Posted by: Jennifer McEachern
NASHVILLE—Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Pyrotek officials today announced the company will invest $5 million to begin operations at the company’s Trenton facility. The metals manufacturer is ramping up production to support existing and growing sales volume and will create 49 new jobs in Gibson County.
“I want to thank Pyrotek for choosing to reinvest in Trenton and West Tennessee,” Boyd said. “Over 300,000 people are employed in manufacturing in our state. We are working to become the most aligned state in the nation when it comes to developing and maintaining an educated and well-trained workforce, which is why some of the most sophisticated manufacturing facilities in the world call Tennessee home. I appreciate the new jobs Pyrotek is creating for our communities and look forward to their continued success.”
Through this investment, Pyrotek is upgrading its existing 80,000 square foot Trenton facility, which had previously been idled since 2004. The plant will produce ceramic foam filters, clean aluminum used for beverage can applications, aircraft alloys and refinement of petrochemical applications.
Pyrotek specializes in the development, manufacture and sale of high-temperature materials for industrial applications that are used worldwide.
People interested in applying for a job at Pyrotek can visit www.indeed.com.
Trenton and Gibson County are represented by Sen. John Stevens (R – Huntingdon) and Rep. Curtis Halford (R – Dyer) in the Tennessee General Assembly.
Tom Witherspoon, Gibson County Mayor
Ricky Jackson, Trenton City Mayor
Ed Norman, Trenton Industrial Board Chairman
Scott Dahlstrom, Director, Trenton Light and Water
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