Chance Encounter Ignites New Industry In Robertson County
SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – A chance meeting months ago has brought a brand new industry to Robertson County. The new company capitalizes on local agriculture and has even brought an old building in Springfield back to life.
Smokey Barn News was there for the ribbon cutting this afternoon. The company, Stony Creek Colors, will be occupying about 10,000 square feet of the 80,000 square foot recently renovated Bransford Heights building which sets right in the middle of Springfield tucked on the edge of suburbia.
The facility is located on Central Ave and M S Couts Blvd. not far from downtown Springfield. MAP
Stony Creek Colors is a natural colorant manufacturer, “We sell clean and safe plant based dies for the textile industry,” said founder Sarah Bellos. “Most dyes used today for textiles are from petrochemicals. We’re replacing that with a completely plant based natural product.”
The move to Robertson County may not have occurred if not for a chance encounter between Robertson County Mayor Howard Bradley and Sarah Bellos at the Lipscomb University class on civic leadership. “The timing was just perfect,” said Robertson County Mayor Howard Bradley.
The move to Springfield is expected to bring about 50 jobs in the short term with a potential of hundreds as the company grows.
For more details and an interview with Howard Bradley and Sarah Bellos see Smokey’s video report above.