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Governor Lee, Commissioner Rolfe Announce Homeland Vinyl to Expand in Surgoinsville

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | 09:00am
  • Vinyl deck, fencing and railing manufacturer will create 55 jobs
  • Homeland Vinyl’s expansion will add 38,000 square feet

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Homeland Vinyl officials announced today that the manufacturer will invest $2.2 million and create 55 jobs in Surgoinsville.

As part of the expansion, Homeland Vinyl will add 38,000 square feet to its operations in Hawkins County, adding multiple new extrusion lines and assembly line capabilities.

Homeland Vinyl manufactures a diverse portfolio of vinyl profiles, including fencing, rail and deck products. The company has operations in six states across the U.S. including the facility in Surgoinsville.

In 2017, Homeland Vinyl added 50,000 square feet to its Surgoinsville facility and installed new equipment.

Since 2015, TNECD has supported more than 50 economic development projects in Northeast Tennessee, accounting for 6,000 job commitments and $1 billion in capital investment.

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“I am pleased that Homeland Vinyl has decided to continue to invest in Surgoinsville. This expansion is a sign of positive momentum for Hawkins County as we continue to safely get Tennesseans back to work and the economy thriving again.” – Gov. Bill Lee 

“While we continue to navigate the challenges we have been faced with due to the pandemic, TNECD’s work is all the more critical. We remain focused on attracting jobs to communities across Tennessee, and I’d like to thank Homeland Vinyl for its investment and commitment to the residents of Hawkins County.” – TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe

“We have had great success with our operations in Surgoinsville/Hawkins County. The community and business environment, along with our partnership with the Economic Development Authority, has allowed us to continue to growth at this location.” – Scott Smith, Homeland Vinyl CFO

“TVA and Holston Electric Cooperative congratulate Homeland Vinyl on its decision to expand operations and create new job opportunities in Hawkins County. We are proud to partner with the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development and Hawkins County Industrial Development Board to celebrate Homeland Vinyl’s commitment to continued growth in the Valley.” – John Bradley, TVA Senior Vice President of Economic Development

"It's always a good day when you can announce new jobs and we congratulate Homeland Vinyl for its decision to expand operations in Hawkins County. Our workforce is exceptional, our communities are beautiful, and our business-friendly climate makes Hawkins County a great place for businesses to locate or expand. I appreciate the work which has been done by Governor Lee, Commissioner Rolfe and his team as well as our local officials to land these new jobs. It is a pleasure to partner with them to make Tennessee the best place in the U.S. to do business." – Sen. Frank Niceley (R-Strawberry Plains)

“Homeland Vinyl is a valued employer in our community, and I know it will continue to thrive in Hawkins County for many years to come with our skilled and capable workforce. I congratulate our local officials and economic development leaders for working with Homeland Vinyl to bring this investment to our community.” Rep. Gary Hicks (R-Rogersville)

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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