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Governor Lee, Commissioner Rolfe Announce Commercial Filter to Expand in Fayette County

Monday, November 23, 2020 | 09:00am
  • Air filter manufacturer will invest $8.9 million in new facility
  • Expansion will create 30 new jobs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Commercial Filter officials announced today that the company will expand its operations by building a new facility in Piperton.

In response to growing demand, Commercial Filter’s expansion will include an investment of $8.9 million and the creation of 30 new jobs in Fayette County over the next three years.

Currently located in Memphis, Commercial Filter will relocate and expand its operations to Piperton. The company plans to construct a new 125,000-square-foot facility designed specifically to accommodate the production line and warehouse needs now and for the foreseeable future.

Commercial Filter broke ground on the new location in October 2020 and expects to complete the project in Q4 of 2021.

Commercial Filter manufactures air filters and has operated out of Memphis for the past 30 years. The company is expanding due to an increase in demand by the nonresidential construction industry for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) products.

Since 2015, TNECD has supported 100 economic development projects in the Greater Memphis region, resulting in 14,700 job commitments and nearly $5 billion in capital investment.

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“We’re proud to have Commercial Filter invest and grow in West Tennessee. Their latest investment in the Volunteer State is a testament to our skilled workforce and central location. I congratulate the company on its expansion, and I am grateful for their partnership as they establish operations in Fayette County.” – Gov. Bill Lee

“The expertise of our workforce, central location and robust infrastructure make Tennessee an ideal location for companies to grow and succeed. As we continue to navigate through the pandemic, we are proud to see companies move forward, invest and create jobs in our state. We congratulate Commercial Filter on this announcement and wish the company many years of success in the future.” – TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe

“We appreciate the warm welcome we have received from the officials of Piperton, Fayette County and the State of Tennessee. This move has been many years in the making, and we are proud to bring another state-of-the-art manufacturing facility to the area. We look forward to becoming a responsible member of the corporate community and a desirable place for its citizens to work.” – Lynn Stage, CEO, Commercial Filter

“Commercial Filter represents the type of business Fayette County is trying to recruit. A solid manufacturer that provides good jobs. We welcome them to the county and look forward to helping them grow their business here.” – Rhea “Skip” Taylor, Fayette County Mayor

“I am very pleased to see these jobs coming to Fayette County, which is a great location for new and expanding businesses. I congratulate Commercial Filter as well as Fayette County Mayor Skip Taylor, Piperton Mayor Henry Coats, other local officials and leaders, Representative Ron Gant, Governor Lee, Commissioner Rolfe and all who helped secure these jobs. I look forward to continuing to partner with them and others in our efforts to bring new and good paying jobs to our senate district. I believe there is more good news on the horizon.” – Sen. Page Walley (R-Bolivar)

“Commercial Filter’s expansion announcement and 30 new jobs on their way to Piperton and Fayette County is great news for our local economies. These jobs will help provide more opportunities and resources for our citizens as they work to achieve their version of the American Dream. I was honored to partner with our local leaders to help secure these high-quality jobs for the citizens of our community.” – Rep. Ron Gant (R-Rossville) 

TNECD Media Contact
Molly Hair
Public Information Officer
(615) 878-0063
Molly.hair@tn.gov

About the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s mission is to develop strategies that help make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs. To grow and strengthen Tennessee, the department seeks to attract new corporate investment to the state and works with Tennessee companies to facilitate expansion and economic growth. Find us on the web: tnecd.com. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @tnecd. Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/tnecd.

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