JC Ford Company, an automated equipment manufacturer, will invest $30 million to renovate two existing facilities and locate new manufacturing operations in Columbia, Tennessee. The company plans to create 210 new jobs in Maury County over the next five years.
“JC Ford has been very impressed with the strong support that we have received from the local and regional communities to expand our operations to Columbia, Tennessee. We look forward to working with this high growth region and attracting the very best talent from the area’s strong manufacturing workforce. We are committed to accelerating our business over the next few years, providing high quality jobs to the region, and investing in the community,” said Scott Ruhe, President of JC Ford Company.
“As the fifth fastest growing county in Tennessee, Maury County has positioned itself as an ideal place for companies to do business. We’re grateful that JC Ford has chosen to invest in Maury County. The 210 new jobs will provide wonderful opportunities for residents in middle Tennessee,” said Governor Bill Lee.
Family-owned and operated, JC Ford was founded nearly 80 years ago. The company is a leading manufacturer in high-speed corn tortilla production equipment with production ranging from 1,000 to 8,000 dozen per hour.
“We are pleased to welcome JC Ford to Tennessee as it joins a growing list of West Coast, California-based companies setting up manufacturing operations in our state. JC Ford will be geographically well-positioned for distribution and will benefit from our low cost of doing business and strong manufacturing workforce. We thank JC Ford for choosing Columbia, and we look forward to building a partnership with the company in the years ahead” said TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe.