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Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty, Henry County Officials Welcome Tower Support Services to McKenzie

Tuesday, January 03, 2012 | 04:02am

Anchor Bolt Company Expects to Create 15 New Jobs Over Three Years

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty today joined with Henry County officials in announcing the decision by Tower Support Services, LLC to locate a manufacturing facility in McKenzie, Tenn. The newly-formed company invested approximately $650,000 in a leased facility and expects to create 15 jobs over a three-year period. The McKenzie facility is located at 25045 Hwy 22 in the McKenzie Industrial Park and began operations in mid-December.

“Business startups are an important generator of new jobs in our state,” Haslam said. “I appreciate Tower Support Services, LLC decision to invest and grow in Tennessee and in Henry County.”

“Our research tells us that a significant number of jobs in Tennessee come from people starting new companies,” Hagerty said. “Despite the economic challenges our state and country continue to face, the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in Tennessee and Tower Support Services, LLC is proof of this. Congratulations on your new venture.”

Tower Support Services, LLC is a manufacturer of large anchor bolts and anchor bolt assemblies. The company services the producers of large steel structures in the electrical transmission and substation market. These assemblies are used to secure these structures to concrete foundations. The McKenzie facility is the company’s first facility and will serve as the company’s headquarters.

“Upon deciding to form Tower Support Services, Henry County became the obvious choice for our first location and headquarters,” Craig Schaal, president, Tower Support Services, LLC, said. “We are excited to grow in Tennessee and look forward to becoming a part of the McKenzie community.”

"Tower Support Services, LLC’s decision to locate in McKenzie is a perfect example of what can be accomplished by the partnership among McKenzie Industrial Development Board, Paris-Henry County Economic Corporation and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development,” Jill Holland, McKenzie mayor, said. “We are excited that Tower Support Services has the potential to become a magnet for good jobs in our area."

"We are pleased with Tower Support Services’ decision to locate in the McKenzie Industrial Park,” Brent Greer, Henry County mayor, said. “The new jobs created will be a great economic boost for our region."

“We are thrilled Tower Support Services, LLC has chosen McKenzie for its newest location,” Billy Barksdale, McKenzie Industrial Development Board, said. “We appreciate the hard work of state and local officials to make this happen and look forward to Tower Support Services, LLC growing in our community.”

“It has been a pleasure to work with Tower Support Services and the McKenzie Industrial Development Board as this industrial recruitment and location comes to a successful conclusion," Larry Crawford, executive director, Henry County Alliance, said.

About the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s mission is to develop strategies which help make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs. The department seeks to attract new corporate investment in Tennessee and works with Tennessee companies to facilitate expansion and economic growth. To find out more, go to www.tn.gov/ecd.

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