• Construction manufacturing company will build a new 100,000-square-foot facility
  • Hargett Materials will invest $2.2 million to expand Gibson County operations 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Hargett Materials, Inc. (HMI) officials announced today that the construction materials manufacturing company will build a new facility to expand its Milan operations.

As part of the expansion, HMI will invest $2.2 million and add 50 jobs over the next five years.

HMI will expand its operations by constructing a new 100,000-square-foot production facility and rail spur to serve the Milan facility with raw materials and help export finished products nationwide.

HMI is an industrial aggregates processing company that supplies a wide range of blended sands and cements, concrete cleaners, primers and curing compounds for the concrete industry. In addition, the company manufactures a product called Elephant Armor, a high-performance patch material for asphalt and concrete pavements.

Another portion of HMI’s business is supplying components for buildings and data center modules that shield critical infrastructure from Electro Magnetic Pulses (EMPs). The shielding provides protection for utility companies, defense systems and communications hubs throughout the United States. This expansion project is needed primarily due to an increased demand to protect critical infrastructure systems.

Over the last five years, TNECD has supported more than 40 economic development projects in Northwest Tennessee, accounting for more than 6,650 job commitments and $1.4 billion in capital investment.


“One of my top priorities as governor is to support the economic development of our rural counties, and I’d like to thank Hargett Materials for creating 50 quality jobs for the residents of Milan and Gibson County. Hargett Materials plays an integral role in developing and maintain important transportation infrastructure, and I look forward to seeing the company’s success.” – Gov. Bill Lee

“Companies invested nearly $3 billion in rural Tennessee communities last year, and we are very proud of that growth especially in the midst of a pandemic. Hargett Materials is a valued partner in Gibson County, and these jobs will provide additional opportunities in Northwest Tennessee.” – TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe

“Hargett Materials, Inc. is very excited about the growth of our company here in Milan. We are very appreciative of the help of our local agency involvement, our state government representatives, TVA, and of course the TNECD officials who have made this project possible. It takes a team of good people to succeed, and I am very proud of this team that has worked diligently to help with the funding and execution of a good plan to promote business in our rural communities.” – Jon Hargett, president, Hargett Materials, Inc.

“On behalf of the city of Milan, I want to congratulate Hargett Materials and thank Jon Hargett for his lifelong commitment to Milan and the growth of the Milan business community. The expansion of Hargett Materials will create new, well-paying jobs which is great for both Milan and Gibson County and continues to show that Milan is a great place to do business. I would also like to thank TNECD and the Delta Regional Authority for their assistance with grant funding to construct the rail spur for the project. This is an exciting announcement and a great day for Milan, Tennessee!” – Milan City Mayor BW Beasley 

“TVA and Milan Public Utilities congratulate Hargett Materials, Inc. on its decision to expand operations in Gibson County. It’s always an exciting day when we can celebrate a company’s commitment to continued growth in the Valley, and we are proud to partner with Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, Gibson County Economic Development, Gibson County, City of Milan and Milan Chamber of Commerce to help foster new job creation and investment in the region.” ­– John Bradley, TVA senior vice president of Economic Development

“The Delta Regional Authority’s investment to strengthen Gibson County infrastructure further supports economic growth by providing businesses the capability to expand its operations. The Hargett Materials, Inc. operations expansion is projected to create 50 new jobs, providing more economic opportunities for workers and jobs seekers in Northwest Tennessee.” – Chris Caldwell­, federal co-chairman, Delta Regional Authority

“Hargett Materials is an innovator in the construction materials industry. It comes as no surprise that their successful business located in Milan is once again expanding. These 50 new jobs will be great for our community, and I look forward to seeing the continued success of Hargett Materials.” – Sen. John Stevens (R-Huntingdon)

“Hargett Materials is a valued employer in Gibson County. Their commitment speaks to our favorable business climate and our ability to provide the talented workforce they need. I thank them for their continued investment in Milan and I congratulate our local officials and economic development leaders who work hard to help our existing industries thrive.” – Rep. Curtis Halford (R-Dyer)

TNECD Media Contact
Molly Hair, Public Information Officer
(615) 878-0063
[email protected]

About the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
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