Anatolia Granite and Marble announced an investment that will bring some 40 new jobs to Baxter.
The company customizes natural stone slabs, such as granite, marble, onyx, and quartz, into processed countertops primarily used by building contractors and subcontractors. Mayor John Martin said that this is just another testament to Baxter’s allure for businesses.
“It’s really exciting,” Martin said. “I’ve been through their facilities it’s a wonderful facility and we’re excited about the new jobs. So it’s just really good for Baxter and we’re so proud that he’s here.”
Martin said the added jobs come at the same time new homes are being constructed. He said that Baxter will host a ribbon-cutting this Thursday at 1 p.m. at the property’s location, 445 Ward Mill Road.
This announcement also comes as a partnership with Governor Lee and Commissioner Bob Rolfe with the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. Over the last five years, the department has assisted 10 economic development projects in the county that have resulted in some 1,500 jobs and $220 million in capital investment.
“With more than 2,500 establishments operating in Tennesee, advanced manufacturing is one of our state’s most successful industries,” Rolfe said in a press release. “Anatolia’s decision to expand in Putnam County will be a driving force behind Tennessee’s continued growth in this sector and would not be possible without the strong leadership at the local level. We appreciate Baxter Mayor John Martin and Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter for their partnership and involvement in this project.”