Governor Lee, Commissioner McWhorter Announce Summertown Metals, LLC to Expand Operations in Lewis County

Tuesday, December 20, 2022 | 10:00am
  •  Building materials manufacturer and distributor to expand operations to Hohenwald 
  • Project represents the creation of nearly 200 new jobs  

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Stuart McWhorter and Summertown Metals, LLC officials announced today the company will invest $11 million to expand its manufacturing and distribution operations in Lewis County. 

With existing operations in Summertown, Summertown Metals will expand by constructing a new facility in the Lewis County Industrial Park, which will house its headquarters and additional manufacturing and distribution operations. As a result of the project, the company will create 197 new jobs in Hohenwald. 

By adding the Hohenwald location, Summertown Metals will be able to grow its manufacturing and product offerings to include the building and distribution of wood and steel trusses as well as garage door production and installation. Construction began in the fall of 2022 and is anticipated to be complete in the first quarter of 2023. 

Founded in Summertown in 2006, Summertown Metals, LLC is a Tennessee-based company that has expanded from a single building materials supplier into a quality, custom building materials distributor. With the addition of nearly 200 new jobs, Summertown Metals will employ almost 400 people across its two Tennessee facilities. 

Since 2018, TNECD has supported nearly 60 economic development projects in the Southern Middle Tennessee region, resulting in nearly 8,300 job commitments and $5.6 billion in capital investment. 

“Tennessee’s skilled workforce and strong business climate ensure that companies like Summertown Metals can thrive. I thank this company for its decision to expand operations in our state and create nearly 200 jobs for Tennesseans in Lewis County.” – Gov. Bill Lee

“With more than $26 billion exported in manufacturing goods annually, it is clear that the manufacturing sector is thriving in Tennessee. We are proud that Summertown Metals has chosen to expand its footprint into Lewis County and thank this company for its continued commitment to Southern Middle Tennessee.” – TNECD Commissioner Stuart McWhorter

“As owners of Summertown Metals, we are excited about our expansion to Hohenwald and are very grateful for the support of this community and the State of Tennessee in bringing this project to fruition. We count it as a privilege to be able to provide so many well-paying jobs to the people of Hohenwald and Lewis County, and our ability to manufacture more of our own products allows us to service our customers faster while providing high-quality, affordable building products and services to our customers in Tennessee and surrounding states.” – Matt Stoll and Derek Stoll, co-owners, Summertown Metals  

“TVA and Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative congratulate Summertown Metals on its decision to expand operations in Lewis County. Supporting companies in the creation of new jobs and investment in the Tennessee Valley region is fundamental to TVA’s mission of service and we are proud to partner with the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative, City of Hohenwald and Lewis County in that mission and celebrate this announcement together.” – John Bradley, TVA senior vice president of Economic Development 

"It is very exciting to see the State of Tennessee, Lewis County and the City of Hohenwald come together to support and promote this significant expansion of Summertown Metals. The Stoll family have invested heavily in their community for many years and built an impeccable reputation throughout the Southeast for the quality of their products and workmanship, as well as the integrity of their business practices. The creation of 200 new jobs and the development of the industrial park in Hohenwald is a testament to the commitment of everyone involved to improving the quality of life for the residents of Lewis County. I look forward to working with Lewis County Mayor Jonah Keltner and Hohenwald Mayor Danny McKnight to bring more opportunities like this to the area." – Rep. Jody Barrett (R-Dickson)

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