BMT Manufacturing, which produces industrial-grade dump, utility and equipment trailers, is expanding is Campbell County, with plans to locate new operations in Jellico TN and grow its current operations in Jacksboro TN, investing a total of $3.7 million and creating 148 jobs in the region.
“I want to thank BMT Manufacturing for choosing to expand its current operations in Campbell County and for creating more than 140 new jobs in Jacksboro and Jellico,” Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said.
“In Tennessee, we manufacture things, and the manufacturing industry is thriving, currently employing more than 340,000 Tennesseans. By choosing to grow and reinvest here, companies like BMT will help Tennessee lead in manufacturing and the creation of high-quality jobs.”
The company has been in operation since 2016 and currently employs 31 people at its location in Jacksboro.
“Tennessee puts a large emphasis on creating more opportunities for our rural communities and I appreciate BMT for creating 148 new jobs in Campbell County, a Tier-4 county,” said Bob Rolfe, the commissioner of Tennessee’s Department of Economic and Community Development. “I look forward to seeing this company continue to invest in this rural community and Tennessee.”
The company will locate new operations in an existing building in Jellico, creating 100 jobs at the location. The Jellico facility is set to be operational by the end of 2018. BMT plans on expanding its current operations in Jacksboro, creating 48 new jobs.
“Our goal at BMT is not only to be a profitable business but to train the previously incarcerated men in Campbell County with skills that will help them maintain long term employment and to help reduce the recidivism rate here in Campbell County,” Tony Simpson, BMT’s CEO. “BMT works closely with A New Beginning (ANB) to offer a jail-to-job training program where a skilled workforce is lacking. The program offers previously incarcerated individuals who desire to change the direction of their lives, trade-skills training and a job at BMT with the goal of securing a long-term career.
“For our company to continue to grow and adapt, we need partnerships and support from the surrounding community. We are grateful to know we have that and more from the state of Tennessee, Campbell County and the city of Jellico.”