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Germany-Based Hörmann Opens Door to Sparta, Tennessee, Manufacturing Plant

10/10/2017
Germany-based Hörmann, a manufacturer of residential and commercial doors and entry systems, will invest nearly $64 million to establish a manufacturing facility in Sparta, Tennessee. The company expects to create approximately 200 new jobs at the new operation in White County.

“We are very proud to be welcomed to Sparta, Tennessee. We want to thank everybody involved, especially Governor Haslam, Commissioner Rolfe and County Executive Denny Wayne Robertson,” Christoph Hörmann, Managing Partner, Hörmann Group Companies, said. “They supported and encouraged us from the first moment we brought our project to them. We are very much looking forward to having the chance to contribute to the future growth of this region.

“We have learned that doing business in the United States is more than adapting products and marketing strategies, it is a matter of building relationships through respect, individualism, faith and courage. My family and I are looking forward to expanding our business further and becoming a strong partner in the Upper Cumberland to contribute to regional wealth,” Hörmann added.

“Having started as an engineer with Hörmann over a decade ago, I am one of the longest serving Hörmann employees in North America,” Hörmann President Camron Rudd said. “As such, I have been fortunate to witness first-hand the company’s growth, and it has been an honor to contribute to the company’s success. Today, I am proud to serve as the company president, and I am very much looking forward to expanding our operations to Tennessee. I am convinced that White County and the Upper Cumberland is the best place for Hörmann LLC to be, and I look forward to many years of continued success in the Volunteer State.”

Plant construction is scheduled to begin in early 2018. The 350,000-square-foot facility is expected to be operational in mid-2019. Hörmann will produce residential and commercial sectional garage doors at the facility, serving customers across North America.

“We are constantly trying to attract world-class companies like Hörmann to Tennessee,” Governor Bill Haslam said. “Hörmann’s investment in White County underscores the confidence global businesses have in Tennessee’s skilled workforce and business-friendly environment. I’d like to thank Hörmann for creating 200 well-paying jobs in the Upper Cumberland and bringing us one step closer to making Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”

“Earlier this year, Governor Haslam and I met with Hörmann’s leadership team in Germany,” Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe said. “This fourth generation family-owned and operated business will be a fantastic partner and employer in the Upper Cumberland. White County residents have a strong legacy in advanced manufacturing, and the creation of about 200 skilled manufacturing jobs by Hörmann will have a tremendous impact on residents in the community.”

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