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Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce Comprehensive Logistics Co., Inc. to Locate New Automotive Manufacturing Support Facility in Spring Hill

Third-party logistics company to invest $30 million, create more than 200 new jobs

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Comprehensive Logistics Co., Inc. officials announced today the company will locate a new automotive manufacturing support facility in Spring Hill that will house the manufacturing and light assembly of automotive components for the General Motors plant in Spring Hill.

The Ohio-based third-party logistics provider will invest $30 million and plans to create more than 200 new jobs.

“We want to welcome Comprehensive Logistics to Tennessee and congratulate the company on its latest expansion,” Haslam said. “Comprehensive Logistics’ decision to locate a new facility in Spring Hill is another example of the excellent logistics infrastructure and business-friendly environment our state offers to companies around the world. Today’s announcement brings us another step closer to our goal to make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”

“Tennessee consistently leads the national rankings for its distribution and logistics access making our state a standout choice for Comprehensive Logistics’ newest operation,” Hagerty said. “As a state, we strive to leverage Tennessee’s inherent advantages with the success of our thriving key sectors to create an environment that is appealing to new businesses seeking to relocate or expand operations. I appreciate Comprehensive Logistics for investing in Tennessee and for recognizing the strength of our superior workforce.”

“This contract award demonstrates Comprehensive Logistics’ history of successfully providing a complete logistics and value-added warehouse solution and exemplifies our expertise in helping General Motors to meet growing consumer demand for their vehicles,” Brad Constantini, executive vice president and principal of Comprehensive Logistics Co., Inc., said. “We are excited to open our first operation in Tennessee and become a part of the Spring Hill community.”

Comprehensive Logistics will build a new Class A industrial building on 13 acres at 715 Beechcroft Road in Spring Hill. Managing more than 4 million square feet of facility operating space in the United States and Canada, the company’s Spring Hill facility is slated to be complete in 2Q 2015.

“Having a major operation like Comprehensive Logistics locate a facility here is huge for Spring Hill,” Spring Hill Mayor Rick Graham said. “It’s a perfect complement to Magna, it will make General Motors’ operations far more efficient and it will create more good paying jobs here at home, which will spawn more local economic growth. We are thrilled to see the terrific results of what has been a successful economic development effort.”

“I am very pleased to welcome Comprehensive Logistics to Maury County,” Maury County Mayor Charlie Norman said. “We are excited about the number of new jobs being created.

In addition, the significant investment the company is making in our community will certainly help move Maury County forward.”

In addition to logistic support, Comprehensive Logistics will provide value-added services including parts sequencing and assembly of headliners, tires and wheels, rear suspensions, and front verticals.

“TVA and Columbia Power & Water Systems congratulate Comprehensive Logistics Co., Inc. on its decision to locate in Spring Hill,” TVA Senior Vice President of Economic Development John Bradley said. "We are pleased to partner with the state of Tennessee, the Maury Alliance, and the city of Spring Hill and Maury County to help recruit this new facility, which will provide quality jobs and prosperity for the region.”

“The Industrial Board of Maury County appreciates the opportunity to incentivize great businesses such as Comprehensive Logistics and Northpoint Development,” Bobby Harris, chairman of the Industrial Development Board of Maury County, said. “We're particularly excited about the financial impact for our education system and income levels. The seven year return on investment on the tax discount is over 311 percent including approximately $270,000 annually of incremental tax revenues directed to education.”

About Comprehensive Logistics

Comprehensive Logistics provides high-volume, high-velocity, highly complex warehouse management; sub-assembly manufacturing; and transportation and yard management services. The company manages 14 operations comprising 4.6 million square feet of warehouse space throughout North America. Customers include Fortune 500 companies in the automotive and industrial markets, including North American’s top automotive OEMs, Tier-1 automotive suppliers and leading industrial OEMs.

Comprehensive Logistics’ complete range of services include supply chain engineering, facility design, network optimization, systems integration, international inbound materials management, dedicated/multi-customer warehouse management, parts sequencing, sub-assembly manufacturing, kitting, container management, cross-docking, dedicated shuttle management, transportation management and yard management.

About Inbound Logistics

Inbound Logistics the leading trade magazine targeted toward business logistics and supply chain managers. The magazine's editorial mission is to help companies of all sizes better manage corporate resources by speeding and reducing inventory and supporting infrastructure, and better matching demand signals to supply lines. More information is available at www.inboundlogistics.com

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