Century Mold to Expand Shelbyville Location

Friday, January 13, 2012 | 10:01 am

Injection Molding Manufacturer to Create 58 New Jobs in Bedford County

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty today joined with representatives from Century Mold Co., Inc. to announce plans by the company to expand its Shelbyville facility located at 508 Blue Ribbon Parkway. The company will invest $4.2 million and create 58 manufacturing jobs.

“When an existing Tennessee company chooses to expand right here in our state, it reinforces the business friendly climate we are working hard to maintain and improve,” Haslam said. “I congratulate Century Mold Co., Inc. on its expansion in Shelbyville and thank them for the additional jobs they will create.”

“The automotive industry in Tennessee is steadily growing and thriving, and it’s exciting to see companies like Century Mold Co., Inc. prospering in our state.” Hagerty said. “Our department will continue to work towards Governor Haslam’s goal of making Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”

Established in 1978 and headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., Century Mold Co., Inc. is primarily an injection molding supplier to the OEM automotive and heavy truck industry. The company’s automotive experience has translated into new markets of consumer products, emerging energy, military and office furniture industries. By 1993, Century Mold Co., Inc. expanded its operation to Shelbyville, Tenn. The company now has five locations between the United States and Mexico.

“Shelbyville has been the perfect fit for Century’s Mold Co., Inc.’s manufacturing facility for nearly 20 years now,” Ron Ricotta, CEO, Century Mold Co., Inc., said. “We thank state and local officials for making this expansion a reality and look forward to continual success in Bedford County.”

“We appreciate Century Mold’s decision to expand its facility here in Shelbyville and are very proud to have the company as a part of our community,” Wallace Cartwright, Shelbyville mayor, said. “I feel this is just a portion of what we have to look forward to in 2012.”

“This is exciting news for Bedford County,” Eugene Ray, Bedford County mayor, said. “I am very pleased that Century Mold Co., Inc. is adding additional jobs to our community.

"We are extremely pleased that Century Mold Co., Inc. picked Shelbyville for its expansion,” Ben Craig, president, Shelbyville-Bedford County Chamber of Commerce, said. “This expansion is recognition of the outstanding employees at the Shelbyville facility, the excellent available workforce for new positions and the supportive business climate in our community."

Interested applicants should visit Workforce Solutions’ Bedford County office at 301 North Main Street in Shelbyville.

About the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s mission is to develop strategies which help make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs. The department seeks to attract new corporate investment in Tennessee and works with Tennessee companies to facilitate expansion and economic growth. To find out more, go to www.tn.gov/ecd.

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Media Contact: Shannon Sumrall, ECD
Office: (615) 253-4897
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