Posted on: Friday - Jun 30, 2017
New operation to create 50 jobs in Carroll County
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Economic Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Campbell Arms Manufacturing, LLC officials announced today that the company will invest $1.1 million to establish a facility in McKenzie.
Campbell Arms Manufacturing plans to create 50 new jobs at the manufacturing plant in Carroll County.
“I’d like to welcome Campbell Arms Manufacturing to McKenzie,” Rolfe said. “Tennessee’s skilled workforce has positioned our local communities for continued growth in advanced manufacturing. This investment will result in 50 well-paying jobs and I look forward to the long-term boost Campbell’s presence will have for the citizens of Carroll County.”
Campbell Arms Manufacturing is a veteran-owned business built around specialists with experience in U.S. Army testing labs, military agencies and police departments.
“Campbell Arms Manufacturing looks forward to reaching its full potential here in Carroll County,” Campbell Arms Manufacturing Owner Blaine Campbell said. “We know this area will provide us with the sound, reliable workforce we need to make the high quality components and systems needed by our clients. We are eager, not only to start manufacturing, but to establish ourselves as a community partner.”
Campbell Arms Manufacturing plans to upgrade an existing 20,000-square-foot facility in McKenzie. The company will manufacture firearms components at the McKenzie plant predominantly for military agencies and police departments.
“It’s always good news when we can add jobs to our local economy, and I want to thank the officials with Campbell Arms Manufacturing for their decision to locate operations in McKenzie,” McKenzie Mayor Jill Holland said. “We offer them our congratulations for continued success, and appreciate Campbell Arms Manufacturing’s investment in our community and faith in our workforce, which is one of the best you can find anywhere.”
“The decision by Campbell Arms Manufacturing, LLC to locate in Carroll County is a welcome one, as the company will play an important role in McKenzie's growing economy,” McKenzie Industrial Development Director Frank Tate said. “Additionally, I thank the company for its investment and the creation of much needed new jobs, and I wish Campbell Arms Manufacturing the best in its future endeavors.”
McKenzie and Carroll County are represented by Sen. John Stevens (R – Huntingdon), Rep. Curtis Halford (R – Dyer) and Rep. Andy Holt (R – Dresden) in the Tennessee General Assembly.
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