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Allegion Americas Expands McKenzie, Tennessee, Operations

11/15/2017
Allegion Americas will expand its Republic Doors & Frames operation in McKenzie, Tennessee. The secure doors and frames manufacturer will invest $4.5 million and create 70 new jobs in Northwest Tennessee over the next five years.

With this investment, Allegion’s Republic Doors & Frames facility will be updating and modifying equipment to expand production capabilities. Republic Doors & Frames has operated in McKenzie since 1976 and was acquired by Allegion in January 2017. Allegion manufactures hollow metal doors and frames at the McKenzie facility, complementing its Steelcraft brand and core business in the Americas.

“These new jobs indicate the continued growth and success of Republic as a key part of the Allegion Americas portfolio,” Allegion Senior Vice President & President of the Americas Tim Eckersley said. “We’re excited to expand here and embrace Republic’s long-standing history as a McKenzie employer of choice.”

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe said; “Manufacturing continues to be one of Tennessee’s strongest industries with more than 300,000 Tennesseans working in the sector. It’s because companies like Allegion that our state will continue this manufacturing momentum.”

“We are always excited when our existing industries expand and create new job opportunities for our citizens,” David Hamilton, CEO, Paris Henry County Industrial Committee, said.

“Nearly 80 percent of the growth in a community comes from retention and expansion of existing organizations,” McKenzie Industrial Development Executive Director Frank Tate said. “With this new development at Allegion, we are excited to see the company reinvesting in the facility and bringing more jobs to the community. Allegion has been a great partner for our region, and we are pleased they chose to reinvest in West Tennessee's workforce.”

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