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Recent Expansions

Community Expansions

Grow your business among the rich resources of Blount County, Tennessee. This community offers award winning schools, a qualified workforce, excellent transportation and unlimited recreational opportunities.

Avant

Announcement:

Dec. 21, 2017

Jobs:

200

Site:

Hawks Landing, Topside Road, Louisville

Operations:

Avant.com, which is opening a call center, is an online lending platform and leading provider of credit alternatives to middle-income consumers. The company also offers its technology solutions to bank and non-bank partners via its Powered By Avant product to provide an innovative digital lending experience to its customers.

DENSO

Announcement:

October 6, 2017

Jobs:

1000

Investment:

$1 billion

Site:

DENSO Campus

Operations:

DENSO will create approximately 1,000 jobs in Maryville and invest $1 billion to make its Blount County facility a primary manufacturing center in North America for electrification and safety systems. DENSO will expand multiple production lines to produce advanced safety, connectivity and electrification products for hybrid and electric vehicles. These new products will radically improve fuel efficiency and preserve electric power by recovering and recycling energy, and by connecting all systems and products inside the vehicles.

SCCY Industries

Announcement:

April 12, 2017

Jobs:

350

Investment:

$22.5 million

Site:

Big Springs Industrial Park

Operations:

SCCY is investing $22.5 million to build a new facility in Blount County that will create more than 350 new jobs. SCCY's new Maryville location will be the company's primary manufacturing operation and also include its corporate offices. SCCY, which specializes in manufacturing pistols and sidearms, will construct a 150,000 square-foot facility.

Cirrus Aircraft

Announcement:

May 6, 2015

Jobs:

170

Investment:

$15 million

Site:

McGhee Tyson Airport

Operations:

The company will expand into Tennessee with its new Cirrus Customer Experience Center, called the 'Vision Center,' to be located at the McGhee Tyson Airport in Blount County. The Vision Center will be the location for factory direct type rating training from Cirrus Aircraft. A key component of the SF50 training curriculum at the Vision Center will be a Level D, full-motion flight simulator currently under development at CAE, the world's premier simulator and flight training device provider. In addition to factory direct training, the Vision Center will allow customers to experience the Cirrus Aircraft brand in multiple ways. A factory service center will provide support for more than 6,000 SR aircraft currently in the field. A design center will allow customers to personalize both new and current Cirrus aircraft, providing individualization opportunities fueled by imagination.

TeamHealth Expands Anesthesia Billing Operations

Announcement:

Jan. 28, 2015

Jobs:

450

Investment:

$16.8 million

Site:

Base Pointe Business Park in Louisville, Tenn.

Operations:

This location will be solely dedicated to TeamHealth’s Healthcare Financial Services anesthesia operations and will allow it to strengthen its coding and billing functions.

Koide Tennessee Expands Operations in Stock Creek

Announcement:

Aug. 1, 2014

Jobs:

32

Investment:

$10,106,000

Site:

Stock Creek in Rockford, Tenn.Operations: Koide Tennessee, Inc., specializes in custom cut-to-length steel and aluminum tubing for use in the automotive industry. It will construct at 76,000 square-foot facility.

K12 Inc. opens Family Support Center to Tyson Center

Announcement:

March 13, 2014

Jobs:

300

Investment:

$2.4 million

Site:

Tyson Centre Building in Alcoa, Tenn.Operations: K12 Inc. opens its family support center to the Tyson Centre Building in Alcoa, Tenn. They provide information on K12’s academic programs, answer questions, provide demonstrations, build relationships, and help assist families who choose to enroll in school programs using K12.

U.S. Economic Development Administration gives $1.4M grant to Blount Partnership

Announcement:

Sept. 4, 2013

Investment:

$1.4 million Site: Pellissippi Place in Maryville, Tenn.Operations: A matching grant was given by Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Development Matt Erskine of the U.S. Economic Development Administration in the amount of $1.4M to help defray road construction costs in Pellissippi Place as ProNova Solutions begins building the first phase of its proton therapy facility.

Surface Igniter, LLC

Announcement:

Aug. 21, 2013

Jobs:

100

Investment:

$3.8 million

Site:

Blount County Industrial Park in Maryville, Tenn.

Operations:

Surface Igniter moves its production facility, quality control and engineering departments from Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, and its sales, customer service and company headquarters is from Chagrin Falls, Ohio outside of Cleveland.

Alcoa, Inc.

Announcement:

May 2, 2013

Jobs:

200

Investment:

$275 million

Site:

Alcoa plant in Alcoa, Tenn.Operations: Alcoa’s second major North American expansion to meet the growing demands for light, durable and recyclable aluminum sheet for automotive production.

Windham Professionals

Announcement:

April 16, 2013

Jobs:

150

Investment:

$500,000

Site:

Tyson Centre Building in Alcoa, Tenn.Operations: A full service national collection agency specializing in the educational, commercial, government and healthcare industries

ProNova Solutions

Announcement:

Feb. 21, 2013

Jobs:

525

Investment:

$52 million

Site:

Pellissippi Place in Alcoa, Tenn.

Operations:

Commercialize a next-generation, compact proton therapy system as part of the latest in cancer treatment technology

Microtherm, Inc.

Announcement:

Jan. 23, 2013

Jobs:

40

Investment:

$3 million

Site:

Partnership Park South in Maryville, Tenn.Operations: Manufactures a specialty insulation for high temperature processes​

 

 

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