Posted by: Carly Schroer
Data communication cable manufacturer to create additional jobs
NASHVILLE — Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with officials from General Cable Industries, Inc. announced today the company will expand production at its manufacturing facility in Madison County. The wire and cable manufacturer will invest $3.7 million and create approximately 51 jobs in Jackson for its data communication cable business.
“The manufacturing sector employs over 333,000 Tennesseans and it is great news that General Cable will be growing this sector,” Boyd said. “I want to thank General Cable for creating new jobs in Jackson and for strengthening our Team Tennessee workforce.”
“The skills of General Cable’s Jackson team and their solid performance were major factors as we considered our options to support our data communications business,” said Mark Thackeray, General Cable’s senior vice president of global manufacturing & North American operations.
“We are pleased that our Jackson team is ready and able to take on additional product lines and production capabilities,” said Paul Furtado, vice president & manufacturing team leader, communication & assemblies plants.
General Cable, an industry-leading manufacturer who has been focused on connecting and powering people’s lives for more than 170 years, offers customers a strong portfolio of brand names and high-quality aluminum, copper and fiber products through a global network of manufacturing facilities with worldwide sales representation and distribution. The company plans to accommodate its growing market by continuing to manufacture data communication cable.
“We are grateful for General Cable’s continuous investment in Jackson,” Jackson Mayor Jerry Gist said. “We are proud to have an IndustryWeek 'Best Plant Winner' (2013) maintain operations in Jackson and cultivate economic growth in our city.”
“The expansion of General Cable plays an important role in our community’s economy,” Madison County Mayor Jimmy Harris said. “The company’s commitment to Jackson-Madison County significantly reinstates our sustainability in an industrial climate and increases value to our community.”
Those interested in applying an available position can visit the General Cable offices at 19 Bobrick Drive, Jackson, TN 38301 or contact the General Cable HR Coordinator, Brittney North, at [email protected] or 731-426-1270.
Jackson and Madison County are represented by Sen. Ed Jackson (R – Jackson), Rep. Jimmy Eldridge (R – Jackson) and Rep. Johnny Shaw (D – Bolivar) in the Tennessee General Assembly.
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