The company will invest $9 million and expects to create 220 new jobs in the Upper Cumberland region. Fitzgerald Collision & Repair plans to create 145 new jobs at its expanded operations in Rickman-Overton County and create 75 jobs at the new facility in Sparta -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 & Repair Founder & 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 & Repair’s expansion.”
“We want to thank Fitzgerald Collision & 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,” Governor Bill Haslam said. “Fitzgerald Collision & 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.”
Fitzgerald Collision & Repair recently announced a new vocational program and partnership with the Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) Livingston, which offers students training in commercial fleet truck maintenance and repair.
“There’s no question that the logistics and transportation industry is a crucial part of Tennessee’s economy,” Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe said. “Fitzgerald Collision & 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.”
Overton County Executive Ben Danner said, “Fitzgerald Collision & Repair is working with the TCAT to put students right to work out of school in the Rickman facility, which makes them a very good fit for Overton County and the entire Upper Cumberland.”
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