Today is an exciting day in Jackson, TN! I am pleased to announce that Carlisle Tire and Wheel will be establishing a presence in here in the Hub City and will be creating over 400 new jobs with this endeavor!
Team Madison County is pleased to announce that Carlisle Tire & Wheel www.carlisletire.com, a subsidiary of Carlisle Companies (NYSE:CSL) will establish a division in Jackson, Tenn.
The company, headquartered in Aiken, SC, manufactures tires, inner tubes, and wheels for agriculture, all terrain vehicles, golf, industry, lawn and garden, and trailer markets. Carlisle Tire & Wheel will purchase the Whirlpool facility; a decision that will create
400-plus jobs. Carlisle Tire and Wheel began as a company in 1917 as a manufacturer of automotive tire inner tubes. The company survived the Great Depression and World War Two and experienced strong growth in the post war period through a
diversification of its product lines. Because of its investment in Tennessee, the company will qualify for a variety of statutory incentives, including FastTrack Job Training Assistance, Industrial Machinery Tax Credits and Jobs Tax Credits.
Jackson continues to grow and provide jobs in the industrial sector due to the efforts of Team Madison County, which is comprised of the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce, Jackson Energy Authority, TVA, the City of Jackson, Madison County, and includes the state's Department of Economic and Community Development, led by Commissioner Matt Kisber.
"We are pleased to be a part of Team Madison County and that Carlisle Tire & Wheel recognizes the advantages of doing business here by selecting Jackson for this new investment," said John Bradley, TVA Senior Vice President of Economic Development. "The 400-plus jobs they will create will continue to help grow opportunities in this progressive community."
"The people of Tennessee are very grateful to Carlisle Tire and Wheel for the company's investment in the Jackson community and their confidence in the workers of West Tennessee," said Commissioner Kisber. "The close collaboration between the state of Tennessee and Team Madison County is yielding results and I'm convinced we'll continue to see additional investment in the region."
"We are thrilled to be welcoming Carlisle Tire & Wheel to the community," said City of Jackson Mayor Jerry Gist. "Carlisle's decision to locate in Jackson is a testament to the continuing work ethic and quality of life in West Tennessee."
"We have so much to be proud of here in West Tennessee," said Madison County Mayor Jimmy Harris. "Carlisle Tire & Wheel will add to what continues to be a growing economic force in our area."
"Jackson Energy Authority is committed to the continued growth of Jackson," said Danny Wheeler, President and CEO of Jackson Energy Authority. "We are pleased to welcome Carlisle Tire & Wheel as our newest corporate partner."
For more information about Carlisle Tire & Wheel, visit www.carlisletire.com. To apply for employment, contact the Tennessee Career Center, 362 Carriage House Dr., (731) 668-2040.