Construction materials manufacturer expects to invest $11 million, create 29 jobs
MOUNT PLEASANT, Tenn. — Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe along with leaders from GCP Applied Technologies announced today that the company will expand its manufacturing operations in Maury County. The global construction materials manufacturer expects to invest $11 million and create 29 new jobs in Mount Pleasant. With this expansion, GCP will be adding a new product line within its existing facility.
“I want to thank GCP for its decision to expand its operations in Mount Pleasant and for creating 29 new jobs in Maury County,” Rolfe said. “In Tennessee, there have been over 45,000 net new manufacturing jobs since 2010, and it means a great deal that GCP will be adding more jobs to this growing sector and our strong workforce.”
“GCP is pleased to partner with TNECD and Maury County in the expansion of our manufacturing facility,” GCP President and Chief Executive Officer Gregory E. Poling said. “Mount Pleasant has been an outstanding location, and we look forward to continued success in the community for years to come.”
GCP Applied Technologies is a leading global provider of specialty construction products and technologies. The company’s products and technologies are being used on some of the world’s most iconic construction projects, including the Getty Center in Los Angeles, the London Underground, Hong Kong’s Bank of China Tower and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Spain.
“GCP has been a great partner to Mount Pleasant, and we are grateful for its decision to expand and grow here,” Mount Pleasant Mayor Jim Bailey said.
“To have an existing industry leader such as GCP choose to further its investment in Maury County and our community speaks volumes to what the area has to offer in terms of location, workforce and infrastructure,” Wil Evans, president of Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance, said. “We are thankful to our local and regional economic development partners that played a large role in this project.”
“TVA congratulates GCP on its decision to expand in Mount Pleasant and create additional job opportunities,” John Bradley, TVA Senior Vice President of Economic Development, said. “We are privileged to work with partners—Mount Pleasant Power System, the State of Tennessee and the Maury Alliance—to facilitate the growth of existing companies.”
Mount Pleasant and Maury County are represented by Sen. Joey Hensley (R – Hohenwald), Rep. Sheila Butt (R – Columbia) and Rep. Michael Curcio (R – Dickson) in the Tennessee General Assembly.
Julie Gonzalez, Corporate Communications Manager
GCP Applied Technologies
About GCP Applied Technologies Inc.
GCP Applied Technologies (NYSE:GCP) is a leading global provider of products and technology solutions for customers in the specialty construction chemicals, specialty building materials, and packaging sealants and coatings industries. Our products help improve the performance of our customers’ products, increase productivity in their application or manufacturing processes, and meet the increasing regulatory requirements impacting their industry. GCP has approximately 3,000 employees on six continents, and serves customers in more than 110 countries. More information is available at www.gcpat.com.
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. To grow and strengthen Team Tennessee, the department seeks to attract new corporate investment in Tennessee and works with Tennessee companies to facilitate expansion and economic growth. Tennessee is the only three-time winner of “State of the Year” for economic development by Business Facilities magazine. Find us on the web: tnecd.com. Follow us on Twitter: @tnecd. Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/tnecd.