What’s Happening in Right to Work Tennessee?

Companies are always investing in Right to Work Tennessee as a result of its Right to work benefits. The most recent investment are coming from REI Co-op and Parkway Products, as well as Old South Wood. Each investment will also create lots of new jobs. So this is exciting news!

Read on to learn more.

REI Co-op:

REI Co-op is adding a new location soon in Right to Work Lebanon, Tennessee. This will create 280 new jobs in Wilson County.

“REI Co-op selected Lebanon to complement our existing distribution centers around the country and to better serve our growing customer base and broader outdoor community. Today, approximately 5.6 million REI members are in the service area of the Lebanon distribution center. We look forward to operating a facility that puts the local community, its people and environment at the forefront.” […]

“With more than 223,000 Tennesseans employed across nearly 14,000 distribution and logistics establishments, REI will be contributing to one of our state’s most robust industries. We are proud to welcome REI to Tennessee and appreciate their team for creating nearly 300 new jobs in Wilson County.”


Parkway Products:

Parkway Products is investing $5.7 million in order to expand in Right to Work Greene County, Tennessee. This will also create 160 new jobs!

“We are excited to invest in Greene County, Tennessee because of the strong growth we have seen in our loyal customer base of equipment manufacturers, the productivity and commitment of a terrific team of Parkway associates in Greeneville, and the support of local government that respects the contributions made by Parkway and the industrial supply chain to the local economy. We see Greene Country as a great place to grow and will continue to strive to make Parkway Products an employer of choice for more people in Greeneville. […]

“When a company expands in Tennessee, it is a testament to our state’s business-friendly climate, skilled workforce and quality of life. We appreciate Parkway’s continued partnership with the state of Tennessee and its investment in Greeneville.”


Old South Wood:

Old South Wood Preserving is investing $5 million in order to add a new location in Right to Work Summertown, Tennessee, creating 35 new jobs.

“Old South Wood is excited to be making our home here in Middle Tennessee. The support that we’ve received from the local government and community has been outstanding. Our team is looking forward to serving Tennessee and its surrounding states with quality pressure treated forest products while also bringing in new jobs and growing to meet the demands of the expanding construction industry here in Middle Tennessee.” […]

“Old South Wood’s decision to establish operations in Summertown will not only enhance our state’s business-friendly climate, but also strengthen the quality of life in Lawrence County. We thank the company for its commitment and for investing in Tennessee.” 


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