Fitzgerald Collision and Repair has announced a major expansion, 220 new jobs announced
Posted By Bobby Lee McCulley | June 30, 2017 2:34 pm
Recently, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Fitzgerald Collision and Repair officials announced on June 29, 2017, that the company will undergo a major expansion in the Upper Cumberland region, including White County, and create 220 new jobs in the region.
Fitzgerald Collision and Repair has announced they will be investing $9 million to expand its existing facility in Rickman, Tennessee and establish new operation facilities in Sparta, Tennessee.
“We want to thank Fitzgerald Collision and Repair for its investment in the Upper Cumberland region. We’re proud that Tennessee is a place where entrepreneurs like Robert Fitzgerald can turn ideas into businesses that positively benefit our local communities,” Stated Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam. “Fitzgerald Collision and Repair’s significant expansion will create new job opportunities for residents in the Upper Cumberland and bring us one step closer to making Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”
Recently, Fitzgerald Collision and Repair announced a new vocational program partnership with the Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) in Livingston, which will offer students training in commercial fleet truck maintenance and repair. With the Tennessee Promise and Tennessee Reconnect programs, Tennessee is the first state in the nation to offer all of its citizens, both high school graduates and adults, the chance to earn a postsecondary degree or certificate free of tuition and fees.
“There’s no question that the logistics and transportation industry is a crucial part of Tennessee’s economy,” TDECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe stated. “Fitzgerald Collision and Repair is a homegrown success story that plays an important role in Tennessee’s growing transportation sector. We look forward to the impact this 220-job expansion will have on residents in White and Overton counties.”
According to Fitzgerald officials, the company was established in 2014, Fitzgerald Collision and Repair provides collision repair for commercial truck fleets across the United States. Fitzgerald Collision & Repair will add 100,000 square feet to its existing state-of-the-art repair facility in Rickman.
The company has also announced they will also establish a new facility in White County. Recently, Fitzgerald Collision and Repair purchased the Upper Cumberland Regional Industrial Park near the airport in Sparta. Construction crews have been busy constructing the new facilities here in White County.
“The Fitzgerald family has decades of experience in the commercial trucking industry and this most recent venture to provide best-in-class collision and repair service has been a tremendous success,” Fitzgerald Collision and Repair Founder and CEO Robert Fitzgerald said. “With growing demand for our services, we can think of no better place to invest and create more than 200 new jobs than the Upper Cumberland. I’d like to thank the State of Tennessee as well as our local partners in White and Overton counties that have offered support for Fitzgerald Collision and Repair’s expansion.”
Fitzgerald Collision and Repair plans to create 145 new jobs at its expanded operations in Overton County and it will create 75 jobs at the new facility in White County. Local officials applauded Fitzgerald Collision and Repair for its expansion plans in the Upper Cumberland.
“I’d like to thank Robert Fitzgerald and his team for this new investment in Sparta,” White County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson said. “New job creation in our community is always a welcome development and White County is fortunate that a first-class company like Fitzgerald Collision and Repair has decided to create 75 new jobs here in our local community.”
According to Fitzgerald officials, that who are interested in applying at Fitzgerald Collision and Repair, they can visit applyfitzgerald.com for more information.
White County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson also stated, “We are happy and excited to have the Fitzgerald family in our community. They are great to work with and we look forward to a long relationship and more great things to come.”