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Governor Lee, Commissioner Rolfe Announce Global Track Manufacturing USA, Inc. Establishes Plant in Milan

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 | 09:00am
  • Global Track Manufacturing will create 250 jobs in Gibson County
  • Company anticipates production will start in summer 2020
  • Global Track has established operations in former Tower Automotive facility

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Global Track Manufacturing USA, Inc. officials announced today that the company has established a production facility in Milan.

Global Track will create 250 jobs at the new plant in Gibson County. The company has located its manufacturing operations in the former Tower Automotive plant in Milan.

Global Track manufactures rubber tracks and undercarriage for industrial and agricultural equipment. The company currently operates a manufacturing facility in China. The Milan facility will be Global Track’s second plant, and the company anticipates production will begin there in the summer of 2020.

Since 2015, TNECD has supported 10 economic development projects in Gibson County, resulting in more than 2,500 job commitments and more than $415 million in capital investment.

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“Global Track’s decision to invest in Milan is a resounding vote of confidence in Tennessee and our workforce. More and more global companies are finding out that Tennessee is the perfect place to do business, and I look forward to the creation of 250 quality jobs in Milan and Gibson County.” – Gov. Bill Lee 

“I am pleased to see Global Track invest in Tennessee. Li Weaver, TNECD’s representative in China, and our international team played an instrumental role in landing this project. Tennessee’s skilled workforce creates world-renowned products, and this substantial investment promises to inject hundreds of terrific, family wage jobs in Gibson County and Milan.” – TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe

“The Milan facility is Global Track’s first U.S. manufacturing plant, and I want to thank Mayor BW Beasley and his economic development staff for their hard work over the past two years. Mayor Beasley and his team have worked tirelessly to help Global Track get our building operational, act as an advocate for us in Washington, D.C. regarding tariff issues, establish U.S. banking relationships, and have been supportive in every aspect. I am confident we made the right decision to locate in Milan, and I look forward to growing our U.S. customer base and creating jobs for the citizens of Milan and Gibson County.” – Barry Min, President and Owner of Global Track Manufacturing

“I am excited to formally announce this project as the City of Milan has been working with Barry Min and Global Track over the last two years since the company purchased the former Tower Automotive facility. Global Track has been manufacturing rubber tracks out of its China facility for many years with a great amount of success, and I look forward to the Milan facility achieving even greater success as the company grows the Global Track manufacturing footprint. This is a very exciting day for Milan and Gibson County, and I am grateful to Barry Min and Global Track for choosing Milan for the company’s U.S. manufacturing location.” – Milan Mayor BW Beasley

“On behalf of the Milan Industrial Development Board, I want to thank Barry Min and Global Track for choosing Milan as the home for its first U.S. manufacturing location. We look forward to helping the company achieve great success as it grows its U.S. manufacturing presence and creates quality jobs for the citizens of Milan.” – Milan Industrial Development Board Chairman Lynn Arnold 

“I am excited that Barry Min and Global Track have chosen Milan for Global Track’s first U.S. manufacturing location. Mayor Beasley and his team have worked very hard for the last two years with Mr. Min to help facilitate the success of this project. On behalf of Gibson County, I want to thank Mr. Min for his commitment to Milan. Congratulations to everyone who has played a role in this project.” – Gibson County Mayor Tom Witherspoon

“These 250 jobs will be a tremendous boost to our local economy. I congratulate our local officials and economic development leaders, Governor Lee and our Department of Economic and Community Development for their role in bringing this investment to Gibson County. It was a team effort. Thank you, Global Track for your confidence in the Gibson County worker.” – Sen. John Stevens (R – Huntingdon)

“I am pleased that Global Track is making a strong investment in Milan and Gibson County with the creation of 250 new jobs. This commitment demonstrates that our community is open for business, and I look forward to continuing to work with our local leaders to create additional jobs for our citizens in the future.” – Rep. Curtis Halford (R – Dyer)

TNECD Media Contact
Scott Harrison, Public Information Officer
(615) 417-2076
Scott.Harrison@tn.gov

About the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
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