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Governor Lee, Commissioner Rolfe Announce Modine Manufacturing Company to Expand Lawrence County Operations

Friday, February 12, 2021 | 11:00am
  • Heat transfer manufacturing company to create 45 jobs in Lawrence County 
  • Company plans to expand current facility and relocate product lines from Missouri and Rhode Island 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Modine Manufacturing Company officials announced today that the company will expand its plant in Lawrenceburg, investing $1.2 million and creating 45 jobs.  

The project is a relocation of three product lines from Missouri and Rhode Island to its Lawrenceburg plant.  

Modine will retrofit and expand its current facility for the new lines being added. The Tennessee plant is currently primarily an aluminum fabrication plant and the new lines have significant stainless-steel content. 

Modine manufactures heat transfer products for a wide range of markets including stationary power generation, mining, agriculture, construction, automotive and building HVAC. The company has had a manufacturing presence in Tennessee for over 30 years and currently employs more than 500 people across the state.  

Over the last five years, TNECD has supported 65 economic development projects in Southern Middle Tennessee, resulting in approximately 8,500 job commitments and $3.7 billion in capital investment.  

QUOTES 

“I appreciate Modine’s decision to expand its operations in Lawrenceburg. As we get our economy back on track, investments like this are crucial for our state. I look forward to seeing this company continue to succeed in Southern Middle Tennessee.” – Gov. Bill Lee 

“Modine has created manufacturing jobs in Tennessee for over 30 years, and we’re pleased to welcome this expansion and creation of 45 new jobs. Modine’s decision to relocate facilities from other states to Tennessee is a testament to our reputation as a top choice for manufacturing.” – TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe 

“We are fortunate in light of our current competitive environment to have the opportunity to once again expand our operations in Lawrenceburg. We are excited about the addition of our new heat transfer products that we will supply to the mass transit and stationary power markets. I appreciate all of the extra work and support provided by Governor Lee, TNECD, and our local chamber to help secure this new business.” – David Killen, plant manager, Modine Lawrenceburg  

“As our largest manufacturer, Modine betters our community by providing high-quality job opportunities for our citizens. On behalf of Lawrence County, I want to congratulate Modine Manufacturing Company’s on its latest investment and the positive impact it brings our community.” – Lawrence County Executive T.R. Williams 

“This investment is a vote of confidence in Lawrenceburg’s business climate, workforce, and quality of life.  I am proud of our city’s longstanding partnership with Modine Manufacturing Company and the growth this new expansion brings.” — Lawrenceburg City Mayor Blake Lay 

“TVA and Lawrenceburg Utility Systems congratulate Modine Manufacturing Company on its decision to expand operations in Lawrence County. Helping to foster job opportunities and investment is fundamental to TVA’s mission of service and we are proud to partner with the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, Middle Tennessee Industrial Development Association and Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to help further that mission and support Modine’s continued business success in the Valley.” – John Bradley, TVA senior vice president of Economic Development 

“Modine Manufacturing Company’s decision to expand their facility is great news for Lawrenceburg and a significant win for our growing economy. We have a dedicated workforce that gets the job done right. I look forward to this company’s continued growth and success. I also appreciate the work done by our local officials, our Department of Economic and Community Development, and Governor Lee to bring new job opportunities to Lawrence County. It is a pleasure to work with them as we make job creation a top priority.” – Sen. Joey Hensley (R–Hohenwald)  

“Modine Manufacturing’s commitment to Lawrence County speaks to our favorable business climate and our ability to provide the talented workforce they need. I thank them for their continued investment in our community and wish them success for many more years to come.”  Rep. Clay Doggett (R–Pulaski) 

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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