• Natural stone, glass and metal product manufacturer will create 40 new jobs in Baxter

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Anatolia Granite and Marble Corp officials announced today that the company will expand its operations in Putnam County.

Anatolia Granite and Marble will invest approximately $567,000 and create 40 new jobs in Baxter.

Located at 445 Ward Mill Road, the company customizes natural stone slabs, such as granite, marble, onyx and quartz, into processed countertops primarily used by building contractors and subcontractors.

Anatolia’s production process comprises computer programmed CNC machines, which process the stone slabs into custom made shapes that can be used as kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities or fireplaces.

Over the last five years, TNECD has supported 10 economic development projects in Putnam County, resulting in approximately 1,500 job commitments and $220 million in capital investment.


“When a company expands in our state, it is a testament to the strength and skill of our workforce. I thank Anatolia for their continued investment in Tennessee and for creating high-quality manufacturing jobs in the Baxter community.” – Gov. Bill Lee

“With more than 2,500 establishments operating in Tennessee, advanced manufacturing is one of our state’s most successful industries. Anatolia’s decision to expand in Putnam County will be a driving force behind Tennessee’s continued growth in this sector and would not be possible without the strong leadership at the local level. We appreciate Baxter Mayor John Martin and Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter for their partnership and involvement in this project.” – TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe

“We are excited to expand Anatolia Granite’s operations in Baxter and realize that this expansion would not be possible without the leadership at the state of Tennessee and locally in Baxter and Putnam County. We have found a great community in the Upper Cumberland and look forward to continued partnerships and our company’s future growth.” – Anatolia Granite and Marble Corp, president, Temel Islamoglu

“TVA and Upper Cumberland Membership Corporation congratulate Anatolia Granite and Marble Corp on its decision to expand operations and create new job opportunities in Putnam County. Helping to foster new jobs and investment in the Valley region is fundamental to TVA’s mission of service. We are proud to partner with Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, City of Baxter, Highlands Economic Partnership, Upper Cumberland Development District, and Small Business Development Center to help further that mission and celebrate this announcement.” – John Bradley, TVA senior vice president of Economic Development

“I am very proud Anatolia Granite and Marble Corp is expanding their operations in Baxter.  This investment means good jobs for local residents and highlights the strength of Tennessee’s talented workforce and business climate. I thank our state and local officials and economic development leaders for bringing this investment home to Putnam County.” – Senate Commerce and Labor Committee Chairman Paul Bailey (R-Sparta)

“Anatolia Granite and Marble Corp is a small business success story that has established a strong reputation in the home building industry for their quality products produced right here in Putnam County. I thank them for their continued investment, and I congratulate their employees on their remarkable success.” – Rep. Ryan Williams (R-Cookeville)

About the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s mission is to develop strategies that help make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs. To grow and strengthen Tennessee, the department seeks to attract new corporate investment to the state and works with Tennessee companies to facilitate expansion and economic growth. Find us on the web: tnecd.com. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @tnecd. Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/tnecd.

TNECD Media Contact
Lindsey Tipton
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(615) 339-6608
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