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Accurate Energetic Systems Expands Operations in McEwen, Tennessee

02/26/2020
Accurate Energetic Systems, a company that develops, manufactures and supplies a wide range of explosives for the defense, aerospace, mining, oil and gas industries, will invest approximately $9.7 million to expand its operations in McEwen, Tennessee. The project is expected to create 80 jobs.

The company is modernizing and expanding its Tennessee operations, which is situated on 1,300-acre site in Hickman and Humphreys counties, where the company operates a full lab and test range.

“Everyone at Accurate Energetic Systems would like to thank both Humphreys and Hickman counties and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development for their support on this project. Bringing jobs to Tennessee through existing business growth and the relocation of two out-of-state businesses has energized AES as a team to foster growth for years to come,” said AES President John Sonday.

“We are focused on expanding economic prosperity in rural Tennessee, and that begins with attracting jobs and investment. I’d like to thank AES for expanding in McEwen and creating 80 new job opportunities for residents in Humphreys and Hickman counties,” said Governor Bill Lee.

“AES is a company with four decades of history in the Volunteer State, and the decision to double its workforce in McEwen underscores how our pro-business environment and rural development efforts are paying off. I’m pleased to welcome 80 new quality jobs to rural Middle Tennessee,” TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe added.

“AES has long been a tremendous asset to our region, and this expansion is a great example of what communities can do when working together in providing what our corporate citizens need to be successful. Humphreys County is proud to be a part of this project.” said Humphreys County Executive Jessie Wallace.

“TVA and Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative congratulate Accurate Energetic Systems on its decision to expand operations and create new job opportunities and investment in the region. We are proud to partner with Humphreys County Economic Development Council, Hickman County Economic & Community Development Association, and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to support existing industry growth and to celebrate this announcement,” John Bradley, TVA Senior Vice President of Economic Development added.

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