Expansion plans are underway for MGM Industries in Hendersonville, Tenn. The expansion represents an investment of $3 million and the creation of 75 jobs, including production, engineering and maintenance positions during a three-year period.

“We have positioned our company for the future by making a $1 million capital investment to painted vinyl windows and doors,” says Joe Gaskins, vice president of sales. “We are also introducing a new brand of paint, which will be branded Uncle Omer’s Premium Vinyl Paint. To support this new brand, MGM is investing in technologies that offer custom colors which will be created within the manufacturing umbrella of MGM Industries.”

According to Abe Gaskins, president of MGM, the investment has been made over the past few years and will also include future investments in the fenestration markets.

“MGM is looking to develop fiberglass pultrusions and further expand into the cellular PVC markets,” says Abe Gaskins, adding this expansion was necessary “because we now have our painting process in place as well as upper-end vinyl windows that can compete in the clad segment of the market with the addition of our color capabilities.”

The company also will receive a $30,000 state grant.

“I am committee co-chairman for a group we call the Industry and Education Coalition,” says Abe Gaskins. “On this group we have various government representatives, one of which is the Northern Middle Tennessee Economic and Community Development. They encouraged us to apply for training funds. The purpose of this group is to improve the vocational and industrial training in Sumner County and the State of Tennessee.”

He adds that the funds will be paid out per job created in the next five years and the company is now hiring qualified applicants.


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