VF Corporation plans to invest $7.5 million and expand its current Workwear operations in Henning and locate a new facility in Covington, Tennessee. The projects are expected to create over 220 new jobs in West Tennessee.
Founded in 1899, VF Corporation is one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies To keep up with the company’s growth, VF will be expanding its manufacturing facility in Henning, where it will create 162 new jobs, and locating a new distribution facility in Covington, where it will create 66 new jobs. The company plans on locating its new distribution operations in an existing building in Tipton County.
“We are very proud of our operations in West Tennessee and couldn’t be more excited to expand our presence in this part of the state. Our Workwear division is a growing part of our global VF business, and these facilities will provide us with the added capability and resources to deliver high-quality work apparel and footwear to our consumers and customers. On behalf of the Workwear Team and VF as a whole, we want to thank Governor Lee and Mayor Gaines and Mayor Huffman for their continued partnership,” said Chris Holcombe, President of VF Workwear.
“We are pleased that VF has chosen to create more than 220 jobs in West Tennessee. VF’s decision to not only expand but also locate new operations in West Tennessee showcases that Tennessee’s strong workforce and central location make it a perfect location for a company like VF. We are honored that VF has chosen these two communities to locate operations and expand its Tennessee footprint,” said Governor Bill Lee.
“Tennessee’s manufacturing and logistics sectors continue to see major growth in our state. Tennessee is home to more than 2,300 manufacturing establishments and over 16,000 logistics operations. I appreciate VF for its continued commitment to our state and for creating more than 220 new jobs in West Tennessee.” said Commissioner Bob Rolfe.
“The new jobs and investment by VF is further proof that Tipton County offers a great environment for businesses to expand and locate. We look forward to working with VF on communicating how the citizens of Tipton County can apply for one of these great new job opportunities,” Tipton County Mayor Jeff Huffman added.
“We are very excited about the new jobs and investment that VF is making in our great city. We believe our regional approach to economic development is paying huge dividends for our communities, and we look forward to partnering with VF going forward to ensure it continues to grow in our community,” said Covington Mayor Justin Hanson.