McKenzie gets new industry
Posted: Monday, January 9, 2012 11:22 pm
Tower Support Services LLC has leased an industrial building in the McKenzie Industrial Park and has invested about $650,000 in the facility. The new industry began operations in mid-December 2011 and expects to create 15 jobs over a three-year period.
“Business startups are an important generator of new jobs in our state,” Gov. Bill Haslam said. “I appreciate Tower Support Services LLC decision to invest and grow in Tennessee and in Henry County.”
“Our research tells us that a significant number of jobs in Tennessee come from people starting new companies,” Commissioner of Economic and Community Development Bill Hagerty said.
Tower Support Services LLC is a manufacturer of large anchor bolts and anchor bolt assemblies. The company services the producers of large steel structures in the electrical transmission and substation market. These assemblies are used to secure these structures to concrete foundations.
The McKenzie facility is the company’s first facility and will serve as the company’s headquarters.
“Upon deciding to form Tower Support Services, Henry County became the obvious choice for our first location and headquarters,” Tower Support Services LLC president Craig Schaal said. “We are excited to grow in Tennessee and look forward to becoming a part of the McKenzie community.”
“Tower Support Services LLC’s decision to locate in McKenzie is a perfect example of what can be accomplished by the partnership among McKenzie Industrial Development Board, Paris-Henry County Economic Corporation and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development,” McKenzie Mayor Jill Holland said. “We are excited that Tower Support Services has the potential to become a magnet for good jobs in our area.”
“We are pleased with Tower Support Services’ decision to locate in the McKenzie Industrial Park,” Henry County Mayor Brent Greer said. “The new jobs created will be a great economic boost for our region.”