Right to Work Tennessee Fosters Environment for Business Expansion

Companies are choosing to expand in Tennessee as a result of its Right to Work policies. The most recent Right to Work Tennessee investments are coming from Big Valley Air and MDS Foods, as well as OTICS USA and The Webstaurant Store. Each business will create new economic opportunities for the state. Read on in order to learn more!

Big Valley Air:

Big Valley Air is investing $1.4 million in order to expand and create 50 new jobs in Right to Work Dunlap, Tennessee.

“As president and CEO of Big Valley Air, I am proud to say that we have not only created jobs, but we have also created opportunities for individuals to build their careers and contribute to the growth of our community. We believe that investing in our workforce is investing in our company’s and community’s future. We are committed to providing our employees with the tools and resources they need to succeed. I want to send my sincere thanks to the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD) for assisting us in resources and grants that will have a long-lasting effect in creating jobs and opportunities for our community. I concur with our state slogan, ‘Tennessee – America at its Best.’” […]

“I want to thank Big Valley Air for its commitment to Tennessee and the impact these new jobs will have on residents in Tier 4, At-Risk Sequatchie County. I am confident that the Volunteer State’s manufacturing industry will contribute to the company’s future growth and prosperity.”


MDS Foods:

MDS Foods is investing $8.9 million in order to expand and create 75 new jobs in Right to Work Tullahoma, Coffee County, Tennessee.

“After 15 years of being in Coffee County, we are excited to continue growing by expanding our team and business here in Tullahoma.” […]

“Companies always have a choice in where they choose to place their trust, and we thank MDS Cheese for its decision to expand in Middle Tennessee. The solid infrastructure system and skilled workers in Tullahoma and Coffee County will amplify this company’s growth and success in the years to come.” […]

“TVA and Duck River Electric Membership Corporation congratulate MDS Cheese on its decision to expand operations in Coffee County. Supporting companies in the creation of new jobs and investment in the Tennessee Valley region is fundamental to TVA’s mission of service.”



OTICS USA is investing $147 million and creating 70 new jobs in order to expand US headquarters in Right to Work Morristown, Tennessee.

“OTICS USA’s expansion in Morristown is a testament to our state’s rich history in the automotive industry, and we stand ready to support this global brand so that it continues to succeed in the Volunteer State. Congratulations to Morristown and Hamblen County on landing another great manufacturing win.”


The Webstaurant Store:

The Webstaurant Store is investing $103.9 million in order to add a new location in Right to Work Lebanon, Tennessee and create 225 new jobs!

“Tennessee’s central location and pro-business climate attract top-tier companies like Webstaurant to the state. We appreciate Webstaurant’s significant investment and believe Lebanon and Wilson County have the infrastructure and workforce needed to support this company’s new distribution operations.”


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