KPS Global, the walk-in cooler, freezer and environmental chamber manufacturer , will invest $1.5 million to expand its operations center in Piney Flats, Tennessee. The company plans to create 64 new jobs in Sullivan County.
KPS Global will add 37,000 square feet to its current facility in Sullivan County. In addition, KPS Global will locate a portion of its operations into a second building in the same industrial park to increase both the manufacturing and warehousing areas. Construction is expected to be completed by early 2017.
“With this expansion, KPS Global has also signed a new lease on the facility and is committed to growing the business and volume of work being performed in the newly expanded facility,” Trey Cown, KPS Global Vice President of Operations, said. “KPS Global LLC has added many new positions over the past year and will look to continue to add jobs with the anticipated growth.”
“KPS Global had some other compelling options in the Southeast and East Coast to make this move, not to mention buildings and sites in Northeast Tennessee, but because of the productivity of its Piney Flats workforce, its leadership made the decision to expand the current facility and that speaks volumes,” Sullivan County Mayor Richard Venable said.
“This is a huge vote of confidence in the Piney Flats team and Tri-Cities communities,” KPS Global Plant Manager Rick Newberry added.
The company serves the supermarket, convenience store, scientific and industrial markets. “KPS Global has been a preferred employer for some time in Sullivan County, so it is gratifying to have them reinvest in our community and state, and it speaks to our position as a business destination,” Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey said. “Nothing makes a stronger statement to other companies that might be considering a move to our state than our existing companies thriving here.”