- Global leader in protective coatings to relocate manufacturing facility from Texas to Tennessee
- Project represents an investment of more than $30 million
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Ultimate Linings, LLC officials announced today the company will relocate its chemical manufacturing facility from Bedford, Texas, to Lebanon, Tennessee.
Ultimate Linings will invest $31 million and create 50 new jobs in Wilson County over the next five years.
To meet new growth and expand global research, Ultimate Linings’ Tennessee facility will house both the company’s advanced automated chemical manufacturing and its research and development laboratory and innovation center.
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Ultimate Linings has served the automotive industry’s need for high quality bedliner material and systems for nearly three decades. Today, the company has a global presence with applicators located in the U.S. and roughly 30 other countries around the world.
In the last five years, TNECD has supported nearly 20 economic development projects in Wilson County resulting in more than 5,500 job commitments and $1 billion in capital investment.
“When companies relocate to Tennessee, it’s a testament to our strong business climate, skilled workforce and quality of life. I thank Ultimate Linings for its significant investment and for creating high-quality manufacturing jobs in Wilson County.” – Gov. Bill Lee
“Ultimate Linings’ expansion to Tennessee marks Wilson County’s eighth economic development project in the last year. We appreciate this company’s $31 million investment in Lebanon and thank this community for its strong partnership in recruiting new businesses to Middle Tennessee.” – TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe
“We are thrilled to call Lebanon, Tennessee, the new home of Ultimate Linings’ corporate offices, our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and innovation center. We thank Governor Lee, Commissioner Rolfe, the Tennessee Valley Authority, Wilson County Mayor Hutto and Mr. GC Hixon from Wilson County’s Joint Economic and Community Development Board for all their hard work in helping us bring this important strategic project to fruition.” – Ultimate Linings, LLC President Barry McConway
“On behalf of the citizens of Wilson County, Tennessee, I want to thank Ultimate Linings for their decision and welcome the global leader in protective coatings to our community. Ultimate Linings brings another nationally and internationally known name to Wilson County, and we would like to thank our economic partners, which includes the State of Tennessee, the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Wilson County Commission, the Joint Economic and Community Development Board and the Industrial Board of Wilson County in bringing this project to fruition.” – Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto
“TVA and Middle Tennessee Electric congratulate Ultimate Linings on its decision to establish operations in Wilson County. Helping to attract and retain jobs and investment to the region is fundamental to TVA’s mission of service. We are proud to partner with the Joint Economic and Community Development Board of Wilson County and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to help further that mission and look forward to Ultimate Linings’ business success in the Valley.” – John Bradley, TVA senior vice president of Economic Development
“We congratulate Ultimate Linings on their decision to locate this new chemical manufacturing facility in Wilson County. Helping to foster job creation is a key part of our efforts, and we are proud to partner with Governor Lee, TNECD and our local officials to help further that mission.” – Sen. Mark Pody (R-Lebanon)
“The decision by Ultimate Linings to establish operations in Lebanon further underscores the business-friendly atmosphere and skilled workforce that we have in Wilson County. I appreciate this substantial investment in our community. I welcome Ultimate Linings to Tennessee and look forward to their success here in Lebanon.” – Rep. Clark Boyd (R-Lebanon)
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