Economic & Community Development

Royal Building Products to Begin PVC Pipe Production in Newbern

Thursday, May 22, 2014 | 12:00 pm

Building Materials Manufacturer and Distributor to Invest $24 Million, Create 85 New Jobs

NASHVILLE –Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Royal Building Products officials today announced the company will invest $24 million in new equipment to support PVC pipe production at its Newbern facility. Royal Building Products, a leading manufacturer and distributor of home remodeling, building and municipal construction materials, will create 85 new jobs in Dyer County.

“Tennessee’s performance strength and job growth is second to none, and today’s announcement by Royal Building Products simply adds to the momentum that has been building in West Tennessee since the start of the Haslam Administration,” Hagerty said. “In the past 12 months alone, 3,000 new jobs were created by 46 landed projects in West Tennessee, and I could not be more pleased to see yet another company expanding its operations in the region. I appreciate Royal’s decision to further invest in Tennessee and for the new jobs created for our citizens.”

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce Plastic Omnium Auto Exteriors, LLC to Construct Chattanooga Facility

Thursday, May 22, 2014 | 11:00 am

Automotive Plastics Manufacturer to Invest $65 Million, Create 300 New Jobs

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Plastic Omnium Auto Exteriors, LLC officials today announced the company will invest $65 million to construct a new facility on 27 acres at Enterprise South Industrial Park in Chattanooga. A tier one supplier for Volkswagen and other major Southeast automotive manufacturers, Plastic Omnium will create 184 new jobs by the time it starts production in 2015 and expand its payroll to include 300 people within three years of opening.

“I want to welcome Plastic Omnium to Tennessee and thank the company for choosing Chattanooga for its latest North American operations,” Haslam said. “Companies can choose to do business anywhere in the world, and when they select Tennessee, it speaks volumes to our business friendly environment and our workforce. We are grateful for the 300 new jobs that will be created, supporting our goal to make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”

“Tennessee ranks among the top 10 in the nation for job creation in the manufacturing sector and with more than 900 automotive manufacturers and suppliers located statewide, Plastic Omnium is sure to be an outstanding addition in Chattanooga,” Hagerty said. “I applaud international companies like Plastic Omnium who recognize and take advantage of Tennessee’s superior central location and logistical strength, and I appreciate the company’s decision to locate in our great state.”

Tennessee Main Streets Host Summer Activities

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 | 10:01 am

NASHVILLE—The summer season in Tennessee is right around the corner, and it’s the perfect time to take in the sights and sounds of our beautiful Main Street Communities. Tennessee Main Street Programs are once again hosting multiple events and farmers’ markets over the next several months that will highlight the unique offerings of each community across the state while supporting historic downtown business districts.

“Tennessee’s historic downtown districts are an important part of our state’s unique identity and character,” Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty said. “Creating and nurturing vibrant downtown commercial districts not only promotes tourism and job growth, but it also signals our state’s overall economic strength, helping us win new investments.”

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce Tyson Foods, Inc. to Expand Manufacturing Operations in Davidson County

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 | 10:07 am

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Tyson Foods, Inc. officials today announced the food processor will invest $15.5 million to expand its current operations in Goodlettsville and hire and train 157 new workers.

“I want to thank Tyson Foods for investing in our state and creating these high quality jobs for Middle Tennessee,” Haslam said. “When well-established companies like Tyson Foods choose to expand and reinvest in our state, it sends a strong message that Tennessee is one of the best places to do business and supports our goal of becoming the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”

“One of the reasons why Tennessee remains competitive when it comes to job creation is our emphasis on supporting incumbent industries’ sustained growth. Incumbent industry is the lifeblood of Tennessee's economy,” Hagerty said. “Tyson Foods already employs a significant amount of Tennesseans at its facilities in our state, and I appreciate their continued support and investment.”

Novita Technologies to Expand Hendersonville Operations

Thursday, May 15, 2014 | 12:58 pm

Automotive Electronics Manufacturer to Invest $3.2 Million, Create 31 New Jobs

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Novità Technologies officials today announced the company will expand its Hendersonville operations by investing $3.2 million in building and infrastructure improvements to an existing facility located at 175 Old Shackle Island Rd. The expansion will allow Novità Technologies to double its Hendersonville footprint and create 31 new jobs, increasing its workforce by 60 percent.

Nancy Williams Named Tennessee Main Street Program Director

Wednesday, May 07, 2014 | 10:01 am

NASHVILLE—The Department of Economic and Community Development announced today that Nancy Williams has been named Tennessee Main Street Program director, leading the initiative that provides assistance to communities in revitalizing their downtown and central business districts.

“Vibrant downtowns and central business districts are the backbone of our state’s economy,” Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty said. “Nurturing growth and development in our historic districts not only fosters job creation, it signifies our overall economic strength as a state. Nancy brings decades of experience and a large network of relationships to her position within our department that will be valuable assets to our Tennessee Main Street communities throughout the state.”

Babcock & Wilcox Intech Inc. to Consolidate, Expand Chattanooga Operations

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 | 01:01 pm

Premier Advanced Technology and Energy Provider to Invest $4.8 Million, Create 50 Jobs

NASHVILLE –Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Babcock & Wilcox Intech Inc. officials announced today the company will consolidate its Chattanooga operations by building a new facility in the Centre South Riverport Industrial Park. Babcock & Wilcox Intech Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Babcock & Wilcox Company, will more than triple its footprint in Chattanooga, resulting in an investment of $4.8 million and the creation of 50 new jobs.

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce Heritage Glass to Begin New Manufacturing Operations in Sullivan County

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 | 07:58 am

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Heritage Glass officials today announced the company will invest $15.8 million to begin new manufacturing in Kingsport, Tenn. Through this investment, Heritage Glass will create 237 new jobs in Sullivan County.
 
“I want to thank Heritage Glass for investing in our state and Sullivan County, and I appreciate the high quality jobs this will create for Tennesseans,” Haslam said. “The manufacturing sector is a critical part of the state’s strong economy, and this announcement helps us toward our goal of becoming the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”
 
“In Tennessee, we pride ourselves on creating the kind of business-friendly environment where companies like Heritage Glass feel confident in investing capital and beginning a new business venture,” Hagerty said. “Heritage Glass is joining the distinguished ranks of other Tennessee companies with a world renowned reputation for manufacturing high quality goods. I welcome Heritage Glass to our state and wish them continued success as they work toward further expansions.”

Orchid Orthopedic Solutions Alabama, LLC to Locate New Manufacturing Facility in Jackson

Monday, April 14, 2014 | 02:00 pm

World Leading Medical Device Manufacturing Company to Invest $976,000, Create 25 Jobs

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Orchid Orthopedic Solutions Alabama, LLC officials today announced the company will locate a new manufacturing facility in Jackson. A worldwide leader in the contract design and manufacture of implants, instruments and innovative technologies for the orthopedic, dental and cardiovascular markets, Orchid Orthopedic will invest $976,000 and create 25 new jobs in Madison County.

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce Enovate Medical to Expand U.S. Corporate Headquarters in Rutherford County

Wednesday, April 09, 2014 | 09:44 am

Medical Technology Company to Create 410 New Jobs

NASHVILLE—Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Enovate Medical officials today announced the company will expand operations at its U.S. headquarters facility located at 1152 Park Ave. in Murfreesboro, Tenn. and create 410 new jobs over the next five years. The expansion in Rutherford County represents an investment of $13.1 million by the medical device and technology company and stems from the consolidation of operations at its Canton, Mich. facility.