Escue Wood Treated Products to build a new manufacturing facility
Recently, Governor of Tennessee, United States (U.S.), Bill Haslam, and Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD) Commissioner Bob Rolfe, as well as Escue Wood Treated Products, LLC, announced that the company will invest US$3.3 million in building a new manufacturing facility in Milan, Gibson County, Tennessee, U.S. In addition, the new facility will create 100 new jobs in the county.
“The manufacturing sector is one of Tennessee’s strongest industries, with one out of every eight Tennesseans working in manufacturing,” Haslam said. “I want to thank Escue for continuing to strengthen the manufacturing industry in our state by locating its new manufacturing facility in Milan and creating new jobs in Gibson County. With this announcement, we are one step closer to our goal of making Tennessee the number one location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”
“I want to thank Escue Wood for creating 100 new jobs and investing over US$3 million in Milan,” Rolfe added. “With this investment, the manufacturing sector in Tennessee will continue to grow and excel in our state and I appreciate Escue for taking advantage of our strong manufacturing sector and choosing to locate new operations in Gibson County.”
“We appreciate the State of Tennessee and the Department of Economic Community Development for assisting us on this project,” Vice President of Escue Wood, Nathan Escue, said. “This new location will provide us with the opportunity to expand economic growth in West Tennessee. I would personally like to thank Commissioner Rolfe and his staff for assisting us with this project.”
The new manufacturing operations will be capable of producing 60 million board feet of treated pine lumber annually.
“This is an exciting day for the city of Milan. Escue Wood is investing in the community and creating new jobs that will help grow the Milan economy,” Mayor of Milan, BW Beasley, stated. “The city of Milan appreciates the contribution the Escue family and Escue Wood employees are making in our community. We also greatly appreciate TNECD and their significant assistance with the project.”
“I am excited that Escue Wood has located in Milan and will be creating new jobs,” Mayor of Gibson County, Tom Witherspoon, added. “With the improving economy, the wood treatment business is booming and I want to thank the Escue family for growing its company in Milan and Gibson County.”