Story courtest of Elk Valley Times
JCF Housements, specializing in premier manufactured homes, has selected Fayetteville-Lincoln County for its southern manufacturing facility.
The company’s capital investment is estimated at $10 million and will create 250 jobs over the next 12 to 18 months, according to a joint announcement this afternoon by the company and the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Industrial Development Board (FLCIDB).
JCF Housements has completed the purchase of Fayetteville-Lincoln County’s newest speculative building, an 80,000-square-foot facility, located at 63 East Park Drive in Fayetteville.
“We are pleased to welcome JCF Housements to Fayetteville-Lincoln County and thank the company for choosing our community for its new operations,” said Michael Dempsey, chairman of the FLCIDB. “The company will bring diversification to our industrial base and will generate great job opportunities for our local residents. We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship.”
“We are fortunate to have Lincoln County as our manufacturing home,” said John Fitzmaurice, president of JCF Housements. “Our manufacturing home for JCF Housements is ideally located to serve not just the Nashville, Huntsville and Chattanooga markets but the overall southeast region of the United States. The central location with its highway system is great for distribution.
“The relationships we created with the city and county officials made the decision quite easy – an absolutely wonderful place to do business,” Fitzmaurice said.
“The Board of Mayor and Aldermen are excited to welcome the financial investment of jobs to Fayetteville and Lincoln County,” said Fayetteville Mayor Michael Whisenant. “We look forward to seeing the product that JCF Housements will provide to this southeast region. The BMA would also like to thank the extensive time put in by the Industrial Board directors to secure this placement.”
“The addition of JCF Housements to our industrial family not only further diversifies our manufacturing base but will give employment opportunities to 250 members of our workforce,” said Lincoln County Mayor Bill Newman. “My experience working with our newest partner has been very positive, and I look forward to a long and successful relationship.”
“I am thrilled with this tremendous news for Lincoln County and the jobs coming to our area. We thank JCF Housements for its confidence in Lincoln County’s workforce, local leadership and Industrial Development Board. I will continue to make job creation my top priority,” said State Sen. Shane Reeves.
“I appreciate JCF Housements’ partnership with Fayetteville-Lincoln County and the new jobs and career opportunities created for our citizens. I congratulate our local leaders and Ms. Elaine Middleton, executive director of the Fayetteville-Lincoln County IDB, for the continued success in industrial recruitment efforts. I will continue to fight for job growth in House District 62,” said State Rep. Pat Marsh.
FLCIDB has been working with the company since March of last year, said Elaine Middleton, executive director.
“This will present some great opportunities for our community,” Middleton said, noting that the availability of the spec building was also a key factor in Fayetteville-Lincoln County attracting the new manufacturer. “We have success stories behind every spec building that’s been built here.
“We’re excited to welcome JCF Housements and look forward to the great opportunities that will come with the partnerships this will bring about between our local schools and our TCAT (Tennessee College of Applied Technology) at Lincoln Central Academy.”