VF Corporation will invest nearly $7.5 million to expand its footprint in West Tennessee. The company will expand its current Workwear operations in Henning and locate a new facility in Covington, creating over 220 new jobs.
“We are very proud of our operations in West Tennessee and couldn’t be more excited to expand our presence in this part of the state,” said Chris Holcombe, President of VF Workwear. “Our Workwear division is a growing part of our global VF business, and these facilities will provide us with the added capability and resources to deliver high-quality work apparel and footwear to our consumers and customers. On behalf of the Workwear Team and VF as a whole, we want to thank Governor Lee and Mayor Gaines and Mayor Huffman for their continued partnership.”
Founded in 1899, VF Corporation is one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies and includes outdoor, active and workwear brands including Vans®, The North Face®, Timberland® and Dickies®. VF’s Workwear division has a major presence in Nashville, TN and employs more than 6,600 people worldwide providing brands such as Red Kap®, Bulwark®, VF SolutionsTM, Horace SmallTM and Dickies® to workers in diverse occupations.
To keep up with the company’s unprecedented growth, VF expand its manufacturing facility in Henning, where it will create 162 new jobs, and locate a new distribution facility in Covington, where it will create 66 new jobs. The company plans on locating its new distribution operations in an existing building in Tipton County.
“We are pleased that VF has chosen to create more than 220 jobs in West Tennessee,” said Gov. Bill Lee. “VF’s decision to not only expand but also locate new operations in West Tennessee showcases that Tennessee’s strong workforce and central location make it a perfect location for a company like VF. We are honored that VF has chosen these two communities to locate operations and expand its Tennessee footprint.”
“I want to thank VF for choosing to locate new operations and expand in West Tennessee,” said Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe. “Tennessee’s manufacturing and logistics sectors continue to see major growth in our state. Tennessee is home to more than 2,300 manufacturing establishments and over 16,000 logistics operations. I appreciate VF for its continued commitment to our state and for creating more than 220 new jobs in West Tennessee.”
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