On Friday, Sept. 20, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Airtech Advanced Materials Group announced their expansion in Springfield by investing $13 million and bringing 30 new jobs to the area.
“Airtech’s decision to expand its operations in Springfield showcases that Tennessee’s business-friendly environment and highly trained workforce create the perfect location for a company to succeed. I appreciate Airtech for creating 30 new jobs in Robertson County and thank the company for its continued investment in Tennessee,” Lee said.
Airtech is a vacuum bagging and composite tooling material manufacture used in aerospace, wind power, marine, automotive, racing, solar energy and general composite industries. The current facility in Springfield will be getting new equipment to maintain standards as the company continues to grow.
Thanks to the support of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, Springfield has seen over 1,500 new jobs and around $460 million in capital investment since 2015.
“This is great news for Robertson County. I have so much respect and appreciation for the Dahlgren family and I am thrilled they are making such a sizeable investment in Robertson County,” Sen. Kerry Roberts said. “Airtech is an outstanding employer that promotes the values that make our country great and we are blessed to have them here.”
The news of the expansion has been met with a lot of enthusiasm from leaders and citizens of Springfield. Chief Economic Development Officer Margot Fosnes said Airtech and their team have been very engaged with the community and she looks forward to the new technology they are bringing to the area.
“We are thrilled to hear of Airtech’s decision to expand their Springfield facility and bring new jobs and capital investment to our community,” Fosnes said. “Since their decision to locate here in 2014, they have been a great employer and community partner, quickly surpassing the original job creation targets.”