Recap: Here’s What’s Happening in Right to Work Tennessee
Businesses are choosing to invest in Right to Work Tennessee. Some are adding new locations, such as Bottling Company International (BCI) and Safire Technology Group. Meanwhile, others like Pace Industries and Cardinal Glass are adding new Right to Work Tennessee locations. Read on in order to learn more!
Bottling Company International (BCI):
Bottling Company International (BCI) is investing $9.5 million in order to add a new facility and create 57 new jobs in Right to Work Morrison, Tennessee.
â€œWe will provide high quality jobs in rural Tennessee, and we are grateful for the support of the City of Morrison, the State of Tennessee and TVA, for helping bring our project to fruition. This new facility will allow BCI to better serve its customer base and continue to grow our product offerings.â€ […]
â€œTennesseeâ€™s business-friendly atmosphere and central location position our state to support companies across all industries. We are excited that BCI has chosen to locate manufacturing and distribution operations in Warren County and look forward to the future economic development opportunities that will result from this project.â€AREA DEVELOPMENT MAGAZINE
Pace Industries is investing $2.8 million in order to expand and create 49 new jobs in Right to Work Jackson, Tennessee.
â€œPace Industries has always believed that the greatest asset a company has is its employees, and through this expansion, we hope to sustain permanent growth and the financial independence of our employees while raising the quality of life experienced in Jackson. Thank you to everyone that worked together to make this project a reality. We look forward to continuing our future here in West Tennessee.â€ […]
â€œPace Industries could have chosen to expand at any one of its locations, but itâ€™s a testament to our stateâ€™s skilled workforce and business-friendly atmosphere that this company chose Tennessee. Jackson and Madison County have a robust manufacturing industry that will be the ideal climate to support Pace Industriesâ€™ success.â€AREA DEVELOPMENT MAGAZINE
Safire Technology Group:
Safire Technology Group is adding a new location soon in Right to Work Knoxville, Tennessee.
â€œThe Knoxville Chamber is committed to supporting innovative entrepreneurs that are creating high-wage, high-growth companies. […] This announcement directly aligns with the Chamberâ€™s efforts to transition Knoxvilleâ€™s economy. Safire Group is doing a great job of capitalizing on multiple regional assets, including ORNL and Spark Innovation Center. We are excited to see them attracting new talent from out-of-state and retaining local talent through internships.â€ […]
â€œThe Spark Innovation Center focuses on helping our regionâ€™s most promising technology companies gain traction and grow in Tennessee. […] We are delighted that another cleantech company has decided to call the Research Park and Knoxville home as Safire Group works to commercialize ORNL technology.â€AREA DEVELOPMENT MAGAZINE
Cardinal Glass has been granted $1.5 million in order to expand it’s Right to Work Church Hill, Tennessee facility and create 75 new jobs!
â€œThey have been making improvements down there,â€ Forrester said of Cardinal, which currently employs nearly 550 people at a plant Cardinal purchased in 2021 from AGC.
â€œTheyâ€™re making glass and theyâ€™re doing a really good job, but they had a water situation so we are upgrading lines,â€ Forrester said.
A release from the EDA said the increased capacity will allow for the Cardinal expansion â€œwhile enabling other businesses to locate in a region transitioning from a traditional coal economy.â€WJHL NEWS
To read the previous update on economic development in Right to Work Tennessee, click here.