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Vinyl deck, fencing and railing manufacturer to create 50 new jobs

NASHVILLE - Tennessee Department of Economic and community Development commissioner Bob Rolfe along with Homeland Vinyl officials announced today the company will expand in Surgoinsville.  The vinyl deck, fencing and railing manufacturer will make significant capital investment improvements and created 50 new jobs at its existing plant in Hawkins County.

"I want to thank Homeland Vinyl for choosing to expand in Hawkins County," Rolfe said.  "When a company chooses to expand its existing facility in our state, it showcases that our strong workforce and business-friendly climate make Tennessee a great location for companies to have continued growth and succeed in our state.  I want to thank Homeland Vinyl for its investment in Tennessee and for creating 50 new jobs in Surgoinsville."

Homeland Vinyl manufactures a diverse portfolio of vinyl profiles, including fencing, rail and deck products.  The company has operations in four states across the U.S. including the facility in Surgoinsville.

"We are excited for the opportunity to expand our business in Surgoinsville, and appreciate the level of service we have received from both the State of Tennessee and the local Economic Development Authority," Homeland Vinyl CFO Scott Smith said.

With this expansion, Homeland will add 50,000 square feet to its existing facility and install new equipment.  The construction is set to be complete in June 2017.

"In 2015, we were excited when we announced Homeland Vinyl had decided to locate a facility in Phipps Bend Industrial Park," Hawkins County IDB Chairman Larry Elkins said.  "Today's expansion by Homeland Vinyl proves it is committed to Hawkins County and manufacturing continues to thrive here.  We are grateful to Homeland Vinyl for its commitment and investment in Hawkins County.  This expansion will benefit Hawkins County for years to come."

Surgoinsville and Hawkins County are represented by Sen. Frank Niceley (R - Strawberry Plains) and Rep. Gary Hicks (R - Rogersville) in the Tennessee General Assembly.

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.  To grow and strengthen Team Tennessee, the department seeks to attract new corporate investment in Tennessee and works with Tennessee companies to facilitate expansion and economic growth.  Tennessee is the only three-time winner of "State of the Year" for economic development by Business Facilities magazine.  Find us on the web:  tnecd.com.  Follow us on Twitter: @tnecd.  Like us on Facebook:  facebook.com/tnecd.


REAP Breakfast

The Hawkins County Industrial Development Board sponsored a REAP (Retention, Expansion, Assistance Program) Breakfast on September 22nd hosted by Holston Electric Cooperative in Rogersville.  The event brought existing industries together for a time of networking and receiving great information from TVA, Tri Cities Airport on Foreign Trade Zone, USDA, and Holston Electric.

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