Airtech Goes Public About New Springfield Manufacturing Facility
SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – Smokey first announced Airtech International’s plans to add about a hundred jobs in a new facility in Springfield back on September 5th. Airtech asked Smokey to help them promote the new jobs while they made plans to make an official announcement in the coming weeks. Since Smokey first brought the news of the new facility weeks ago there has been a tremendous response from the community interested in the new jobs. Today, Airtech International is finally going public with the full scope of their plans in an official release for the general public announced by Gov. Bill Haslam.
Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Airtech International officials today announced the aerospace manufacturer will begin new manufacturing operations in Springfield, Tennessee. Airtech International plans to invest $10.1 million and create 100 new jobs in Robertson County over the next three years. To APPLY go here.
“We are grateful to Airtech International for this investment in Middle Tennessee that is resulting in new, high-quality jobs,” Haslam said. “We want companies to succeed here, and we know to make that happen it is important to offer a business-friendly environment that encourages them to grow and expand in Tennessee.”
“The aerospace industry in Tennessee continues to expand, anchored by the U.S. Air Force Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) and dozens of other major employers, like Bell Helicopter, Triumph Aerostructures and Kilgore Flares Company. I am pleased to welcome Airtech International to this roster, as they make Tennessee their home, and further enhance our reputation as a state that promotes and supports the importance of research and development,” Hagerty said. “I appreciate Airtech International’s investment in Tennessee and the high quality jobs they are creating in our state. I look forward to their growth and success in Tennessee.”
“We have found a home in Tennessee for the expansion of our growing business,” Airtech International President and CEO Jeff Dahlgren said. “Being family-owned and operated, we instantly felt at home with the government and business environment Tennessee has to offer. We look forward to many productive years and becoming a vibrant part of the community.”
Airtech International will invest in all new state-of-the-art equipment at its Springfield facility, where it will manufacture process materials used in the manufacturing of composite/carbon fiber parts. Production is anticipated to begin in 2015.
“The governor’s announcement today that Airtech International will be adding a new facility in Springfield and many new jobs is indeed wonderful news for the Robertson County Community. It shows Airtech’s great faith in our work force. They are just one of many local companies expanding in Robertson County. This bodes well for our economic future, and the future of our friends at Airtech. We welcome you.” Robertson County Mayor, Howard Bradley
Airtech International currently operates manufacturing facilities in Huntingdon Beach, California; Differdange, Luxembourg; and Tianjin, China with converting and distribution in Chadderton, England.
Airtech Advanced Materials Group, a family-owned and operated company since 1973, is the world’s largest manufacturer and supplier of vacuum bagging and composite tooling materials. Airtech develops, produces and sells material and supplies necessary for the production of items made of composite materials, such as fiberglass and carbon fiber. Its products are used in the aeronautical, space, marine, automobile and windmill industries, as well as in the composites industry in general.
Airtech International is the latest addition to Tennessee’s robust aerospace industry, which currently employs 7,023 people statewide. The aerospace industry in Tennessee has generated $88 million in investment and 695 new jobs since 2011.
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