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Governor Lee, Commissioner Rolfe Announce Aero Millwork to Locate New Manufacturing Operations in Savannah

Thursday, July 09, 2020 | 02:00pm
  • Stainless-steel food service equipment manufacturer to create more than 60 jobs
  • Company to invest $890,000 in Hardin County manufacturing facility 

SAVANNAH, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Aero Millwork, LLC officials announced today that the company will locate new operations in Savannah.

The project represents an investment of $890,000 and the creation of 62 jobs in Hardin County.

Aero Millwork, a division of Aero Manufacturing, will manufacture food service equipment in laminate, stone, glass and millwork. The Savannah location will be the company’s first manufacturing facility in Tennessee.

Headquartered in Clifton, N.J., Aero Manufacturing has been one of the country’s leading manufacturers of stainless-steel foodservice equipment for over 75 years. The company specializes in producing stainless-steel sinks, tables, cabinets and shelving for a variety of industries.

Since 2015, TNECD has supported more than 70 economic development projects in Southwest Tennessee, resulting in approximately 4,800 job commitments and more than $1 billion in capital investment.

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“As we continue to safely reopen our state and reboot the economy, this project is a vote of confidence that Tennessee remains a place where companies will find success. I welcome Aero Millwork to Tennessee and thank the company for choosing Savannah for its new manufacturing facility.” – Gov. Bill Lee

“We are honored that Aero Millwork will make its new home in Hardin County. Supporting Tennessee’s at-risk and distressed counties is a major priority for our department, and we are pleased to see that more than 60 new high-quality jobs will be created in Savannah. We appreciate the support from our local leaders, Mayor Davis and Mayor Shutt, and look forward to building a lasting partnership with Aero Millwork in the years ahead.” – TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe

“Due to the need for a quality manufacturer of custom counters and woodworking, we decided to create a new division: Aero Millwork. After an exhaustive search over three states, we narrowed the search to Southwest Tennessee. Through the efforts of Tracey Exum, Ken Davis, Tom Smith and Jennifer Perryman, we found Savannah to be the best location for our second manufacturing facility. We look forward to hiring the best people in the business.” – Wayne Phillips, Aero Manufacturing President and CEO

“TVA and Tennessee Valley Electric Cooperative congratulate Aero Millwork on its decision to locate in Hardin County and create new job opportunities. TVA is committed to helping support economic development through job creation and investment, and we are proud to partner with the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to foster continued business growth in the Valley.” – John Bradley, TVA Senior Vice President of Economic Development

“We are excited to welcome Aero Millwork to Savannah. This nearly million-dollar investment into our community is going to create new jobs and solidify that West Tennesseans are workforce ready. Manufacturing is the backbone of our economy, and I know that this company will provide much needed resources to critical industries. I thank the commitment of local and state officials as well as Aero Millwork’s team for doing its part to grow the Savannah area.”  Sen. Dolores Gresham (R – Somerville)

“I appreciate the opportunity to work with leaders from Aero Millwork as they considered our community for their expansion. I’m very proud they chose us and I congratulate our local officials and economic development leaders for their role in bringing this expansion to Savannah. These 62 new jobs will create a significant boost to our local economy.” – Rep. David Byrd (R – Waynesboro)

TNECD Media Contact
Jennifer McEachern, Communications Director
(615) 336-2689
jennifer.mceachern@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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