By Michelle Price
Special to the UCBJ
NASHVILLE – Gov. Bill Lee announced that BR Metal Products would expand operations at its Livingston manufacturing facility creating 32 new jobs.
“Creating high-quality jobs in rural communities remains a priority for me, and I appreciate BR Metal Products and its long-standing commitment to Overton County,” said Lee. “Companies like BR Metal Products that choose to grow in our state are supporting our efforts to reboot the economy while providing jobs to Tennesseans.”
The project represents an investment of $182,500, which will be used to purchase new equipment. The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD) provided a $42,000 grant to the company to assist in buying the machines.
“We are grateful for the support from the state of Tennessee and the Department of Economic and Community Development,” said Billy Roberson, CEO of R Metal Products. “BR Metal Products is a family-owned and operated business that was founded in Overton County. With this expansion, we are excited to hire 32 staff full-time, and we look forward to the years to come.”
The company is transitioning its temporary employees to a full-time basis while offering benefits and increased wages. The expansion and purchasing of new equipment will allow the company to hire additional employees and add a second shift.
BR Metal Products is an aluminum permanent mold foundry specializing in high-end commercial castings, electrical grid industry castings and furniture castings. Using in-house machinery, BR Metal Products creates castings, welding fabrications, metal product finishing and tooling.