• International custom compound solutions provider will add new machinery, create 20 jobs
  • Company to invest more than $7 million in Haywood County manufacturing facility

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Teknor Apex officials announced today that the company will expand operations in Brownsville.

The project represents an investment of $7.4 million and the creation of 20 new jobs in Haywood County.

Teknor Apex will install new machinery to expand its scope of products being produced in Brownsville. The company currently employs approximately 620 people in Tennessee and more than 2,300 people worldwide.

Teknor Apex is an international custom compounder of advanced polymer materials with a focus on vinyls, thermoplastic elastomers, engineered thermoplastics and colorants. For the U.S. market, Teknor Apex manufactures chemicals such as plasticizers and consumer products including garden hose.

Since 2015, TNECD has supported nearly 80 economic development projects in Southwest Tennessee, resulting in more than 5,100 job commitments and $1.2 billion in capital investment.


“This investment from Teknor Apex is a testament to Tennessee’s strong rural workforce as our economy continues to recover. Tennessee remains a great place to do business, and I appreciate Teknor Apex for choosing Tennessee for its next expansion.” – Gov. Bill Lee

“We are pleased that Teknor Apex chose to expand its facility and create 20 new jobs in Brownsville. Supporting Tennessee’s at-risk and distressed counties is a major priority for our department, and we I look forward to the growth and opportunities that this project will create for the residents of Haywood County.” – TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe

“We are thankful for the ongoing support the City of Brownsville and the State of Tennessee have given us, not only for this project, but for many others through the years.” – Rob Lincer, Tennessee General Manager at Teknor Apex

“It is important for Teknor Apex to support the communities in which we operate and with the addition of resources, we will not only be able to better support our customers, but it also allows us to open up more career opportunities in the community.” – Paul Burke, Senior Vice President, Global Operations at Teknor Apex

“I am excited about this business expansion for Teknor and our community. Teknor Apex has been a great community partner and the addition of these jobs and capital expenditures is a win-win for Brownsville. Business retention and growth are top of mind when comes to economic development for me.” – Brownsville Mayor Bill Rawls

“With great pleasure, I am pleased to celebrate the job expansion at Teknor Apex, who is one our greatest partners in bringing good paying jobs to Haywood County. We likewise appreciate the assistance of Governor Lee and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development in helping to make this happen. Without the cooperation of all involved, this expansion would not have occurred.” – Haywood County Mayor David Livingston

“TVA and Brownsville Energy Authority congratulate Teknor Apex on its decision to expand operations in Haywood County. It’s always an exciting day when we can celebrate a company’s continued commitment to growth in the Valley and we are proud to partner with HTL Advantage, Brownsville-Haywood County Industrial Development Board and Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to help further Teknor Apex Company’s continued business success.” – John Bradley, TVA Senior Vice President of Economic Development 

“We’re proud that Teknor Apex has chosen to expand in Brownsville, which in turn creates quality job opportunities for our citizens. We have incredibly passionate and hardworking employees, and we are in a state which recognizes the importance of a having business-friendly climate that spurs job growth. This is a winning combination for Tennessee as we see our economy rebound. Congratulations to Teknor Apex and all of our state and local officials who worked to bring these jobs home.”  Sen. Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville)

“Teknor Apex has been a valued employer in Haywood County for many years, and I’m proud they’ve chosen to further invest in our community. I know they will continue to thrive in Brownsville for many more years to come with our skilled and capable workforce. I appreciate the work of our local economic development leaders who work hard to make sure our existing industries succeed.” – Rep. Chris Hurt (R-Halls)

TNECD Media Contact
Molly Hair, Public Information Officer
(615) 878-0063
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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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