~ Roofing, wall and lining manufacturer will expand Nashville operations ~
Nashville, TN — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Firestone Building Products officials announced today that the company will expand operations in Nashville.
The project represents the creation of 28 new jobs and a $13 million investment in Davidson County.
Headquartered in Nashville with operations worldwide, Firestone Building Products was recently acquired by Holcim Participations (US) Inc., a global leader in sustainable building solutions. The company decided to maintain headquarters operations in Nashville and retain more than 200 employees in addition to the expansion.
Firestone Building Products is a leading manufacturer and supplier of roofing and building envelope solutions. By taking the entire building envelope into consideration, Firestone Building Products manufactures and meets project needs for roofing, wall and lining solutions.
Over the last five years, TNECD has supported 68 economic development projects in Davidson County, resulting in more than 27,000 job commitments and approximately $3.4 billion in capital investment.
“Tennessee is proud to lead the nation in advanced manufacturing job growth, and we are grateful to Firestone Building Products for continuing to expand in Middle Tennessee. Thank you to this company for investing in the Nashville community.” – Gov. Bill Lee
“Headquarters jobs continue to grow in Tennessee thanks to companies that locate or expand their operations here. I congratulate Firestone Building Products on its success and thank this company for adding to the momentum of job creation in Davidson County.” – TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe
“As we welcome Firestone Building Products into the Holcim family, we are pleased that the headquarters will remain in Nashville. Many of our employees and leadership team are already part of the local community, and Nashville’s status as one of the fastest growing cities in the country provides a wealth of talent as we continue building our team and expanding our business.” – Jamie Gentoso, president, Firestone Building Products and global head of solutions & products, Holcim
“TVA and Nashville Electric Service congratulate Firestone Building Products on this announcement. Helping to foster job opportunities and investment in the region is fundamental to TVA’s mission of service, and we are proud to partner with Nashville Area Chamber and Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to help further that mission and support companies, like Firestone Building Products’ business success in the Valley.” – John Bradley, TVA senior vice president of Economic Development
“The Firestone Building Products brand has a successful, productive history in Nashville, and we’re grateful this company will continue to serve its global roster of building clients from here in Middle Tennessee.” – Sen. Heidi Campbell (D-Nashville)
“It’s fantastic that Firestone Building Products and its parent company have not only decided to keep its headquarters in Nashville but expand it as well. The $13 million dollar investment shows the company’s commitment to the Donelson, Tennessee area, and how Davidson County leaders and Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development are continuing to show that Nashville is a great place to live and the destination for businesses.” – Rep. Darren Jernigan (D-Old Hickory)
About the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
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