• Project to create 46 new jobs in Humphreys County over the next five years
  • Company plans on adding new equipment to McEwen facility

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Gorman Woodyard LLC officials announced today that the company will expand in McEwen. Gorman Woodyard will create 46 new jobs and invest $1.5 million in Humphreys County over the next five years.

Gorman Woodyard is a wood chipping company based in McEwen that provides wood for several paper mills, including Hood Container in Waverly, Tenn. The company plans on expanding its current operations in Humphreys County and adding new equipment to keep up with growing demand.

Since 2015, TNECD has supported 187 projects in the Northern Middle region, resulting in the creation of more than 38,000 jobs and $6 billion in capital investment.


“Our state puts a major emphasis on making sure our rural communities are thriving. I appreciate Gorman Woodyard for choosing to expand in a rural community like Humphreys County and creating 46 new jobs in McEwen. I look forward to seeing this company continue to succeed in our state.” – Governor Bill Lee

“I want to thank Gorman Woodyard for choosing to expand in McEwen and creating 46 new jobs Humphreys County, a rural, Tier 3 county. This investment by Gorman Woodyard showcases that Tennessee’s workforce across rural Tennessee is continuing to grow and attract new and expanding businesses to our state.” – TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank the State of Tennessee, Humphreys County Department of Economic and Community Development, MLEC and everyone involved in making this expansion of our business possible. We would also like to thank our local suppliers and landowners as our goal is to support local economy the way they have shown support for us.” – Gorman Woodyard Owner Floyd Lampley

“This is exciting news for McEwen and Humphreys County. I’ve often said Humphreys County is a great place to do business. The people there are among Tennessee’s finest, and these new jobs are going to provide a much-needed boost to the county. Congratulations to everyone who helped make this happen.” – Sen. Kerry Roberts (R – Springfield)

“I’m proud that Gorman Woodyard has chosen to expand its operations in McEwen. I think it demonstrates that Humphreys County is a pro-business environment and we’re dedicated to helping our existing industries thrive.” – Rep. Jay Reedy (R – Erin)

TNECD Media Contact
Carly Schroer, Public Information Officer
(615) 490-2995
[email protected]

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.


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