Governor Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe, and BR Metal Products officials announced Monday, Sept. 21 that the company will expand its Livingston manufacturing facility.
The project represents an investment of $182,500 and is expected to create 32 jobs in Overton County.
Gov. Lee said, “Creating high-quality jobs in rural communities remains a priority for me, and I appreciate BR Metal Products and its long-standing commitment to Overton County.
“Companies like BR Metal Products that choose to grow in our state are supporting our efforts to reboot the economy while providing jobs to Tennesseans.”
BR Metal Products will purchase new equipment and expand its Livingston manufacturing facility. The company is transitioning its temporary employees to a full-time basis while offering benefits and increased wages. The expansion and purchasing of new equipment will allow the company to hire additional employees.
Billy Roberson, CEO of BR Metal Products, said, “We are grateful for the support from the state of Tennessee and the Department of Economic and Community Development. BR Metal Products is a family-owned and operated business that was founded in Overton County.
“With this expansion, we are excited to hire 32 staff full-time and we look forward to the years to come.”
BR Metal Products is an aluminum permanent mold foundry that specializes in high end commercial castings, electrical grid industry castings, and furniture castings. Using in-house machinery, BR Metal Products creates castings, welding fabrications, metal product finishing, and tooling.
State Senate Commerce and Labor Committee Chairman Paul Bailey (R-Sparta) said, “I am very pleased that BR Metal Products is expanding their operations in Livingston. These new jobs are sure to have a positive economic impact on Overton County.
“With our excellent transportation network, business-friendly environment and outstanding workforce, we have much to offer companies seeking to expand or locate their operations. We appreciate all of those who worked to bring these jobs home.”
And State Representative John Mark Windle (D-Livingston) said, “We are grateful to the good people at BR Metal Products for their expansion here in Livingston and their faith in the people of Overton County. We also should acknowledge all the local officials and the folk at TNECD for working with BR Metal in order to make this possible.”
Since 2015, TNECD has supported 40 economic development projects in the Upper Cumberland region, which have resulted in more than 4,700 job commitments and $472 million in capital investment.
TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe said, “We want to thank BR Metal Products for expanding its Livingston operations. The company’s decision to create more than 30 jobs for the residents of Overton County is a vote of confidence in the highly skilled workforce we have in rural Tennessee.”