New jobs coming to Bedford County as Newell Brands expands

BEDFORD COUNTY — Over 100 new jobs and an $11 community investment is headed to Bedford County. Newell Brands – whose produces consumer brands like Paper Mate, Graco, Coleman, Yankee Candle, and Ball – announced recently that they will be expanding their Shelbyville operations to keep up with growing demand. The company will expand into an existing 211,000-square-foot facility in Bedford County.

“It is with very great pleasure that we, the City of Shelbyville, commend Newell Brands on its current expansion. We thank Newell Brands for the confidence the company has placed in our community, for the workforce we have and the workforce we continue to grow. This investment in our community does not go unnoticed by our citizens and our surrounding communities,” said Shelbyville Mayor Wallace Cartwright.

Newell Brands is a southern company headquartered out of Atlanta. To learn more about the company, click here. There is a Careers page, which offers more information about jobs as they come available in the area. •

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More manufacturing jobs coming to Tullahoma

REGIONAL NEWS (Tullahoma) — According to the state Department of Economic and Community Development, over 100 new manufacturing jobs are coming to Tullahoma over the next three years as TE Connectivity expand in Coffee County.

The company, which manufactures connectors and sensors, has operated in Tullahoma since 1997. The expansion will add approximately 100 new jobs, including assembly and molding operators, maintenance technicians, engineers and supervisors. The Tullahoma site produces connectors that empower heavy construction, mining and agriculture equipment, as well as commercial vehicles.

“We have a very dedicated team in Tullahoma that has worked very hard over the last few years to win new business. I am happy to see all of the hard work pay off. This is great news for the plant and the community, and we are excited to expand our workforce in Tullahoma as our growth continues,” said TE Connectivity Plant Manager Bryan Hall.

Headquarted in Switzerland, TE Connectivity employs 80,000 people at sites in 140 countries. To learn more about them, visit their website. •

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200 jobs coming to Tullahoma

REGIONAL NEWS (Tullahoma) — According to the state Department of Economic Community Development, 200 new jobs will be headed towards southern, middle Tennessee when EnableComp expand operations and creates a third office in Tullahoma.

EnableComp, headquartered in Franklin, exists as a full-service processor of medical claims. They serve more than 800 healthcare providers across 39 states. The new Tullahoma office will be dedicated to processing appeals to medical insurance claims. It represents a one million dollar investment in the area.

“It has been my vision since shortly after joining the company that we would expand outside of the Greater Nashville area. Tullahoma is perfectly situated to be another center of operational excellence, and we look forward to the next chapter of growth as we deliver value to all of our stakeholders.  We want to be the employer of choice in Coffee County,” said EnableComp President and CEO David Jones.

The new Tullahoma office will be located at 1400 Cedar Lane and is expected to add 200 jobs over the next five years. The estimated opening date for the facility is September 2019. For those interested, the company will host a career fair on Wednesday, August 21 from 3-6 p.m. at Northgate Mall.

“The lives of Tennesseans are changed when quality jobs are created in our communities, and I’m focused on attracting good jobs and investment to rural Tennessee,” Gov. Bill Lee said in a press release. “Our state is a fantastic place to do business, and I applaud EnableComp for creating hundreds of new jobs in Tullahoma.”

To learn more about EnableComp, visit their website. To learn what others think about working for the company, check out their Glass Door review.•

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