· Tennessee-based steel roof truss manufacturer to expand, relocate manufacturing and distribution operations to a new facility in Lobelville
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Buffalo River Truss, LLC officials announced today the company will expand to a new location, creating 40 new jobs in Perry County.
Buffalo River Truss, headquartered in one of Tennessee’s Tier 4, distressed counties, will invest $1.5 million as the company relocates and consolidates its manufacturing and distribution operations from two buildings to one larger facility in Lobelville.
Located at 201 Rose Street, Buffalo River Truss’ new facility will have the capacity to add new equipment, which will allow for more onsite processing and custom manufacturing for the metal buildings industry.
Since 2014, Buffalo River Truss has been manufacturing gable trusses, shed trusses and bar joists. Through the company’s expansion, Buffalo River Truss will employ more than 60 people at its sole location in Southern Middle Tennessee.
In the last five years, TNECD has supported more than 60 economic development projects in the Southern Middle Tennessee region, resulting in roughly 8,000 job commitments and $5.2 billion in capital investment.
QUOTES “Tennessee boasts a strong business climate and skilled workforce, and our rural communities are no exception. I thank Buffalo River Truss for expanding in Perry County and creating quality jobs for Tennesseans.” – Gov. Bill Lee
“When a company like Buffalo River Truss chooses to expand in Tennessee, it is not only a testament to our state’s skilled workforce and business-friendly climate, but also the community that the company calls home. We are proud to serve as the headquarters for this Tennessee brand and look forward to seeing the company’s continued success in the years to come.” – TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe
“We feel blessed and excited to continue serving our community with new employment opportunities in Perry County. This expansion will allow us to add product lines, develop better career opportunities and strengthen community relationships. We are grateful to all the people that have helped make this possible and specifically want to thank Governor Bill Lee, TNECD, our General Assembly members, Senator Joey Hensley and Representative Kirk Haston, Perry County Mayor John Carrol, Lobelville Mayor Robbie Moore and everyone else that had input in the process and worked with our team at Buffalo River Truss.” –Monroe Miller, owner and manager, Buffalo River Truss, LLC
“We are excited by Buffalo River Truss’ decision to expand its successful operations in Perry County with the addition of 40 new jobs. We wish them every success as they move forward.” – Sen. Joey Hensley (R-Hohenwald)
“This expansion by Buffalo River Truss is another example of the business-friendly atmosphere that exists here in Lobelville. This investment will result in even more jobs and economic development for our community. I congratulate all of those who helped make this announcement possible, and I look forward to the continued success of Buffalo River Truss here in Perry County.” – Rep. Kirk Haston (R-Lobelville)
About the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s mission is to develop strategies that help make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs. To grow and strengthen Tennessee, the department seeks to attract new corporate investment to the state and works with Tennessee companies to facilitate expansion and economic growth. Find us on the web: tnecd.com. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. Like us on Facebook. Subscribe to our YouTube channel.
TNECD Media Contact Lindsey Tipton Public Information Officer (615) 339-6608 Lindsey.Tipton@tn.gov