BMT Manufacturing, Inc. will invest a total of $3.7 million to expand its operations in Campbell County, TN. The company plans to locate new operations in Jellico and expand its current operations in Jacksboro, creating 148 new jobs. BMT manufactures various trailers for short bed, motorcycle, utility and cargo trailers and currently employs 31 people at its Jacksboro location.
“We have been blessed to have many opportunities to expand our business here in Jacksboro and to add another location in Jellico. Our goal at BMT is not only to be a profitable business but to train the previously incarcerated men in Campbell County with skills that will help them maintain long term employment and to help reduce the recidivism rate here in Campbell County,” said BMT Manufacturing CEO Tony Simpson. “BMT works closely with A New Beginning (ANB) to offer a jail-to-job training program where a skilled workforce is lacking. The program offers previously incarcerated individuals who desire to change the direction of their lives, trade-skills training and a job at BMT with the goal of securing a long-term career. For our company to continue to grow and adapt, we need partnerships and support from the surrounding community. We are grateful to know we have that and more from the State of Tennessee, Campbell County and the city of Jellico.”
BMT will locate new operations in an existing building in Jellico, where it will create 100 new jobs. The Jellico location is set to be operational by the end of 2018. BMT also plans on expanding its current operations in Jacksboro, creating 48 new jobs at that facility.
“I want to thank BMT Manufacturing for choosing to expand its current operations in Campbell County and for creating more than 140 new jobs in Jacksboro and Jellico,” said Governor Bill Haslam. “In Tennessee, we manufacture things, and the manufacturing industry is thriving, currently employing more than 340,000 Tennesseans. By choosing to grow and reinvest here, companies like BMT will help Tennessee lead in manufacturing and the creation of high-quality jobs.”
“I want to congratulate BMT on its decision to expand in Campbell County with the new location in Jellico and expansion in Jacksboro,” said Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe. “Tennessee puts a large emphasis on creating more opportunities for our rural communities and I appreciate BMT for creating 148 new jobs in Campbell County, a Tier-4 county. I look forward to seeing this company continue to invest in this rural community and Tennessee.”
Local leaders thanked BMT for its investment in Campbell County.
“BMT is an innovative new business model that is taking market share in the trailer industry through well positioned and equipped production sites and creative workforce development that is not only profitable, but it has a community service heart,” said Campbell County Mayor E.L. Morton. “It is just what Campbell County, Tennessee needs to keep local talent and return previously unemployable workers to a living wage, educational and skills growth opportunities and a bright path beyond some of Appalachia’s biggest socio-economic challenges.”
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