Economic & Community Development

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Boyd Announce Proper Polymers to Locate in Tennessee, Build New Manufacturing Facility in Giles County

Thursday, May 21, 2015 | 09:01 am

NASHVILLE—Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Proper Polymers officials announced today the company will invest $13.1 million to build a new manufacturing facility in Pulaski. Proper Polymers, a division of Proper Group International, will build a new injection molding plant, its first facility in Tennessee, and create 147 new jobs in Giles County.

“We want to welcome Proper Polymers to Tennessee and thank them for the new jobs they’re creating in Pulaski and Giles County,” Haslam said. “We’ve created a strong network of suppliers in Tennessee that continue to support the growth of our automotive industry, and today’s announcement is another step toward our goal of becoming the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”

“Tennessee continues to set itself apart as a global leader in automotive manufacturing, an industry that provides more than 111,000 people with jobs in our state,” Boyd said. “We are not only supporting Proper Polymers’ immediate growth and expansion here, but also working to ensure they have the talent pipeline they will need for decades to come. I want to welcome Proper Polymers to Tennessee and thank them for the jobs they are creating in our communities.”

Cummins, Inc. to Expand its Memphis Distribution Operations

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 | 09:00 am

Industrial Parts Distributor to Invest $6.7 Million, Create 70 New Jobs


NASHVILLE—Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Cummins, Inc. officials announced today the company will invest $6.7 million to expand its current parts and distribution center in Memphis, creating 70 new jobs for Shelby County. 

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Boyd Announce Community Health Systems to Expand Current Operations, Build New Facility

Thursday, May 14, 2015 | 10:06 am

NASHVILLE—Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Community Health Systems Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Wayne T. Smith announced today that CHS will invest $66 million to expand its current operations in Tennessee by constructing a new Shared Services Center in Nashville. Through this expansion, the national healthcare company will create 1,500 new jobs over the next five years.

“We want to thank Community Health Systems for this investment in Middle Tennessee and the new jobs they are creating in Davidson County,” Haslam said. “Companies right now have a choice between not only what states they want to do business in but what countries, and when a company like CHS chooses to expand right here in Tennessee, it speaks volumes to the rest of the world about the high quality business environment we have and our talented workforce.”

“Community Health Systems is a valued partner that’s been supporting the growth and prosperity of this region for decades,” Boyd said. “Thanks to companies like Community Health Systems and their continued investment, Tennessee is a hub for the nation’s healthcare industry. I appreciate Community Health Systems’ decision to once again grow their business here and the new jobs they are creating for our communities.”

Total Quality Logistics to Expand Current Operations, Open New Location in Memphis

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 | 09:01 am

NASHVILLE—Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Total Quality Logistics (TQL) officials today announced the transportation services company will expand its operations in Tennessee by opening a new location in Shelby County. The company will invest $1 million to open a sales office in downtown Memphis to meet the needs of its expanding client-base, creating at least 100 new jobs over the next five years.  

This is TQL’s third expansion in Tennessee in just over a year. In January 2014, TQL invested $1 million to open its first Tennessee office in downtown Nashville, committing to create 105 new jobs by the end of 2016. The Nashville office already employs nearly 60. In March 2015, TQL invested $1 million to open its second Tennessee office in downtown Knoxville, committing to create 100 new jobs over the next five years. TQL’s Knoxville office is slated to open in July 2015 and hiring has started at www.tqljobs.com

“When a company like TQL chooses to expand three times in the span of a year and a half, it makes a real statement about Tennessee as a true business partner and the kind of employees companies can count on for success,” Boyd said. “I want to thank TQL for continuing to invest in Tennessee and creating these new jobs for our communities.”

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Boyd Announce Atwood Mobile to Expand Current Operations in Robertson County

Friday, May 08, 2015 | 08:01 am

NASHVILLE—Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Atwood Mobile officials announced the company will invest $3.2 million to expand their current operations by building on to the existing Tennessee Recreational Vehicle (RV) appliance manufacturing facility at 6320 Kelly Willis Rd. in Greenbrier. This expansion will create 178 new jobs in Robertson County over the next three years.

“We want to thank Atwood Mobile for choosing to reinvest in Tennessee and for creating these new jobs in Greenbrier and Robertson County,” Haslam said. “Tennessee’s geographic location and strong infrastructure offer companies like Atwood Mobile the opportunity to grow and succeed, and today’s announcement supports our goal of becoming the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”

“From our business-friendly environment and solid infrastructure, to the wonderful employees who put their heart and soul into their work, Tennessee has a lot to offer companies like Atwood Mobile,” Boyd said. “We truly value the relationships that are forged as a result of strong partnerships we have with the businesses that choose to invest and grow in Tennessee. I want to thank Atwood Mobile for their confidence in us and the new jobs they’re creating in our communities.”

Homeland Vinyl Products, Inc. Locating New Manufacturing Facility in Hawkins County

Thursday, May 07, 2015 | 08:04 am

NASHVILLE—Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Homeland Vinyl officials today announced the company will locate a new manufacturing facility in Surgoinsville, Tennessee. Homeland Vinyl has purchased an existing facility in the Phipps Bend Industrial Park, located at 140 Industrial Dr., where it will manufacture vinyl fence, decking and railing products and accessories. Through this expansion, Homeland Vinyl is expected to create 25 new jobs.

“We want to welcome Homeland Vinyl to Tennessee and thank them for creating these new jobs in Hawkins County,” Boyd said. “Homeland Vinyl is a valuable addition to these communities and we look forward to their continued growth and success.”

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Boyd Announce Cirrus Aircraft to Establish New Customer Experience Center at McGhee Tyson Airport

Wednesday, May 06, 2015 | 07:05 am

 

NASHVILLE—Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Cirrus Aircraft Co-Founder and CEO Dale Klapmeier today announced the company will expand into Tennessee with its new Cirrus Customer Experience Center, called the ‘Vision Center,’ to be located at the McGhee Tyson Airport in Blount County. The new location will create 170 jobs in the Knoxville area and represents a $15 million investment. 

 

“Cirrus Aircraft will feel right at home here as a company that sets the standard for innovation in its industry, and we want to thank Cirrus for bringing its new customer experience facility to East Tennessee,” Haslam said.  “Tennessee has incredible resources such as Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Arnold Engineering Development Complex that can help attract aerospace companies, and today’s announcement is another significant step toward our goal of becoming the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”

KHS America to Expand Current Operations in Wilson County

Thursday, April 30, 2015 | 09:02 am

NASHVILLE—Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with KHS America officials today announced the musical instrument manufacturer and distributor will expand its current operations in Wilson County. Due to the company’s success and increase in market share, KHS America will invest $3.7 million to add onto its location at 12020 Eastgate Blvd. in Mt. Juliet and create 67 new jobs.

“It’s always exciting to see our existing businesses expand and find continued success in Tennessee,” Boyd said. “A decision to stay and expand sends a strong message about the strength of our communities, our quality of life and exceptional workforce. I want to thank KHS America for this investment and the valuable new jobs they’re creating.”

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Boyd Announce Topre America to Expand, Build New Manufacturing Facility in Smyrna

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 | 09:01 am

NASHVILLE—Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Topre America officials announced today the company will invest $53.3 million to build a new manufacturing facility in Smyrna, expanding on their current operations based inside the Nissan Smyrna plant. This expansion will allow the automotive parts manufacturer to increase production efficiency and create 100 new jobs in Rutherford County.

“We want to thank Topre America for their continued investment in Tennessee and creating these new jobs in Rutherford County,” Haslam said. “Today’s announcement speaks volumes about the state’s talented workforce and their commitment to craftsmanship, and these new jobs support our goal of becoming the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”

“Topre America’s expansion in Tennessee reinforces our automotive manufacturing strength and our ability to build great partnerships with existing businesses,” Boyd said. “The most important asset for Topre America or any Tennessee company is its workforce, and with our game-changing workforce alignment efforts, we can guarantee a pipeline of talent for years to come. I really appreciate Topre America’s investment and the new jobs they are bringing to our communities.” 

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Boyd Announce General Mills to Expand Current Operations in Rutherford County

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 | 08:06 am

NASHVILLE—Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd announced today the global manufacturer will expand current operations in Rutherford County. General Mills will invest $250 million to increase capacity at the Murfreesboro facility, creating 117 new jobs in Rutherford County.

“We want to thank General Mills for choosing to expand in Tennessee and for creating these new jobs in Murfreesboro and Rutherford County,” Haslam said. “Companies have a choice in where they do business, and we know that the majority of new jobs created in our state come from businesses that are already located here. We work hard to help existing industries expand in Tennessee, and these new jobs support our goal of becoming the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”

“I am really glad to see General Mills expanding in Tennessee,” Boyd said. “It’s always exciting when a company that already has a presence here can continue to grow and add more employees. I want to thank General Mills for their investment and the new jobs they’re creating in our community.”