Jackson plant expanding
Posted: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 8:11 am
Jackson Die Casting, LLC, announced last week the company’s plans to expand its Jackson manufacturing facility.
The expansion of the high-pressure aluminum die casting company represents an investment of almost $4.5 million and will create 58 new jobs in the area over the next three years.
“I am encouraged to see Tennessee businesses and Jackson Die Casting continue to grow in spite of a difficult economy,” Gov. Bill Haslam said.
Jackson Die Casting is owned by Dallas-based Key 3 Casting, LLC, which was formed in 2009 and also has operations in Minneapolis and Hibbing, Minn. The company produces metal castings for industrial, aerospace, public infrastructure and automotive applications at its location in the Madison West Industrial Park.
“We’re fortunate to have booked significant new business from current and new customers, requiring us to invest significantly in equipment capacity and increase our employment,” Key 3 Casting president Bob Tamburrino said. “We have a strong and dedicated employee team in Jackson. The Jackson team immediately began to work with Mayor (Jerry) Gist and Mayor (Jimmy) Harris and representatives from the Jackson Chamber of Commerce, Jackson Energy Authority, the Tennessee Valley Authority and the economic development leaders from the State of Tennessee to make our Jackson, Tenn. plant the best choice for our new investments and business expansion. We’re very app-reciative of the investment incentives, employee training assistance and utility rates provided by the economic development group which enable us to meet the competitive requirements of our customers.”
“This is an extremely exciting time for the Jackson Die Casting plant and for the employees here,” Jackson Die Casting vice president and general manager Jimmy Tapp said. “It reinforces to everyone our future and confirms the hard work and dedication of our team of employees. Because of their efforts, we have this growth opportunity.”
“We aggressively competed for this project,” Gist said. “Jackson Die Casting, LLC is a strong company, and we have developed a positive relationship with its corporate representatives,.”
Hiring for the new positions at Jackson Die Casting are expected to begin after the first of the year.