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Metal Manufacturer To Expand Operations In White County

Sparta Metal Processing is set to expand its manufacturing operations in White County.

Sparta Metal Processing will be expanding its operations onto Turntable Road. This will allow them to add more equipment and more employees. The $12.3 million expansion will create over 50 new jobs in the county. Vice President and General Manager John Dury said they were looking forward to expanding in the area.

“We definitely want to help continue to grow White County,” Dury said. “Obviously you got Cookeville just north of us, Crossville, Smithville, and we feel like we’d love to employ local people around the area. Definitely excited to bring some new jobs to Middle Tennessee.”

The company is headquartered in Sparta, and it was founded in 2021. The manufacturer takes scrap metal and transforms it into usable pieces for the metal manufacturing industry.

“We’re currently invested heavily into manufacturing equipment here,” Dury said. “Specializing it in a niche focus with wire manufactures and scarp dealers around the area. For us, that’s what we specialize in. For us, we got the ability to bring some material in and really be a wholesale operation and also like a utility recycling center as well.”

Dury said the location in Sparta is centralized to many areas where they do business.

“We can really pull from a lot of different supply sources,” Dury said. “We can pull from Knoxville. We can pull from Nashville, and we can pull from Chattanooga. So, it’s really a centralized hub when you look at it in that regard, and then we can ship our finished goods off to up north. So it’s coming south and we process here and we bring it north. We can also disperse it around those three major aluminum mills that are local to us as well.”

Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Stuart C. McWhorter and Sparta Metal Processing officials announced the expansion on Thursday. Dury said the company still has the potential and room to grow even further in the future.

“We’re super excited to be here,” Dury said. “I can’t wait to see some folks from the area hopefully apply, and we can create some more jobs.”

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