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Big Valley Brands Expands Dunlap, Tennessee, Operations

Parachute manufacturer Big Valley Brands, doing business as Big Valley Air, will expand its manufacturing operations in Dunlap, Tennessee. The $1.4 million project is expected to create 50 jobs in Sequatchie County.

The company will construct a new 17,000-square-foot facility at its existing operations on Little Ponderosa Trail, which will house all of its parachute manufacturing.

"As president and CEO of Big Valley Air, I am proud to say that we have not only created jobs, but we have also created opportunities for individuals to build their careers and contribute to the growth of our community. We believe that investing in our workforce is investing in our company's and community’s future. We are committed to providing our employees with the tools and resources they need to succeed. I want to send my sincere thanks to the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD) for assisting us in resources and grants that will have a long-lasting effect in creating jobs and opportunities for our community. I concur with our state slogan, “Tennessee - America at its Best,” said Tim Rogers, president and CEO, Big Valley Air.

Big Valley Air manufactures high-performance parachutes for sport jumpers as well as parachutes for militaries throughout the world.

“I want to thank Big Valley Air for its commitment to Tennessee and the impact these new jobs will have on residents in Tier 4, At-Risk Sequatchie County. I am confident that the Volunteer State’s manufacturing industry will contribute to the company’s future growth and prosperity,” TNECD Commissioner Stuart McWhorter noted.

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