Governor Lee and Commissioner Rolfe Announce Columbiad Fabrication and Aviation, LLC to Expand Henry County Manufacturing Operations – News

  • Metal fabrication company to invest nearly $5 million to expand and create more than 140 new jobs in Puryear, Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe, and officials of Columbiad Fabrication and Aviation, LLC announced today that the company will invest $4.8 million to expand its operations manufacturing in Henry County.

Through this expansion, Columbiad will create 144 new jobs over the next five years.

Columbiad will purchase a building in Henry County and relocate its existing operations from Paris to Puryear. The new facility, which has housed Columbiad’s welding operations for the past year, will consolidate all of the company’s operations under one roof, improving production flow and providing additional space for growth. planned.

Founded in Paris, Tennessee, Columbiad specializes in precision metal fabrication. The company’s full fabrication welding team can cut, form and weld parts to send customers a complete assembly.

Hiring for Columbiad’s new Puryear operations will begin in the first quarter of 2022. Those interested in applying for a position at Columbiad can visit for more information.

Over the past five years, TNECD has supported more than 40 economic development projects in Northwest Tennessee, resulting in 6,500 employment commitments and approximately $1.5 billion in capital investments.

“Columbiad’s expansion will provide new opportunities for Henry County residents to prosper and have a lasting impact on Tennessee’s economy. I congratulate their recent success and thank them for investing in Northwest Tennessee. – Governor Bill Lee

“Tennessee’s location, affordable cost of doing business and competitive salaries make our state an ideal location for manufacturing companies to locate and grow. We appreciate Columbiad for its $4.8 million investment in Henry County and for its continued partnership with our state. – TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe

“The State of Tennessee’s investment in Columbiad’s growth and future has provided us with an excellent opportunity to provide quality manufacturing and employment to the region. We thank them for their vision of the future and their commitment to our efforts. – Johnathan Bailey, Vice President, Columbiad Manufacturing and Aviation, LLC

“Columbiad is a growing business here in Paris and Henry County. This local business was started from the ground up with the hard work of Johnathan and Jason. Columbiad started in a small house and is now expanding into a 40,000 square foot facility. I’m excited to see this expansion and more importantly the 144 jobs they plan to add. We congratulate Columbiad on their announcement and look forward to many years of success. I am proud to say that Henry County will continue to provide assistance to existing businesses as well as a supportive business environment. – John Penn Ridgeway, Mayor of Henry County

“Columbiad’s $4.8 million investment and decision to expand into Henry County is proof that we are attracting 21st century businesses to help drive this region’s economy. This project will not only boost the local manufacturing sector and provide employment opportunities for 144 residents, but it will also strengthen the regional economy and support a more sustainable community for generations to come. – Senator John Stevens (R-Huntingdon)

“Columbiad’s decision to centralize all of its operations in Puryear is further proof that Henry County is a great place to do business. I appreciate this significant investment in our community and the employment opportunities it will provide for residents as the business continues to grow. – Representative Bruce Griffey (R-Paris)

About the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
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