Volume 51, Number 15

eighteen pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, April 10, 2014

Heft Industries Inc. locating to Byrdstown

Submitted
HEFT INDUSTRIES, Inc. is proud to announce that it will be locating to Byrdstown. On Wednesday, July 7, an agreement was made with the City of Byrdstown on a "lease/purchase" of the OshKosh Building in downtown Byrdstown. HEFT will operate an ancillary operation, providing miscellaneous support functions for the company from the Byrdstown facility.
HEFT INDUSTRIES, Inc., is a new technology, electric power plant manufacturer, and will produce a diverse line of products. HEFT expects to have approximately 40-50 jobs in place by mid October, with an additional 150-200 positions within the first year of operation. HEFT will take over the facility on August 1, 2010, with a scheduled open date of approximately September 15, 2010.
Gary Cook, the Chief Financial Officer of HEFT said that "Byrdstown has been on our location list for a while. We are also looking to enter negotiations on the Hutchinson facility shortly." In addition, I would sincerely like to thank Mr. Stephen Bilbrey, County Executive, as well as Mayor Bill Robbins and the complete Byrdstown City Council. Mr. Bilbrey has kept in touch with us for the better part of 10 months and he is a primary reason that we took a closer look at Byrdstown and Pickett County. Mr. Robbins, and everyone on the City Council has shown us great courtesy and hospitality, so the choice of coming to this area was very easy for us."
Should HEFT successfully complete the acquisition of the Hutchinson facility, they estimate that an additional 500-1,500 jobs will come to this area.
Mr. Cook said "HEFT truly looks forward to a long lasting and fruitful relationship with Pickett County and Byrdstown."

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