Choate Chooses Bolivar
The City of Bolivar and Hardeman County welcomed Choate Engineering and Performance on Friday, March 19.
“We are excited about the opportunity to grow Choate Engineering Performance in the city of Bolivar, Tennessee. The assistance of Mayor McTizic of Bolivar and Chelsey Scott Wallace of TNECD has been encouraging, and instrumental in our choice for this location. We are ready to go to work, and with the help of the Lord bring more jobs to this community.” said Cass Choate, founder, Choate Engineering Performance.
Bolivar Mayor Julian McTizic was enthusiastic.
“We are excited that Choate Engineering Performance has chosen Bolivar to be the home to its manufacturing operations. Choate’s selection of Bolivar is a testament to our favorable business climate. We thank Choate Engineering for their investment in our community and wish them continued success for many years to come.” he said.
Tennessee State Representative Johnny Shaw complimented McTizic’s effort to bring industry to Bolivar.
“Every since he’s been on the job he’s been eager to make sure Bolivar is moving in the right direction,” he said. “He has been a wonderful mayor for us. He’s worked hard.”
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe, State Senator Page Walley, State Representative Johnny Shaw, Hardeman County Mayor Jimmy Sain, and Choate Engineering Performance officials attended the ceremony at Choate’s location on Lake Street in Bolivar that the company will establish new operations in Hardeman County.
“Hardeman County is excited that Choate Engineering Performance has chosen our county for their home. The company is on the forefront of diesel engine technology and their products are world -class. I appreciate Governor Lee’s dedication to assisting rural counties with economic development and Commissioner Rolfe’s team for an outstanding job of proving Tennessee is the place to invest,” said Sain.
The Bolivar Industrial Board welcomed the company.
“On behalf of the Bolivar Industrial Development Board, I am thrilled to welcome Choate Engineering Performance to Bolivar. This growing company will be a huge asset to our community, and we wish them success!” said Bolivar Industrial Development Board Chairman Jackie Sain.
Choate will invest $8 million to retrofit and make improvements to an existing 155,000-square-foot facility, where the company will manufacture engines and components for the automotive industry. The project will create 100 jobs over the next five years.
“This is a very exciting day. We are very happy to welcome Choate Engineering Performance to Bolivar and look forward to their continued successful operations in Hardeman County. This expansion will grow our manufacturing workforce and support a strong pipeline of diverse talent and a range of new jobs and opportunities for local residents. I appreciate all the work done by Governor Lee, Commissioner Rolfe, and our local officials in helping to bring these jobs home and look forward to continuing to partner with them to make our economy stronger,” said Senator Page Walley.
Hiring is currently underway. Those interested in applying for a position with Choate Engineering Performance can visit www.choateperformance.com/apply for more information.