· Custom spring and wire manufacturer will invest $10 million to locate new manufacturing operations in Marshall County
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Rockford Spring Company officials announced today the company will establish new manufacturing operations in Lewisburg.
Rockford Spring will invest $10.3 million and create 62 new jobs in Marshall County as the company locates in an existing facility at 1100 Garrett Parkway.
By establishing a presence in Tennessee, the Illinois-based company will utilize the Lewisburg facility to serve its existing markets while also expanding its customer base in the southeastern U.S.
Founded in 1952, Rockford Spring Company manufactures custom precision springs and wire forms for the automotive, agriculture, firearms, hydraulics and outdoor power equipment, as well as many other industries. The Lewisburg facility will increase Rockford Spring’s employment to roughly 150 people across its two U.S. operations in Illinois and Tennessee.
In the last five years, TNECD has supported more than 60 economic development projects in the Southern Middle Tennessee region, resulting in roughly 8,200 job commitments and $5.2 billion in capital investment.
“Companies choose to invest in Tennessee because of our strong business climate and highly skilled workforce. Rockford Spring’s decision to establish operations in Lewisburg will ensure opportunity for Tennesseans in Marshall County, and I look forward to their success.” – Gov. Bill Lee
“With more than $26 billion exported in manufacturing goods annually, this industry is booming across our state. We welcome Rockford Spring to Tennessee and thank this company for its significant investment and decision to locate its second U.S. facility in Lewisburg.” – TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe
“The Banas family purchased Rockford Spring in 2007 and has been growing the 70-year-old company for the last 15 years. We would like to thank the state of Tennessee, local economic development team, Marshall County and TVA along with local contractors who have all assisted in bringing Rockford Spring to Lewisburg. We are thrilled to open our new division and welcome new employment opportunities enhancing growth and continuing the positive culture we thrive to achieve. Rockford Spring looks forward to becoming a productive part of Lewisburg and striving to take on a supportive role in the community.” – Rockford Spring Company Vice President Dave Lester
“We are excited to welcome Rockford Spring to Marshall County. We look forward to the growth and opportunities a new industry will bring to our community and our citizens.” – Marshall County Mayor Mike Keny
“We are excited to welcome Rockford Spring into the Lewisburg manufacturing family. Rockford Spring has not only renovated and upgraded one of our existing manufacturing facilities, but the company will also expand our industrial diversity into the automotive, agriculture, firearm and outdoor power equipment sectors.” – Lewisburg Mayor Jim Bingham
“TVA and Lewisburg Electric System congratulate Rockford Spring on its decision to locate operations and create new job opportunities in Marshall County. Helping to attract and retain jobs and investment to the region is fundamental to TVA’s mission of service. We are proud to partner with Middle Tennessee Industrial Development Association, Marshall County Joint Economic and Community Development Board, City of Lewisburg and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to further that mission and celebrate this announcement together.”– John Bradley, TVA senior vice president of Economic Development
“Marshall County is thrilled to have attracted Rockford Spring to our community. This project will not only boost the local manufacturing sector and provide job opportunities to more than 62 residents, but it will also strengthen the regional economy and support a more sustainable community for generations to come.” – Sen. Shane Reeves (R-Murfreesboro)
“The decision by Rockford Spring to open a facility in Lewisburg is a major win for Marshall County. This substantial investment will benefit our local economy while also providing more jobs for residents. I appreciate the work of everyone involved in making this announcement possible, and I look forward to the positive impact Rockford Spring will have in our community.” – Rep. Todd Warner (R-Chapel Hill)
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