A medical manufacturing company broke ground Wednesday on a 240,000 square-foot facility slated to bring 100 jobs to Wilson County.
Hollister Corp. will house its facility in the Beckwith Farms Industrial Park. Officials with Hollister braved the rain to compliment local officials, including Mt. Juliet Mayor Ed Hagerty, City Manager Kenny Martin and Joint Economic and Community Development Board Executive Director G.C. Hixson.
"Today marks both a beginning and an end to our movement," said Tom Furtek with Hollister, referencing the movement of 100 jobs from the company's Nashville facility. "At long last the construction phase begins."
Hagerty was also invited to speak at the ceremony, and he spoke about Mt. Juliet's desire to become an "edge city" of Nashville.
"We wanted to be a true edge city, one where people can live, work and shop. What you all are doing is a component of that dream," Hagerty said.
Hollister's Jeff Nelson said the company "loves that it is a young, growing community that fits our needs. We look forward to being a part of the Mt Juliet community."
Hagerty closed his remarks telling the Hollister representatives, "welcome. We wish you great success here."