Firearms manufacturer SCCY Industries, LLC is investing $22.5 million in a new Maryville, TN facility that will create more than 350 jobs. The new Blount County location will be the company’s primary manufacturing operation and also include its corporate offices.
“SCCY Industries has been searching for a new home for many years due to our explosive growth in the shooting sports industry,” said Joe Roebuck, SCCY founder and CEO. “We exhaustively searched many states. After doing so, I found Tennessee to be one of the top manufacturing states and, in my opinion, No. 1 in the East. I have owned and operated several manufacturing companies during my career as a product developer and businessman. Success all comes down to people, and Tennessee seems to boast good old-fashioned American work ethic. I am honored to call Blount County, Tennessee SCCY’s new home.”
SCCY, which specializes in manufacturing pistols and sidearms, will construct a 150,00-square-foot facility in Blount County’s Big Springs Industrial Park. The location is expected to be operational in the first half of 2018.
“In Tennessee, we pride ourselves on craftsmanship and manufacturing excellence,” said Gov. Bill Haslam. “Our skilled workforce is known for producing some of the world’s best-known products and brands. I’m pleased that SCCY has chosen to join the growing roster of manufacturing companies that call Tennessee home. The creation of over 350 new jobs with this investment brings us closer to our goal of making Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”
“It’s critical for the continued growth of Tennessee’s economy to attract high quality companies that create valuable jobs for our residents,” said Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe. “I’d like to welcome SCCY to Tennessee and look forward to its future role among the many important industries that provide Blount County citizens with meaningful job opportunities.”
Local officials and the Tennessee Valley Authority applauded SCCY for its investment in Blount County.
“Attracting and retaining good companies with above average wages is something we actively strive for when recruiting new companies to the area,” said Fred Lawson, chair of the Blount County Industrial Development Board. “We found one of those in SCCY, and we welcome the company to Blount County.”
“TVA and the City of Maryville Electric Department congratulate SCCY on its announcement to locate and create hundreds of new jobs in Maryville,” said TVA Senior Vice President of Economic Development John Bradley. “We are pleased to partner with the State of Tennessee, Blount Partnership, the City of Maryville and Blount County to facilitate SCCY’s new location decision.”
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