Governor Lee, Commissioner McWhorter Announce LazeStar, Inc. to Relocate Operations to Williamson County

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 | 09:00am
  • Manufacturing and laser welding company to invest more than $5 million to relocate operations from California to Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Stuart C. McWhorter and LazeStar, Inc. officials announced today the company will invest $5.5 million to relocate its operations from Livermore, California, to Fairview, Tennessee.

LazeStar will create 25 new jobs in Williamson County. Its recent expansion and relocation are a result of the company’s continued growth and will position LazeStar to better serve its customers with hermetic laser sealing and package fabrication.

Founded more than 20 years ago, LazeStar specializes in fabrication and laser welding components used in the defense, aerospace, microwave, biomedical and commercial industries.

Since 2020, TNECD has supported 21 economic development projects in Williamson County, resulting in approximately 4,000 job commitments and nearly $260 million in capital investment.

“I welcome LazeStar to Tennessee and thank them for their commitment to creating new, highly skilled jobs for the dedicated workforce across Williamson County. We look forward to the positive impact LazeStar will bring to this region in the years to come.” – Gov. Bill Lee

“Williamson County landed the most projects of all Tennessee’s 95 counties last year, and we are excited to announce another great brand coming to this community. I thank LazeStar for choosing Fairview to relocate its operations, and I know this company will bring additional training and skillsets to the workforce here.” – TNECD Commissioner Stuart C. McWhorter

“LazeStar couldn’t be more excited about the relocation to Tennessee and specifically Fairview.  We are confident LazeStar is going to thrive in Tennessee. Being in a place that promotes business and supports our future is going to be a perfect match.” – LazeStar, Inc. CEO Michael Hartman

“TVA and Middle Tennessee Electric congratulate LazeStar on its decision to establish operations in Williamson County. Working to support companies creating jobs and investment in the region is fundamental to TVA’s mission of service. We are proud to partner with Williamson Inc. and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to further that mission and celebrate this announcement together.” – John Bradley, TVA senior vice president of economic development

“LazeStar’s decision to relocate to Fairview will be a great complement to the community and is a testament to our strong economy, quality of life and commitment to developing a skilled workforce. These 25 jobs will be a boost to our local economy while the skilled technical work done at LazeStar will provide new opportunities for high school and community college students in the area. LazeStar will be a great addition to Williamson County, and I wish them all the best going forward.” – Senate Majority Leader Jack Johnson (R-Franklin)

“I’m delighted to welcome LazeStar to Williamson County and see another business make our great state home. Thank you to the leaders at LazeStar for their investment and for providing quality jobs to our community. I look forward to seeing their success in the future.” – Rep. Sam Whitson (R-Franklin)

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