Company to invest more than $6 million in Marion County

Valmont Industries, Inc. will expand its Marion County operations by investing more than $6 million to increase production of vital infrastructure.

“Valmont’s commitment extends beyond expansion; it involves investing $6 million into the future of manufacturing, into communities where we live and work, and investing into the progress of improving everyday life. By fueling the growth of our Tennessee operations, driving customer-focused innovation and nurturing workforce development, we’re not just growing our footprint; together with our valued partners, we’re building opportunities that are sustainable for generations to come,” said Bruce Bacon, senior plant manager, Valmont Industries, Inc.

Through the expansion, Valmont will create 80 new jobs, including highly technical positions requiring nationally recognized certifications and entry-level positions requiring workforce development training.

Valmont’s location in Jasper employs 270 Tennesseans and is an important supplier of steel poles and structures to utility and transportation markets nationwide. Through this project, the company will be able to meet the ever-growing demand of the area in replacing aging infrastructure and building more climate resilience.

Established in 1946, Valmont has been a global leader in creating vital infrastructure and advancing agricultural productivity. Today, the company remains committed to doing more with less while driving innovation through technology. Valmont’s portfolio of products serve infrastructure markets within lighting and transportation, utility, telecom, solar and agriculture markets through its center pivot irrigation equipment. The company also provides coatings services to protect the life of steel structures.

“Tennessee’s pro-business climate, talented workforce and quality of life attract and retain companies like Valmont Industries. I thank Valmont for their commitment to bringing 80 new, high-quality jobs to Marion County and look forward to seeing families thrive as a result,” said Governor Bill Lee.

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