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Governor Lee, Commissioner Rolfe Announce BR Metal Products to Expand Livingston Operations

Monday, September 21, 2020 | 10:00am
  • Aluminum permanent mold foundry will invest nearly $183,000 to expand in Livingston
  • Project will create more than 30 jobs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and BR Metal Products officials announced today that the company will expand its Livingston manufacturing facility.

The project represents an investment of $182,500 and will create 32 jobs in Overton County.

BR Metal Products will purchase new equipment and expand its Livingston manufacturing facility. The company is transitioning its temporary employees to a full-time basis while offering benefits and increased wages. The expansion and purchasing of new equipment will allow the company to hire additional employees.

BR Metal Products is an aluminum permanent mold foundry that specializes in high end commercial castings, electrical grid industry castings and furniture castings. Using in-house machinery, BR Metal Products creates castings, welding fabrications, metal product finishing and tooling.

Since 2015, TNECD has supported 40 economic development projects in the Upper Cumberland region, which have resulted in more than 4,600 job commitments and $451 million in capital investment.

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“Creating high-quality jobs in rural communities remains a priority for me, and I appreciate BR Metal Products and its long-standing commitment to Overton County. Companies like BR Metal Products that choose to grow in our state are supporting our efforts to reboot the economy while providing jobs to Tennesseans.” – Gov. Bill Lee

“We want to thank BR Metal Products for expanding its Livingston operations. The company’s decision to create more than 30 jobs for the residents of Overton County is a vote of confidence in the highly skilled workforce we have in rural Tennessee.” – TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe 

“We are grateful for the support from the state of Tennessee and the Department of Economic and Community Development. BR Metal Products is a family-owned and operated business that was founded in Overton County. With this expansion, we are excited to hire 32 staff full-time and we look forward to the years to come.” – Billy Roberson, CEO of BR Metal Products 

"I am very pleased that BR Metal Products is expanding their operations in Livingston. These new jobs are sure to have a positive economic impact on Overton County. With our excellent transportation network, business-friendly environment and outstanding workforce, we have much to offer companies seeking to expand or locate their operations. We appreciate all of those who worked to bring these jobs home.” – Senate Commerce and Labor Committee Chairman Paul Bailey (R-Sparta)

“We are grateful to the good people at BR Metal Products for their expansion here in Livingston and their faith in the people of Overton County.  We also should acknowledge all the local officials and the folk at ECD for working with BR Metal in order to make this possible.” – Rep. John Mark Windle (D-Livingston)


TNECD Media Contact
Jennifer McEachern
Director of Communications and Marketing
(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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