Vantage LLC is investing $5 million to establish a manufacturing plant in Nashville, Tennessee. The company plans to create 100 manufacturing and assembly jobs during the next five years.
Created by the founders of Crye Precision, Vantage is a leading design and manufacturing firm headquartered in Brooklyn, New York. Crye has been designing and producing apparel, armor and other equipment for the military, law enforcement and civilian markets since 2000.
Vantage will begin producing a brand new shotgun at its Nashville plant, which will be operational in the fall of 2016. The company will move into a 22,000-square-foot facility on Murfreesboro Road.
“We couldn’t be more excited to begin this new endeavor in Nashville,” Gregg Thompson, co-founder of Vantage, said. “It’s absolutely critical to the success of the company that we have the right people at the helm and the right environment to grow. We’ve come to the clear conclusion that Tennessee, and Nashville specifically, offers a top-notch workforce and a climate that is unwavering in its support of innovation. It’s an understatement to say that we are ecstatic to build this operation and this brand in Tennessee. It’s truly a perfect fit.”
“Tennessee is known worldwide for its manufacturing legacy and I am pleased to welcome Vantage to our state’s growing roster of manufacturers,” Governor Bill Haslam said. “Vantage’s decision to bring operations to Tennessee showcases the strong business climate and highly-skilled workforce Tennessee offers advanced manufacturing companies from all over the world. I would like to thank Vantage for its commitment to bring 100 new jobs to Davidson County as we push closer to our goal of being the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”
“Vantage’s decision to invest in Tennessee is a testament to our state’s thriving manufacturing sector and our pipeline of workforce talent that can meet the needs of advanced manufacturers,” Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd said. “Over the last five years, Tennessee’s manufacturing sector has posted the second largest GDP increase in the Southeast. When I met with Vantage Co-founders Caleb Crye and Gregg Thompson, I was immediately impressed with their company’s operation. Vantage will be a vital part of Team Tennessee’s manufacturing growth for many years to come and I’d like to thank Caleb and Gregg for bringing 100 new jobs to Nashville.”