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Governor Haslam, Commissioner Rolfe Announce Miyake Forging North America Corporation to Locate First U.S. Manufacturing Operations in Hawkins County

 
 

 

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Techni-Glass, Inc. to Expand in Surgoinsville

 

Posted by: Carly Schroer

Custom glass manufacturer to create 54 new jobs

NASHVILLE -  Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe along with Techni-Glass, Inc. officials announced today the company will expand in Surgoinsville. The custom glass manufacturer will invest $1.5 million and create 54 new jobs in Hawkins County.

"I want to thank Techni-Glass for choosing to expand in Surgoinsville and for creating over 50 new jobs in Hawkins County," Rolfe said. "This is the third announcement we have had in Hawkins County since May, and it is great news that Techni-Glass is helping us continue this momentum in Hawkins County and the state of Tennessee by expanding here."

Techni-Glass manufactures double edging, CNC cutting, CNC milling, roll coating, tempering and laminating glass products. The company's highly trained and experienced staff applies glass fabrication capabilities in a variety of ways and serves many industries including sports and recreation, food services and home kitchens. 

"Techni-Glass opened in 1997 with only five employees doing only glass screen printing in a 15,000-square foot facility. I am thrilled Techni-Glass has grown so much in its 20 years in Hawkins County and is in its fifth expansion,"  Techni-Glass President and CEO Pat Murphy said. "I am extremely thankful for the exceptional cooperation and support from the State of Tennessee and the individuals from NETWORKS Sullivan Partnership and the Hawkins County Industrial Development Board who assisted Techni-Glass in its expansion."

Techni-Glass plans to renovate its current facility in Hawkins County. With this expansion, the company will add 15,000 square feet to its existing operations to make room for new equipment.

"I would like to thank Techni-Glass for its continued support and investment in Hawkins County," Larry Elkins, Hawkins County industrial development board chairman, said. "This just proves that Hawkins County remains strong in job creation. We are excited about this expansion and look forward to the positive impact these jobs and investment will have on the citizens of Hawkins County. We are positive Techni-Glass will remain strong and continue to grow and prosper."

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. Find us on the web: tnecd.com. Follow us on Twitter: @tnecd. Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/tnecd.

GOVERNOR HASLAM, COMMISSIONER ROLFE ANNOUNCE COOPER STANDARD TO EXPAND IN SURGOINSVILLE
Auto supplier creating approximately 98 jobs in Hawkins County
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NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Cooper Standard officials announced today the automotive supplier will create approximately 98 new jobs at its facility in Surgoinsville.
Alongside the new jobs, Cooper Standard is investing $1 million in new plant equipment.
“We’re proud that Tennessee remains a place where our dedicated workforce still makes things,” Haslam said. “The automotive sector continues to be a major source of job creation in Tennessee and I’m pleased Cooper Standard has decided to add new jobs in Surgoinsville. This expansion is great news for Hawkins County and brings us closer to making Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”
“From a jobs standpoint, Cooper Standard’s expansion is one of the largest economic development projects in Hawkins County since the beginning of Gov. Haslam’s administration,” Rolfe said. “I’d like to thank Cooper Standard for its commitment to Surgoinsville and look forward to the positive impact these new jobs will have on Hawkins County and its residents.”
“This expansion is the result of additional Cooper Standard customers putting business into our Surgoinsville facility,” Joe Wood, Cooper Standard plant manager, said. “We are confident that we will be able to continue recruiting dedicated employees from Hawkins County to produce the high-quality products our customers expect.”
Cooper Standard manufactures coolant tube and hose assemblies, transmission oil cooling lines, and fuel and brake lines at the Hawkins County facility.
“Cooper Standard has been a leader of the automotive supply industry in Hawkins County for 27 years,” Larry Elkins, chairman of the Hawkins County Industrial Development Board, said. “Cooper Standard has remained strong throughout the years and continues to grow and prosper. We are excited about this expansion and new job creation. We are very grateful to Cooper Standard for its continued commitment and investment in Hawkins County.”
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 that 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.
About Cooper Standard
Cooper Standard, headquartered in Novi, Mich., is a leading global supplier of systems and components for the automotive industry. Products include rubber and plastic sealing, fuel and brake lines, fluid transfer hoses and anti-vibration systems. Cooper Standard employs approximately 30,000 people globally and operates in 20 countries around the world. For more information, please visit www.cooperstandard.com.

HOMELAND VINYL TO EXPAND IN SURGOINSVILLE

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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