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Ascent Buildings Plans Sumner County, Tennessee, Operations Center

05/18/2021
Ascent Buildings will invest more than $10 million to establish headquarters and manufacturing operations in Sumner County, Tennessee. The company plans to create more than 120 jobs over the next two years.

“After many months of planning and preparation, we are excited to start producing steel buildings at our Portland, Tennessee facility. We are proud to revitalize a long-standing plant in the Portland area and offer new and exciting job opportunities within this outstanding community. Our goal is to create and maintain an excellent workplace environment with a customer focused approach to our business driven by quality and service,” Kimball Wells, Ascent Buildings president said.

“Ascent Buildings’ decision to invest in Tennessee and create 120 family-wage job opportunities reinforces our state’s pro-business climate and skilled workforce. We look forward to seeing the positive impact this company will have on the residents of Portland and Sumner County,” TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe said.

Founded in 2020, Ascent Buildings is a full service, pre-engineered steel building manufacturer. The company specializes in manufacturing structural systems, roof systems, wall panels and additional architectural and commercial grade products.

“TVA and Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation congratulate Ascent Buildings on its decision to locate operations and create new job opportunities in Portland. Helping to foster job creation and investment in the region is fundamental to TVA’s mission of service. We are proud to partner with Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development and the city of Portland to help further that mission and support Ascent Buildings business success in the Valley,” said John Bradley, TVA senior vice president of Economic Development.

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