Kilgore Puts Down More Roots

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam joined state and local lawmakers, Kilgore/Chemring employees, government agencies, and other well-wishers in making official Kilgore’s plans to spend $40 million to expand its operations in Hardeman County and create approximately 100 jobs.
“I’d like to thank Kilgore Flares and Chemring for creating additional job opportunities for the residents of Hardeman County,” Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam said. “Kilgore Flares’ considerable investment in Toone underscores the confidence our existing employers have in Tennessee’s skilled workforce and overall business climate. This expansion is yet another sign that Tennessee will lead in attracting private investment and jobs to our rural communities.”
“Hardeman County is very proud to be the home of Kilgore Flares and Chemring Countermeasures,” Hardeman County Mayor Jimmy Sain said. “It is with honor that we produce a product that protects those who protect our freedom all over the world. I appreciate Governor Haslam and TNECD for partnering with us on this expansion and additional jobs.”
“The new multi-million dollar investment by Chemring/Kilgore brings new energy and new optimism to our communities in Hardeman County as well as the region,” said Tennessee State Senator Dolores Gresham. “The real reason they see value in expanding here is not only the present infrastructure but more importantly the track record of performance excellence by the Chemring/Kilgore family of employees! They earned it for all of us!”

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