SOUTH FULTON, Tenn. - Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe along with ColorCoat, Inc. officials announced today the company will locate new operations in South Fulton. The windows and doors coating application company will invest $600,000 and create 80 new jobs in Obion County.
"I want to thank ColorCoat for choosing to locate its new facility in South Fulton and creating 80 new jobs in Obion County," Rolfe said. "This is a big win for South Fulton and the state of Tennessee, and I look forward to our future partnership with ColorCoat and seeing this company grow and succeed in our state." ColorCoat is the largestthird party exterior coatings applicator for the window and door industry in the United States. The 14-year-old company has operations in many states across the U.S.
"We are excited about opening the newest branch of ColorCoat Inc. in the state of Tennessee," ColorCoat, Inc. CEO Mario Bekeris said. "Everyone here has been so welcoming and helpful. We thank you all for your hospitality and look forward to becoming part of the community of South Fulton."
ColorCoat's new facility will be used to paint vinyl and fiberglass windows and doors. With this new facility, ColorCoat will be better equipped to service its customers and the surrounding states.
"I am excited about the new industry coming to South Fulton," South Fulton Mayor David Lamb said. "One of my goals when I was elected mayor was to try and bring more industry and retail business to the area so it would provide more badly needed jobs. I hope with ColorCoat's announcement will come more industry and jobs to South Fulton."
"We are very excited to have ColorCoat, Inc. join our Obion County business community and are especially excited they have chosen South Fulton," CEO, Obion County Joint Economic Development Council Lindsay Frilling said. "We look forward to a long-term relationship while offering jobs to our citizens and creating success for the company."
"TVA and the Weakley County Municipal Electric System congratulate ColorCoat, Inc. on its announcement to locate and create new jobs in Obion County," John Bradley, TVA senior vice president of economic development, said. "We are pleased to partner with the State of Tennessee, Obion County Economic Development Council, the City of South Fulton and Obion County officials to facilitate ColorCoat's new location decision."
South Fulton and Obion County are represented by Sen. John Stevens (R - Huntingdon), Rep. Andy Holt (R - Dresden) and Rep. Bill Sanderson (R - Kenton) in the Tennessee General Assembly.