tile manufacturer will create 220 jobs and invest approximately $150 million in Putnam County, which represents the largest announcement in Baxter during the Haslam administration.
“Portobello’s decision to locate its new production facility and U.S. headquarters and create more than 200 in Baxter will be transformational for the community,” Haslam said. “In Tennessee, we have created a business-friendly environment that promotes growth in all of our communities across the state and I appreciate Portobello for seeing what great assets Tennessee and Putnam County have to offer. I look forward to seeing this company succeed in our state and with investments like this, Tennessee will lead in the creation of high-quality jobs.”
Wednesday, November 14 2018
Nashville to be home to 5,000 new jobs
Nashville, TN — Amazon announced its decision to create 5,000 new jobs in Nashville in its new Operations Center of Excellence.
The Operations Center of Excellence will serve as the company’s Eastern U.S. hub for the company’s Retail Operations division and will be located in downtown Nashville. Nashville and the state of Tennessee will benefit from Amazon’s 5,000 full-time, high-paying jobs, $230 million in capital investment and one million square feet of energy-efficient office space. Currently, the company employs approximately 2,500 people in the Nashville region across four distribution centers. Amazon invested more than $5 billion into Tennessee between 2011-2017, including customer fulfillment infrastructure and employee compensation. Company investments have added more than $4 billion to Tennessee’s GDP.
Amazon’s decision to create 5,000 new jobs at its Operations Center of Excellence in Nashville makes this the largest jobs announcement since the inception of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Partnership 2020 economic development initiative in 1990.
Friday, November 09 2018
Automotive and appliance supplier investing approximately $14 million
“Tennessee’s existing businesses are the driving force behind our economic growth and job creation,” Rolfe said. “Truform’s expansion underscores the many advantages Tennessee offers global businesses. This is Truform’s third major expansion since 2012, and I’d like to thank the company for creating nearly 90 quality job opportunities in Middle Tennessee and strengthening its commitment to Dickson County.”
Monday, October 29 2018
North American bakery to create 90 jobs
Nashville, TN — Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Weston Foods officials announced the company will expand its Maplehurst Bakeries, LLC operations in Wilson County. The bakery company will create 90 new jobs and invest $53 million in Lebanon.
“I want to thank Maplehurst for choosing to expand its operations in Lebanon,” Rolfe said. “Since 2011, TNECD has supported the creation more than 4,000 new jobs in Wilson County and I appreciate Weston Foods for bringing 90 new jobs to Lebanon and for continuing to invest in our state. I look forward to seeing this company continue to succeed in Tennessee and in Wilson County.”
Tuesday, October 09 2018
Canadian manufacturer to invest nearly $6.4 million, create 80 jobs in Lawrenceburg
Lawrenceburg, TN — Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Craig Manufacturing Ltd. officials announced that the company will establish its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Lawrenceburg.
Craig Manufacturing plans to invest nearly $6.4 million and create 80 jobs in Lawrence County during the next five years.
“I’m pleased Craig Manufacturing, a third-generation, family-owned business, has picked Lawrence County, Tennessee as the home of its U.S. operations,” Rolfe said. “Because of exceptional international businesses like Craig Manufacturing, Tennessee continues to be a leading state for foreign direct investment. Craig Manufacturing will be a tremendous addition to Lawrence County and we are grateful that it will bring high quality jobs to this thriving community.”
Tuesday, October 09 2018
Photo Caption: Representatives of the TCAA; the Cities of Bristol, Kingsport and Johnson City, Tennessee; and Sullivan County and Washington County, Tennessee; as well as State of Tennessee officials celebrate the next phase of development for Aerospace Park.
Blountville, TN – Community leaders and construction vehicles were on site at Tri-Cities Airport setting the stage for the next phase of Aerospace Park site development.
Site construction in Aerospace Park will begin tomorrow and is scheduled to be completed in late fall 2020. Once this phase of construction is complete, Aerospace Park will have a total of 105 acres ready for immediate development.
Aerospace Park already offers 32 acres ready for development. TCAA staff continue to heavily promote the current availability of the site to target industries. The completion of each phase of Aerospace Park development has offered additional promotional benefits and recognition for the site.
Tuesday, September 04 2018
Distillery to create 52 jobs
Nashville, TN — Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Corsair Distillery officials announced the company will expand its operations in Davidson County. The distillery will create 52 new jobs and invest $11.1 million in Nashville.
“I want to thank Corsair for choosing to expand its operations in Davidson County and for creating 52 new jobs in Nashville,” Rolfe said. “Tennessee puts a major emphasis on creating a business-friendly environment that not only makes our state a perfect location for new businesses to locate operations, but also makes it the ideal place for existing companies to expand. I look forward to seeing Corsair’s continued success in our state and continuing our partnership with this great company.”
Tuesday, June 19 2018
Metal, millwork and stonework manufacturer to create 50 new jobs
Nashville, TN -- Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Tate Ornamental, Inc. officials announced it will expand its White House operations. The metal, millwork and stonework manufacturer will create 50 new jobs and invest $6 million in Robertson County.
“I want to thank Tate Ornamental for choosing to expand in Robertson County and for its continued investment in White House,” Rolfe said. “Since 2011, more than 77,000 jobs have been created in the manufacturing sector and I appreciate Tate Ornamental for creating 50 new manufacturing jobs in White House.”
Tate Ornamental is a family owned and operated company that has been in business since 1988. The company manufactures ornamental metal, architectural millwork and stonework for many industries including hospitality, corporate offices, shopping centers, museums, government buildings and more.
Friday, June 15 2018
Electric motor manufacturer to create 300 new jobs
Lexington, TN — Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Nidec Motor Company officials announced that the company will expand its current operations in Lexington. The electric motor manufacturer will create 301 new jobs and invest $18 million in Henderson County.
“I want to thank Nidec for choosing to expand its operations in Lexington and for creating more than 300 new jobs in Henderson County,” Haslam said. “This is a big deal for Lexington and one of the largest economic development announcements we’ve had here since 2011. I appreciate Nidec for continuing to invest in Henderson County and helping Tennessee lead in the creation of high-quality jobs.”
Monday, May 14 2018
Manufacturer to invest $3.4 million, create nearly 70 jobs
Nashville, TN — Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Coil Design Corporation officials announced that the manufacturer will invest $3.4 million to establish its corporate headquarters and a manufacturing plant in Dayton.
Coil Design Corporation plans to create nearly 70 jobs over the next two years.
“For decades, Dayton has had a rich manufacturing legacy, especially in skilled trades that supply the HVAC industry,” Rolfe said. “By establishing its headquarters and production in Dayton, Coil Design Corporation will play a crucial role in boosting the local economy and providing jobs for the citizens of Rhea County. I’d like to thank Coil Design Corporation’s leadership for the confidence it has in the skilled workforce of Rhea County and look forward to its future impact on the community.”
Thursday, April 12 2018
Van Hool to employ up to 600 workers at state-of-the-art facility
Morristown, TN — At the referral of site selection consulting firm Global Location Strategies, Van Hool – one of world’s largest manufacturers of buses, coaches and industrial vehicles – has selected Morristown, Tennessee for the site of its first North American manufacturing plant. Van Hool officials announced the decision along with Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam at a press conference today in Morristown.
Van Hool, which is headquartered in Koningshooikt (Lier), Belgium, will invest more than $47 million in a new 500,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art manufacturing facility used predominantly for building public transportation buses. Initial production output is estimated at 400 buses annually. Construction will begin in mid-2018 with completion scheduled for 2020.
Governor Haslam, Commissioner Rolfe Announce ATLASBX Co., LTD to Locate First US Manufacturing Facility in Clarksville
Monday, April 09 2018
Automotive battery manufacturer to create 200 jobs
Clarksville, TN — Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and ATLASBX Co., LTD officials announced that the company will locate its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Clarksville. The global automotive battery manufacturer will invest $75 million and create approximately 200 jobs in Montgomery County.
“We are proud to welcome ATLASBX to our state and thank the company for choosing Clarksville as the location for its first US manufacturing facility,” Haslam said. “Our central location and business-friendly environment continue to make Tennessee the perfect place for manufacturing companies to locate operations. I appreciate ATLASBX for creating approximately 200 jobs in Montgomery County and this investment is one more example of how Tennessee will lead in the creation of high-quality jobs.”
Wednesday, February 21 2018
Fabricated wire and metal display manufacturer to create 20 new jobs
Nashville, TN — Nashville Display announced that it will expand its operations in Dover. The fabricated wire and metal display manufacturer will create 20 jobs and invest $3 million in Stewart County.
“I want to thank Nashville Display on its decision to expand its operations in Dover,” TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe said. “This is the first announcement we have had in Stewart County since 2011, and I appreciate the company for continuing to invest in our state and for creating 20 new jobs in Stewart County.”
Nashville Display designs, prototypes and manufactures both standard and custom retail displays and fixtures. The company works with major retail stores such as Cracker Barrel, Dollar General and Tractor Supply.
Monday, December 18 2017
Kitchen cabinet and flooring company to invest $6.5 million, create nearly 70 jobs
Nashville, TN -- Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Cabinets To Go officials announced that the Lawrenceburg-based company will expand its operations in Lawrence County. Cabinets To Go plans to invest $6.5 million and create nearly 70 new jobs in Lawrenceburg.
“Just last year, Cabinets To Go made a major investment to make Lawrence County the hub for its distribution and corporate operations,” Rolfe said. “Cabinets To Go’s decision to expand its manufacturing capabilities in Lawrenceburg is a testament to the region’s strong workforce and a business environment in Tennessee that supports job creation. I’d like to thank Cabinets To Go for investing further in Lawrenceburg and creating nearly 70 high quality jobs in Lawrence County.”
Tuesday, November 14 2017
Manufacturer to invest $2 million, create approximately 50 jobs
Monday, October 30 2017
Custom glass manufacturer to create 54 new jobs
Nashville, TN — Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe along with Techni-Glass, Inc. officials announced the company will expand in Surgoinsville. The custom glass manufacturer will invest $1.5 million and create 54 new jobs in Hawkins County.
“I want to thank Techni-Glass for choosing to expand in Surgoinsville and for creating over 50 new jobs in Hawkins County,” Rolfe said. “This is the third announcement we have had in Hawkins County since May, and it is great news that Techni-Glass is helping us continue this momentum in Hawkins County and the state of Tennessee by expanding here.”
Wednesday, August 30 2017
Food service industry equipment manufacturer to create 67 new jobs
Tuesday, June 13 2017
Urgent care clinic to create 70 new jobs
“The healthcare industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in Tennessee,” Rolfe said. “Employment in the healthcare industry has grown by 9 percent in Tennessee since 2010 and I want to thank Fast Pace for making this industry even larger by creating 70 new jobs for Wayne County residents. I appreciate Face Pace for its investment in Tennessee and Waynesboro and I look forward to our future partnership.”
Governor Haslam, Commissioner Rolfe Announce Miyake Forging North America Corporation to Locate First U.S. Manufacturing Operations in Hawkins County
Tuesday, June 13 2017
Japanese automotive bearing parts manufacturer to invest $13.7 million, create 60 new jobs
Surgoinsville, TN — Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Miyake Forging North America Corporation officials announced the company will build a new automotive bearing parts manufacturing facility in Surgoinsville.
Miyake Forging North America Corporation will create 60 jobs and invest $13.7 million in the company’s first U.S. manufacturing operations that will better supply the company’s North American customers due to increased product demand.
“I’d like to welcome Miyake to Tennessee and look forward to the company’s future in Hawkins County,” Rolfe said. “Tennessee prides itself on craftsmanship and manufacturing excellence and I’m pleased that Miyake has chosen to call Tennessee home.”
Friday, June 09 2017
Global retailer to create more than 500 new jobs
Nashville, TN — Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Gap Inc. officials announced that the global retailer will create more than 500 jobs at the company’s distribution center in Sumner County.
Gap Inc. is investing approximately $41.7 million in its Gallatin distribution campus on Gap Boulevard. The new capital investment will go into technology upgrades as Gap Inc. expands its online fulfillment capabilities in Sumner County.
“Gap Inc.’s latest commitment to create more than 500 new jobs is yet another confirmation that Tennessee’s central location and skilled workforce make it the ideal place for global companies to operate major distribution facilities,” Haslam said. “Gap Inc. has long been a crucial part of Sumner County and this significant expansion brings us closer to our goal of making Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”
Tuesday, April 11 2017
48 sites have now been certified through the program
Nashville, TN — The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development announced four new Select Tennessee Certified Sites.
The Select Tennessee program was launched in 2012 to help Tennessee communities prepare available industrial sites for investment and expansion. The program sets rigorous standards to give companies reliable information during the site selection process. To date, 48 sites have been certified. The four newest sites and their local sponsoring agencies include:
Wednesday, March 08 2017
Headquarters will create up to 25 new jobs in Greater Nashville
Nashville, TN — Orchids Paper Products (NYSE MKT: TIS), a leader in the private label tissue industry, announced that it is establishing its headquarters in Brentwood, creating up to 25 jobs in Williamson County.
“Tennessee’s business-friendly environment and high quality workforce have attracted some of the world’s most recognizable brands to our state,” TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe said. “We’re thankful that Orchids Paper, like countless other companies over the years, has decided to call Tennessee home. We look forward to establishing a strong and lasting partnership with Orchids Paper as it establishes its headquarters in Williamson County and creates high quality job opportunities.”
Wednesday, March 01 2017
$96 Million Total Highwoods Investment at Ovation in Franklin
Raleigh, NC — Mars Petcare, one of the world’s leading pet care providers, has selected Highwoods to develop its U.S. headquarters at Ovation in the Cool Springs district of Franklin, TN, one of Nashville’s BBDs (Best Business Districts).
Highwoods will develop 224,000 square feet in two connected LEED-Gold certified office buildings. The projected cost of this 100% pre-leased development project with structured parking is $96 million, including the value of Highwoods-owned land. Construction is scheduled to begin in the third quarter of 2017 with a second quarter 2019 targeted completion date.
Ovation, encompassing 145 overall acres, will be a high-density, mixed-use development with 56 acres of perpetually-dedicated preserved green space. Highwoods is the owner and developer of the office portion of Ovation, which is planned for up to 1.4 million square feet.
Friday, December 16 2016
Chattanooga, TN -- U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) applauded the announcement by Wacker Chemical that the company will make an additional $150 million investment at its Charleston, Tenn. production plant, which will create 50 new jobs in Bradley County.
“Today’s announcement that Wacker will invest an additional $150 million and create 50 new jobs at its Charleston plant is outstanding news for Bradley County and surrounding areas,” said Corker. “These high-quality jobs will benefit Tennessee families in a real way, and I thank Wacker for its continued investment in our state. I also appreciate the work Governor Haslam and his economic development team did to make this important expansion a reality.”
The $150 million investment adds to the $2.5 billion investment the company has made in its polysilicon production plant in Bradley County since 2009. The company currently employs more than 600 individuals.
Tuesday, December 06 2016
Food manufacturer investing $49 million, creating 105 jobs
Nashville, TN -- Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd and Leclerc Foods officials announced that the food producer will establish its U.S. headquarters in Kingsport and expand production operations.
Leclerc Foods is investing approximately $49 million to establish a second facility in Kingsport and create 105 new jobs. The facility will include a new manufacturing line for granola bars, warehousing and distribution space as well as Leclerc Foods’ U.S. headquarters operations.
“Leclerc Foods’ decision to bring its U.S. headquarters to Kingsport is a prime example of our economic development efforts hitting on all cylinders,” Haslam said. “Since first establishing a new manufacturing plant in Kingsport eight years ago, Leclerc Foods has expanded considerably.
Monday, October 31 2016
With an investment of over 50 million dollars, the new plant is equipped with the sector’s latest technology, becoming the group’s most advanced production center worldwide. The new facility, dedicated to producing rear view systems, is bringing advanced manufacturing jobs to the state of Tennessee.
Detroit, MI -- Ficosa, a top-tier global provider devoted to the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of high-technology vision, safety, connectivity and efficiency systems for the automotive and mobility sectors, has boosted its presence in the United States by opening a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Cookeville, Tennessee. With an investment of over 50 million dollars, the new plant is equipped with the sector’s latest technology, becoming the most advanced in Ficosa’s global portfolio.
The Cookeville facility, which has a total surface area of 270,000 square feet, is dedicated to producing rear view systems for automotive manufacturers such as Nissan, Ford, Volkswagen, Fiat Chrysler and General Motors. As a leader in painting and injection processes, the plant has an average production capacity of 4.5 million rear view mirrors and will add nearly 500 new and advanced manufacturing jobs in the U.S. and Tennessee.
Governor Haslam, Commissioner Boyd Announce It's International Corporation to Locate Global Headquarters, Manufacturing Operations in Knox County
Monday, October 24 2016
Manufacturer to create 200 jobs with first U.S. manufacturing, R&D facility
Nashville, TN -- Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd and HTS International Corporation officials announced the advanced manufacturer will invest $21.4 million to establish its global headquarters and new U.S. manufacturing facility in Knox County. HTS International plans to create 200 jobs during the next four years.
“A global company can choose to establish its headquarters anywhere in the world. HTS International’s decision to establish its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Knox County underscores our skilled workforce and the hub of advanced manufacturing activity in Tennessee,” Haslam said. “Thanks to HTS International for investing in our state and bringing us another step closer to making Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”
Monday, June 06 2016
Global automotive manufacturing company is seeking employees for new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in middle Tennessee
Detroit, MI -- Ficosa North America, a branch of the global automotive technology manufacturing company Ficosa International, is now hiring hundreds of employees from a variety of skill levels and educational backgrounds for their new 270,000 square foot automotive manufacturing facility in Cookeville, Tennessee, which is about 80 miles east of Nashville.
“We’re looking to fill positions practically from top to bottom,” said Fred Zicard, vice president of Ficosa North America. “From production and project managers, technicians and engineers, to human resource specialists and assembly and warehouse workers. There are a lot of opportunities for anyone who has the skills and desire to be a part of building the car of the future. Some of our more successful employees even get the opportunity to live and work in other countries.”
Monday, May 23 2016
Company to invest $5.1 million, create 51 jobs
Nashville, TN -- Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Bath Fitter Manufacturing, Inc. officials announced the company will expand in Springfield. Bath Fitter will invest $5.1 million and create 51 jobs in Robertson County.
“It says a lot about our state when a company chooses to expand here, and I want to thank Bath Fitter for expanding in Robertson County,” Boyd said. “With over 333,000 Tennesseans employed in the manufacturing sector, it is great news that Bath Fitter will be adding jobs to this steadily growing sector. Thanks, Bath Fitter, for creating these jobs for our Team Tennessee workforce and I look forward to our future partnership.”
Wednesday, April 20 2016
Portland, OR and Nashville, TN -- Harry’s Fresh Foods, a Portland, Oregon-based manufacturer of premium refrigerated and frozen soups, entrées, sides and desserts, announced its intention to expand operations with a production facility in Nashville, Tenn.
“This expansion increases Harry’s capacity on both sides of the country and enables us to offer the same high-quality products with less distance to travel,” said Harry’s Fresh Foods CEO Jamie Colbourne. “Having a 200,000-square-foot facility east of the Rocky Mountains improves efficiency and available delivered shelf life on the company’s fresh, natural and organic products.”
The reduced travel distance for products also has environmental benefits that align well with Harry’s fresh, natural and organic approach.
Thursday, March 10 2016
Memphis, TN -- Varco Pruden Buildings announced its 2016 Hall of Fame winners. This annual competition recognizes top projects by Varco Pruden (VP) builders that display innovation and excellence through the integration of VP building systems, products, architectural appearance, end use and design.
A total of 58 projects in 16 different building categories are included in this year’s Hall of Fame Awards.
“This year’s competition produced some impressive examples of the capabilities of our builder network,” said Jim Peckham, marketing manager at Varco Pruden. “Our building systems can meet the needs of virtually any commercial or industrial end-use. The list of winning projects shows the range of size, shape and architectural complexity that can be accomplished by our authorized builders and VP products.”
“The Hall of Fame awards provide an extraordinary opportunity to celebrate and recognize exceptional builders. These winners reflect the broad scope of capabilities and variety of end-use possibilities for buildings constructed by our builder network. VP builders consistently produce incredible results for their clients,” said Chuck Haslebacher, president of Varco Pruden.
This year’s Best of Category winners are listed below. For a list of all the winners, click here.
About Varco Pruden Buildings
Varco Pruden Buildings is a division of BlueScope Buildings North America, Inc. Through advanced engineering and proprietary building products, Varco Pruden provides innovative steel building solutions worldwide for low-rise commercial and industrial applications – including offices, warehouses, schools, manufacturing and retail projects. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., Varco Pruden markets its products through a network of more than 1,000 authorized builders within the United States and Canada. Varco Pruden is a member of the MBMA, CSSBI and the USGBC. For additional information, visit www.vp.com.
Varco Pruden Buildings, a division of BlueScope Buildings North America, Inc.
Thursday, December 17 2015
Memphis, TN -- Varco Pruden Buildings (VP) is pleased to announce that their national headquarters in Memphis, Tenn. was recognized a second time this year as a top place to work. The Memphis Commercial Appeal ranked VP in the top 10 Top Workplaces 2015 in the small size category (under 100 employees).
The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The employee survey was conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. The survey criteria included topics on salary, benefits, employee engagement, and workplace environment.
Tennessee Governor Haslam, Commissioner Boyd Announce Regal Entertainment Group to Relocate New Corporate Headquarters in Knoxville
Friday, October 23 2015
Nashville, TN -- Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Regal Entertainment Group announced the company will locate its new corporate headquarters on Knoxville’s South Waterfront.
Allied Dispatch Solutions plans to locate in Johnson City, hire nearly 500 workers, 85 new jobs created
Friday, October 16 2015
Johnson City, TN -- Allied Dispatch Solutions will significantly expand its operations in the region, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s office announced this afternoon.
The company is locating in Johnson City and Carter County with a plan to hire nearly 500 workers.
Company CEO Anthony Royer said in a news conference Thursday afternoon, “Mostly what can are going to bring to play is the culture. It’s about the people who care about other people. When we care about people and we when when we have our employees on the phone they are a representation of for all of us – this community. “-- Allied Dispatch
Friday, August 28 2015
Nashville, TN -- Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee officials recently announced the company will expand its automotive components and systems manufacturing plant in Maryville making it one of the largest operating campuses in DENSO Corporation’s worldwide operations.
With a workforce of more than 3,100 employees, DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee is Blount County’s largest employer. The company will create 500 new jobs and invest $400 million to expand its manufacturing capabilities and construct a new warehouse. Due to expanded production needs at two of the company’s manufacturing plants, the existing warehouse will be converted to manufacturing space and a new consolidated warehouse will be built on the company’s current campus.
“We want to congratulate DENSO on its latest expansion and the 500 new jobs they will create in Maryville and Blount County,” Haslam said. “Today’s announcement is another indication of the momentum Tennessee has in the automotive manufacturing sector. As the largest employer in Blount County, DENSO supports numerous families throughout East Tennessee, and we are grateful for the company’s commitment and continued investment in our state.”
Tennessee Governor Haslam, Commissioner Boyd Announce Ryder Supply Chain Solutions To Expand Spring Hill Operations
Friday, August 14 2015
Nashville, TN -- Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Ryder Supply Chain Solutions officials recently announced the company will expand its warehousing, transportation, kitting and assembly operations in Spring Hill. The announcement represents an investment of $16.5 million and the creation of 606 new jobs in Maury County.
“Tennessee’s central geographic location and incredible logistics infrastructure offer companies around the world a great setting for growth and success,” Haslam said. “Our goal to make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs is made possible with the support of companies like Ryder, and we want to thank them for choosing to expand in Spring Hill and adding more than 600 new jobs to the Maury County workforce.”
“Tennessee is the top state in the nation for overall infrastructure and global access making it an outstanding choice for Ryder’s latest expansion,” Boyd said. “As a state, we strive to leverage Tennessee’s inherent advantages with the success of our thriving key sectors to create an environment that supports both newly located companies and existing industry expansions. I appreciate Ryder’s continued investment in Tennessee and for creating hundreds of new jobs in Spring Hill.”
Thursday, July 02 2015
Memphis, TN -- NIKE, Inc. announced the opening of the new North America Logistics Campus – Memphis (NALC-Memphis), its largest distribution center worldwide. Located in Memphis, Tenn., this state-of-the-art, 2.8 million square foot facility holds all three product lines – footwear, apparel and equipment – under one roof and distributes Nike and Jordan Brand products to individual consumers, wholesale customers and Nike’s own retail channels.
“Nike's focus on the consumer is relentless. We built NALC-Memphis to enhance our ability to provide our consumers what they want: premium Nike products delivered quickly and efficiently. When we deliver like this for our consumers, we grow and expand our business. Through successful partnerships with state and local government, we’ve built a premier logistics center that meets the increasing demands of our consumers and our wholesale customers, while also ensuring that the facility meets our high standards for sustainability,” said Eric Sprunk, Chief Operating Officer at Nike. “By establishing NALC-Memphis, we’re setting a new standard for Nike.”
Thursday, June 25 2015
First Data Center to Locate on Repurposed Coal Generation Site
Stevenson, AL -- The Tennessee Valley Authority announced today that Google has chosen TVA’s Widows Creek soon-to-be retired coal plant site in North Alabama to build its newest data center – the14th across the globe. Joining TVA’s President and CEO Bill Johnson and TVA Chairman Joe Ritch in the announcement were Robert Bentley, Governor of Alabama, local and state officials and Gary Demasi, Google Director of Data Center Energy and Location Strategy.
“This is a big day for TVA,” Bill Johnson said. “The partnership between the Alabama Department of Commerce, Jackson County Economic Development Authority, and TVA helped secure an innovative, global technology company to the Valley.”
TVA’s board of directors approved the closure of Widows Creek earlier this year following EPA’s release of coal combustion rules requiring additional environmental and financial requirements.
Monday, April 06 2015
Knox County, TN -- Hicks Plastics officials announced recently that the company will open a new manufacturing facility in Knoxville in order to increase supplier efficiency. Hicks Plastics plans to invest $10.4 million to begin operations in an existing building located at 1821 Mid Park Dr., creating 202 new jobs in Knox County.