CAMPBELL ARMS TO CREATE 50 NEW JOBS IN MCKENZIE
McKENZIE (June 30) — Campbell Arms Manufacturing, LLC.
(CAM), a veteran-owned manufacturer of small arms components in the weapons industry will locate a new facility in McKenzie with a nearly $850 thousand investment creating 50 full-time jobs.
The company’s investment will cover its move into an existing facility in the Industrial Air Park, as well as manufacturing, fleet and office equipment, hardware and wiring, yard paving and additional renovations and improvements.
McKenzie Industrial Development Director Frank Tate greeted the company and wished them success.
“It is companies like CAM that will help boost our economy and show that Carroll County provides a strong and available skilled workforce. We are thankful they considered McKenzie as their new home and look forward to being a continued partner in their future growth. Additionally, I thank the company for its investment and the creation of much needed new jobs, and I wish Campbell Arms Manufacturing the best in its future endeavors.”
“We are very excited to be able to invest in the Carroll County community. The exponential growth opportunity in our industry is immeasurable, and we have new innovative ideas and designs to implement as well as a large market to supply,” said Blaine Campbell, owner of the company. “This relocation is instrumental in the growth of our company as well as for the City of McKenzie. We are proud to be able to work with McKenzie Industrial Development and the State of Tennessee to further grow our manufacturing operations.”
Mayor Jill Holland, City of McKenzie, said the arrival of CAM will benefit the local economy.
“We are pleased to welcome Campbell Arms Manufacturing to the McKenzie community,” Holland said. “This new investment of nearly $850 thousand and the additional 50 jobs it aims to create will be a huge boost for our local economy. We are very grateful to CAM for this investment, and we appreciate the Tennessee Economic and Community Development team for all their See CAM on Page 3
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hard work, as well.”
“Carroll County is pleased to welcome CAM to our community and are happy to support and encourage their continued growth.” County Mayor, Kenny McBride said. “CAM has identified itself as being a good fit for our community, and we are excited they are locating here. This new facility will help the company continue to succeed, thanks to Tennessee’s manufacturing expertise, availability of skilled workforce and logistics advantages.”
The McKenzie plant relocation will allow CAM to better serve its customers. As well, the new location will also allow the company to explore business possibilities in other regions.
Additionally, CAM can receive resources from the American Job Center. Through the American Job Center, companies can receive no-cost recruitment and job placement services, reduced-cost customized training and on the job training incentives. In fiscal 2016, the American Job Center provided training and services for over 65,000 Tennesseans and 2500 employers from a variety of industry sectors within the local workforce delivery area.
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