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Economic Development is a Team Sport in Davie County, NC

Groundbreaking for Phase III of the SouthPoint Business Park held in Mocksville, NC.

Mocksville, NC (September 18, 2017)Local and state officials and members of the business community gathered to celebrate Phase III of the SouthPoint Industrial Park in Mocksville as well as the longtime partnership between Davie County and the Hollingsworth Companies which has provided the community with hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars in investments.

The Hollingsworth Companies broke ground today on construction of a 108,960 square foot spec building and three pre-graded building pads in the industrial park on US Hwy 601. This combined 641,000 square feet of additional industrial space has the potential of providing hundreds of additional jobs over the next five years.

“I would like to thank the community for being willing to invest time, effort, and money into being a true partner in making this park successful and I want to thank the entire county for their willingness to help us develop their area. It is my belief that the next 12 years will be the best economic period of our lives,” Hollingsworth said.

“We are coming out of the “Perfect Storm” that had formed against industrial development in the last 10 years. Over-regulation in banking, building codes, and environmental regulations had a virtual stranglehold on industrial developers.”

Representative Julia Howard, North Carolina House of Representatives, thanked Joe Hollingsworth for having the vision it took to come to Davie County. “Here we are, a rural community with a tract of land, but you had a vision of what that could become…We are very grateful that you believed in us and took that step to partner with us. We are approaching the 20-year mark, and I hope that as we reach the 40-year mark another group of people will be sitting under another tent celebrating another expansion.” she added.

Terry Bralley, President of Davie County Economic Development, is equally thankful for the relationship. “The partnership we have with the Hollingsworth Companies has allowed Davie County to leverage private money rather than risking the public’s money. We’ve been able to focus on what we do best — water, sewer, roads, and infrastructure.”

He went on to say that “Economic development really is a team sport, it takes each and every one of us working together to make these kinds of projects happen. Our representatives in Raleigh along with the elected officials from across Davie County have learned how to coordinate efforts to get things done quickly and efficiently.”

‘It is a very competitive world we live in today,” Bralley added. “What really makes the difference is figuring out the opportunities that are out there and what it will take to make things happen. This community, time and time again, has led by example in terms of finding ways to get rid of impediments to growth.”

“We have been very successful in attracting industry and investment into this area to the point that today there are no existing buildings left in inventory and we have an unemployment rate that is one of the lowest in the state at about 3.5%. We can’t stop there. We have to look to the future. We all know that industry is looking for existing buildings because they want to be able to move in within 90 days.”

Christopher Chung, EDPNC CEO, said, “It’s always exciting to see communities take a proactive approach in adding more “product” in their market, and it’s what often differentiates the most successful local economic development efforts.”

“Davie County is fortunate to have great partner like Joe Hollingsworth and the Hollingsworth Companies… Best of luck as you all begin focusing on the really fun part: finding tenants for those buildings!”

About The Hollingsworth CompaniesThe Hollingsworth Companies are the largest non-urban Industrial Real Estate developer and construction firm in the southeastern United States with 125 tenants, eighteen million square feet of industrial space, spread over 15 states. The Hollingsworth Companies has facilities located in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. For more information about The Hollingsworth Companies, contact, Tom Mann, Senior Vice President of Industrial Real Estate, at 865.457.3701, tmann@hollingsworthcos.com

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Press Contact:
Tom Mann
865-719-6884
tmann@hollingsworthcos.com

North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority approved a Grant for the Town of Mocksville

The 900-foot roadway extension in SouthPoint North Carolina Industrial Park will allow a project to include one spec building and three additional building pads.

Mocksville, NC (August 31, 2017)The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved a grant request for the Town of Mocksville (Davie County): A $411,425 grant to extend Quality Drive in Southpoint Business Park. The improvements will consist of 900 feet of 24-foot-wide roadway, 900 feet of water lines and related equipment, and storm drainage. The project also includes one spec building and three pre-graded building sites. With this extension of Quality Drive, the park can offer new construction options for businesses. This grant is part of the 22 grants approved totaling $15,802,945 that was accounted by N.C. Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland.

“These investments will help our rural communities prepare for and win business,” said Secretary Copeland. “The Rural Infrastructure Authority’s work supports necessary infrastructure improvements and projects that will help communities prepare and compete for jobs.”


A team of rural economic development specialists at the N.C. Department of Commerce support the Authority’s work. Authority members review and approve funding requests from local communities. Funding comes from a variety of specialized grant and loan programs offered and managed by N.C. Commerce’s Rural Economic Development Division, led by Assistant Secretary for Rural Development Napoleon Wallace. Grants can support a variety of activities, including infrastructure development, building renovation, expansion and demolition, and site improvements.

“The RIA grant has allowed us to get back into the spec building business in North Carolina. We are starting with a building of 108,960 square feet, but are also pre-grading three more sites to allow us to quickly complete build-to-suit projects up to 380,000 square feet in the SouthPoint Business Park. This year marks the twentieth year of our public/private partnership with Mocksville and we couldn’t be more excited about the future.” says Joe Hollingsworth, Jr. CEO of the Hollingsworth Companies.

Terry Bralley, President of the Davie County Economic Development Commission stated “the infrastructure grant is to the extend road and water lines an additional 900 ft. to allow for 4 graded building sites and the construction of a 108,000 sq. ft spec building, the other pads will allow for a 150,000 sq ft, 130,000 and a 250,000 sq ft building. This will give us a huge advantage in bring product to the market. This is a public/private venture that has paid huge dividends. We currently have 8 other business in the park. Like most counties today we are out of industrial buildings and this will allow us to bring product to market to continue to bring investment and jobs to our community.”

For more information about the SouthPoint Industrial Park located in Mocksville, North Carolina, contact Tom Wortham at 865-457-3701, twortham@hollingsworthcos.com

About The Hollingsworth Companies

The Hollingsworth Companies are the largest non-urban Industrial Real Estate developer and construction firm in the southeastern United States with 125 tenants, eighteen million square feet of industrial space, spread over 15 states. The Hollingsworth Companies has facilities located in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. For more information about The Hollingsworth Companies, contact, Tom Mann, Senior Vice President of Industrial Real Estate, at 865.457.3701, tmann@hollingsworthcos.com

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Press Contact:
Tom Mann
865-719-6884
tmann@hollingsworthcos.com

Second industrial building started this year at SouthPoint Business Park, Alabama

The Hollingsworth Companies break ground on 108,960 SqFt Industrial building in Huntsville, Alabama

Huntsville, AL – July 18, 2017 – The Hollingsworth Companies broke ground on their sixth industrial building project in SouthPoint Industrial Park, Alabama on July 18th. This is the second facility started within the last 2 months and is a replacement for a building that was leased early this month. The 108,960 SqFt class A steel building, with 32’ clear height and LED lighting is suitable for warehouse or manufacturing space.

Tommy Battle, Mayor of Huntsville stated ”The timeline for industrial development projects is becoming quicker because companies want to be in business as fast as they can. Clearly there is demand in Huntsville for industrial facilities and we are sure that this trend will continue as more businesses learn Huntsville is an ideal location to make them successful. This new facility will be a welcome addition to the available inventory in Huntsville.”

Limestone County Economic Development Association (LCEDA) is very happy to see that the Hollingsworth Companies is adding another building (108,960 sq. ft.) to the SouthPoint Business Park in Huntsville, Limestone County, Alabama. The park has great visibility from Interstate 65 and Interstate 565 and has all utilities in place including high speed fiber. We are pleased to continue our long term relationship with Hollingsworth and look forward to helping bring occupants to the building” added Tom Hill, President of the LCEDA.

In addition to the two buildings in Alabama, The Hollingsworth Companies have completed a 126,000 SqFt building in Andersonville, TN, started an 85 acre expansion of SouthPoint Business Park in Mocksville, NC and plan to start construction of a 108,960 upon completion of the park expansion. Joe Hollingsworth, CEO of The Hollingsworth Companies stated “We are continuing to see an improvement in the real estate market as government regulations have been rolled back. This improvement is all a result of increased manufacturing numbers and continued confidence in the economic recovery.”

The SouthPoint Industrial park is located adjacent to the I-65 and I-565 interstates, between Nashville, TN and Birmingham, AL. This location provides quick access for companies that want to be centrally located in the Southeast manufacturing corridor. The SouthPoint Park, Alabama was designed for companies that support the Red Stone Arsenal, Army Contracting Command; NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center; and the Southern Automotive corridor.

The Hollingsworth Companies have already delivered 60+ projects throughout the southeast to various clients and sees the pace of this picking up again. The projects include Build-to-Suit and Finish-to-Suit projects ranging in size from 85,000 square feet to 400,000 square feet.

About The Hollingsworth Companies
The Hollingsworth Companies are the largest non-urban Industrial Real Estate developer and construction firm in the southeastern United States with 125 tenants, eighteen million square feet of industrial space, spread over 17 states. Facilities are strategically located in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. For more information about The Hollingsworth Companies, contact, Tom Mann, Senior Vice President of Industrial Real Estate, at 865.457.3701, tmann@hollingsworthcos.com.

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Media Contact:
Tom Mann
The Hollingsworth Companies
865-457-3701 (Office)
256-777-1995 (Mobile)
tmann@hollingsworthcos.com

Joe Hollingsworth Honored at Junior Achievement’s National Volunteer Summit

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Business leader wins Junior Achievement’s top volunteer leadership award


(Joe Hollingsworth, right, is shown receiving the Gold Leadership Award from Jack Kosakowski, President & CEO of Junior Achievement USA in New York City last week)

New York, NY — Junior Achievement USA® (JA USA) presented their Gold Leadership Award at the National Volunteer Summit in the recipients’ honor at The Paley Center in New York City. From East Tennessee Junior Achievement, Joseph A. Hollingsworth Jr. has been chosen from more than 237,000 U.S. volunteers as one of the 11 recipients of the organization’s most prestigious national award for volunteerism.
Junior Achievement’s Gold Leadership Award honors volunteer excellence, presented in recognition of leadership in supporting and expanding JA’s student impact, resources, operational excellence and sustainability. The Gold Leadership Awards honor the recipients’ JA volunteer service during the 2015-16 school year. Junior Achievement’s Volunteer Summit will convene local JA leaders and chairpersons with the JA USA board of directors and national staff.
“Our local business community’s support of JA is critical to achieving our mission, to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in the global economy,” said Chip Reed, President of Junior Achievement of East Tennessee. “Joe Hollingsworth, Owner and CEO of the Hollingsworth Companies, is a remarkable example of that spirit of dedication and service to others. I believe that Joe has found JA to be the perfect outlet for giving back because finding the next generation of risk takers, matters to Joe and teaching a new generation of young people to stand on their own two feet, matters to Joe.”
Mr. Hollingsworth has been instrumental in JA’s ability to reach thousands of students over the years. He has mentored the staff, recruited volunteers and funding from other organizations, and has led the campaign to build and run the organization’s JA BizTown facility located in Clinton, TN. Hollingsworth is a member of JA’s East Tennessee Business Hall of Fame and a Legacy Level member of JA’s Free Enterprise Giving Society, the top level of recognition for financial contributions given by Junior Achievement.

A complete list of National Gold Leadership Awards Winners:
Craig Boyan, President & COO, H.E. Butt Grocery Company, San Antonio, TX
Gregory L. Ebel, President & CEO, Spectra Energy Corp., Houston, TX
Steve R. Gray, Vice President, KeyBank, Portland, OR
Joseph A. Hollingsworth, Jr., Owner & CEO, The Hollingsworth Companies, Clinton, TN
John Koons, Community Relations Coordinator, OG&E (Oklahoma Gas and Electric), OK
David Locke, Chairman & CEO, McFarland State Bank, Wisconsin
Kevin D. Mather, President & COO, Seattle Mariners, Seattle, WA
David Pankau, President & CEO, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Sandy Rothe, Partner, Deloitte, Denver, CO
Dino E. Rubusto, Co-President, CHUBB Corporation, New Jersey
Anthony Viscogliosi, Founder and Principal, Viscogliosi Brothers, LLC, New York, NY

About Junior Achievement of East Tennessee:
Founded nationally in 1919 and locally in 1969, Junior Achievement’s mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Junior Achievement uses hands-on experiences to help youth understand the economics of life. In partnership with business and educators, Junior Achievement brings the real world to students, opening their minds to their potential. JA programs deal with real issues like workforce readiness, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship so that young people not only understand their opportunities in life but can also take advantage of those opportunities.
JA develops young people with volunteer driven K-12 classroom based programs, collaborative after school initiatives, job shadowing opportunities and an experiential learning curriculum and facility called JA BizTown.
For more information on JA Programs in East Tennessee, please visit www.jaeasttennessee.org or call (865)457-2461.

About Junior Achievement USA® (JA)
Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge. Today, JA reaches 4.8 million students per year in more than 100 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.6 million students served by operations over 100 other countries worldwide. Visit www.ja.org for more information.

Morrisofa Global Inc. has opened facility in SouthPoint North Carolina Business Park

The Hollingsworth Companies leased the remaining building and plans to expand SouthPoint North Carolina Industrial Park

Mocksville, NC (June 21, 2017) – Morris Holdings is the newest tenant in the SouthPoint Business Park located in Mocksville, North Carolina. Morrisofa Global is an importer and distributor of upholstered furniture. Morrisofa’s parent company, Morris Holdings, started in 2002, designs and manufactures one of the top lines of upholstered sofas and sofa products. Morris sells and markets product through distribution and their own retail outlets in in PRC (China). In addition, they are one of the leading exporters of sofa products from China to the United States.

Wayne Stewart, Vice President of Morrisofa Global Inc. stated, “We recently leased a 92,000 SF building in Mocksville, NC from the Hollingsworth Companies.  This location was selected because of the logistical advantage of both North, South, East and West transportation corridors and for the excellent value of the property.  Hollingsworth has been great to work with during the entire closing and move in process and we anticipate a good working relationship moving forward.”

Terry Bralley, President, Davie County Economic Development Commission added “having a building partner like The Hollingsworth Companies makes a big difference in a rural community.  Without a building program this project would not have happened in our community, even though it’s a perfect fit for us! We are in the heart of furniture country, and perfectly located on the east coast for logistics.  We are excited to have the new jobs added to our community, and welcome Morrisofa Global to Mocksville and Davie County. This is the 8th company attracted with this public/private partnership with The Hollingsworth Companies.”

“We have seen a significant increase in activity since the election of Donald Trump as all of our facilities in the SouthPoint Industrial parks in North Carolina, Alabama, and Virginia are now leased. We have broken ground on 500,000 SF of additional industrial space across our parks and started an 80 acre expansion in SouthPoint Mocksville.” stated Joe Hollingsworth, President and CEO of The Hollingsworth Companies.

For more information about the SouthPoint Industrial Park located in Mocksville, North Carolina, contact Warren Hammer at 804-441-1385, whammer@hollingsworthcos.com

About The Hollingsworth Companies
The Hollingsworth Companies are the largest non-urban Industrial Real Estate developer and construction firm in the southeastern United States with 125 tenants, eighteen million square feet of industrial space, spread over 15 states. The Hollingsworth Companies has facilities located in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. For more information about The Hollingsworth Companies, contact, Tom Mann, Senior Vice President of Industrial Real Estate, at 865.457.3701, tmann@hollingsworthcos.com

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Press Contact:
Tom Mann
865-719-6884
tmann@hollingsworthcos.com

A&S Building Systems has relocated to David Jones Industrial Park

A&S Building Systems designed and manufactured the new facility in conjunction with the developer, The Hollingsworth Companies.

Andersonville, TN (May 23, 2017) – A&S Building Systems, a division of NCI Buildings Group, has relocated their headquarters from Caryville, TN to the David Jones Industrial Park in Andersonville, TN on Friday. The ribbon cutting for their new facility was attended by Anderson County Chamber officials and many General Contractors throughout the United States attended to congratulate the employees.

With the new facility, A&S has expanded their engineering and sales support. President, Dennis McDeavitt states “A&S has seen continued growth by maintaining a recognized level of customer service. While we ship buildings world-wide, many local projects such and the Knoxville News Sentential and the Holsten Gas facilities are highly visible.”

“A&S Building systems have been a key partner in our Southern Advantage building program. We have been very pleased with the expertise of their design and sales team, ease of construction, and long term quality of their buildings” stated Joe Hollingsworth, President and CEO of The Hollingsworth Companies.

About A&S Building Systems
A&S, a division of NCI, was founded in 1958; the company is an industry leader in the design and fabrication of pre-engineered metal buildings throughout North America. For more information contact Craig Schupp, Vice President of Sales, at 865-426-2141, sales-marketing@a-s.com

About The Hollingsworth Companies The Hollingsworth Companies, with facilities located in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia, are the largest semi-rural Industrial Real Estate development firm in the southeastern United States. For more information about David Jones Industrial Park or The Hollingsworth Companies, contact, Tom Mann, Senior Vice President of Industrial Real Estate, at 865.457.3701, tmann@hollingsworthcos.com.

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Press Contact:
Tom Mann
865-719-6884
tmann@hollingsworthcos.com

Anderson County, TN approves first TIF; the incentive is approved for Industrial Development in David Jones Industrial Park

Clinton, TN (December 8, 2016) – The Anderson County Commissioners and Industrial Development Board of Anderson County have approved, for the first time, a Tax Incentive Financing program (TIF) for Industrial Development. The TIF is approved for two industrial buildings and site to be developed by The Hollingsworth Companies.

The recession of 2008 paired with increased energy code requirements (IECC Regulations) and water quality requirements created a perfect storm for industrial development. Typically, industrial developers build “speculative” buildings in anticipation of future tenant demand. These buildings are a financial risk to the developer, but a benefit to the local community as it allows for quick occupancy to potential manufacturing and distribution companies.

As the recession hit, manufacturers became cautious with expansion plans. In the same time period, the federal government increased energy and drainage building code regulations significantly driving up construction costs. The net result of both these events greatly increased the price difference between “new” and “existing” buildings.

This widening gap of new versus used rental prices for industrial buildings resulted in a further reduction in the supply of industrial space. Industrial space for manufacturing, distribution, and warehousing is one of the critical elements in growing the economy and expanding business in semi-rural communities.

To stimulate the expansion of speculative industrial space, governments can turn to incentive plans to offset rising costs. While this may seem short sided from a tax standpoint, the reality is quite the opposite. Communities with immediately available industrial space have a higher opportunity to attract new prospects. These companies result in new job creation and increase the tax base with additional business income tax, sales tax, and personal property tax.

The community leaders of Anderson County saw the opportunity to restart industrial development in their community with a TIF. This TIF was approved to use future property tax revenue to improve infrastructure and increase development in the David Jones Industrial Park.

“This TIF will result in 2 speculative industrial structures of 126,000 sq. ft. (square feet) that include 13,100 sq. ft. of commercial office space” said Bear Stephenson, Chairman of the Anderson County Industrial Board. “The commercial office space will retain 51 engineering and sales jobs that would likely be moved out of state.”

Bear further stated, “It is anticipated these buildings will attract automotive, plastics, nonwovens, and various other manufacturing and distributions companies and the resulting jobs to Andersonville.”

“The government leaders of Anderson County, TN are positioning their community to quickly respond to economic growth”, stated Joe Hollingsworth, CEO of The Hollingsworth Companies. “The recent elections will result in an upturn in the economy. Those communities that have available industrial space, will be in the best position to respond quickly to manufacturing and distribution opportunities.”

About The Hollingsworth Companies
The Hollingsworth Companies, with facilities located in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia, are the largest semi-rural Industrial Real Estate development firm in the southeastern United States. For more information about David Jones Industrial Park or The Hollingsworth Companies, contact, Tom Mann, Senior Vice President of Industrial Real Estate, at 865.457.3701, tmann@hollingsworthcos.com.

SouthPoint Business Park awarded AdvantageSite Designation in Alabama

The Hollingsworth Companies industrial park located in Huntsville, AL receives total readiness status for 26-acre greenfield site

Huntsville, AL, August 29 – SouthPoint Industrial Park in Limestone County has received its first Alabama AdvantageSite designation. The AdvantageSite program requires that community economic development organizations provide documentation specific to a proposed industrial site, including a set of standard data related to ownership control, environmental and geotechnical conditions, and infrastructure status. Sites must also meet size, zoning and accessibility requirements.

The 26–acre Alabama Advantage Site is located within the 175 acre SouthPoint industrial park. “Tom Hill, President of the Limestone County Economic Development Authority, was instrumental in assisting us to receive our designation” stated Joe Hollingsworth, CEO of The Hollingsworth Companies. “We have enjoyed a long term commitment from the LCEDA and have already completed 4 Industrial buildings in SouthPoint with their assistance.” Hollingsworth further stated “this private/public cooperation has helped the park attract both defense and automotive related manufacturers. Future expansion will include distribution as well as manufacturing companies.”

LCEDA, President Tom Hill said “the AdvantageSite designation of the SouthPoint Business Parke site is extremely important to business recruitment efforts. This designation proves to our clients that this site is ready for immediate industry needs. Hollingsworth has proved to be an active partner in the development of industrial buildings in our region.” The program is jointly sponsored by the Alabama Department of Commerce, Alagasco, Alabama Power Co., the North Alabama Industrial Development Association, PowerSouth Energy Cooperative, and coordinated by the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama. Representatives from each of the entities actively participate in application reviews and on-site visits to prospective AdvantageSite designees.

The SouthPoint business park is located on the Northeast corner of the I-65 and 565 junction. A 108,000 sqft and 206,000 sqft building are currently available. This location provides quick access to the Rocket City location of NASA and the Redstone Arsenal which includes the Missile Defense Agency and the Army Material Command. The recently opened Huntsville, AL manufacturing sites for Polaris, Remington, and GE Aviation are also located within 10 miles; providing close expansion space for subcontractors moving into the area. Huntsville is well postured for Advanced Manufacturing growth with a large, seasoned high tech work force.

About The Hollingsworth Companies
The Hollingsworth Companies, with facilities located in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia, are the largest semi-rural Industrial Real Estate development firm in the southeastern United States. For more information about The Hollingsworth Companies, contact, Tom Mann, Senior Vice President of Industrial Real Estate, at 865.457.3701, tmann@hollingsworthcos.com.

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Media Contact: Tom Mann
The Hollingsworth Companies
865-457-3701 (Office)
865-719-6884 (Mobile)
tmann@hollingsworthcos.com
www.hollingsworthcos.com

The Hollingsworth Companies complete SCM expansion in Prince George, VA

Service Center Metals chose The Hollingsworth Companies for a state-of-the-art facility expansion in the SouthPoint Business Park

Prince George, VA – August 10, 2016 – The Hollingsworth Companies designed and constructed the 190,462 square foot aluminum remelt facility expansion at Service Center Metals located in SouthPoint Business Park, Prince George, VA. In combination with this expansion, SCM will invest in additional equipment and expand their current workforce. “This is a strategic move that will expand key operations and enable further growth,” SCM’s Chief Executive Scott Kelley said. “Hollingsworth’s capability to design, develop, and fund the facilities have been the foundation of a successful partnership between SCM, Prince George County, and The Hollingsworth Companies.”

Prince George County Chairman William Robertson stated, “Prince George County is excited about the continuous growth of Service Center Metals (SCM) in our community.  With the assistance from our partners at The Hollingsworth Companies, this is the second major expansion by SCM in three years.  Hiring has already begun for the 35 new jobs required at this facility which will soon be fully operational.”

This has been our fourth project with SCM in Prince George County” said Tom Wortham, Senior Vice President of Architecture and Business Development at The Hollingsworth Companies. “Each time SCM has introduced new, game changing technology and continues to build on their past successes. It is exciting to work with them to develop cutting-edge factories that make them the most efficient aluminum extrusion company in the world. It causes us to raise the bar in everything we do to keep up with such an industry leader. Even though we were dealing with a new process that wasn’t completely designed when we started the construction project, we still delivered the project on budget and ahead of schedule.

About The Hollingsworth Companies
The Hollingsworth Companies, with facilities located in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia, are the largest semi-rural Industrial Real Estate development firm in the southeastern United States. For more information about The Hollingsworth Companies, contact, Tom Wortham, Senior Vice President of Architecture and Development, at 865.457.3701.

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Media Contact:
Tom Mann
The Hollingsworth Companies
865-457-3701 (Office)
865-719-6884 (Mobile)
tmann@hollingsworthcos.com
www.hollingsworthcos.com

Growth continues in David Jones Industrial Park with new Industrial Building

The Hollingsworth Companies break ground on 126,800 SqFt Industrial building in Anderson County, TN

Clinton, TN – August 4, 2016 – The Hollingsworth Companies broke ground on their fourth industrial building project in David Jones Industrial Park on August 1st with the start of a fifth building project expected in early 2017. Hollingsworth has signed the first tenant, A&S Building Systems, with 13,100 sq.ft. of office space. The 127,600 sq.ft. class A steel building has the capacity to expand to 172,600 sq.ft. with 32’ clear height and 8 dock doors suitable for warehouse or manufacturing space.

The Hollingsworth Companies are continuing to see a recovery from the severe building recession that started in 2008. In 2016 alone, the company completed a 264,763 sq. ft. automotive building in Cookeville, TN in February; and a 183,618 sq. ft. expansion to a remelt factory in Prince George, VA in July. Joe Hollingsworth, CEO of The Hollingsworth Companies stated “These two build to suit facilities represent two of the most cutting edge high technology companies in their respective industries. The new speculative Anderson County facility will afford the county the ability to attract immediate users such as startups companies that require incubator space, early stage/smaller companies, to a larger single user for the balance of the space.”

Based on the continued economic recovery and growth potential in Anderson County, TN; The Hollingsworth Companies have prepared the building site and preapproved plans for a fifth building project at David Jones Industrial Park. The building is currently planned to be an identical footprint of the current project, it is a build to suit and could be customized to specific tenant specifications.

“Anderson County continues to grow on many fronts, with this groundbreaking it will add to the continuing job growth we are experiencing” stated Rick Meredith, President of the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce. “The reason for this is simple, Anderson County is open for business and my staff and I here at the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce work hard every day to grow our county. I also want to congratulate my partner in economic development Tim Thompson on his continued work with creating jobs and projects for our county. With all this said, it is a “Great Day in Anderson County”!”

The Hollingsworth Companies has already delivered 20+ projects in Tennessee to various clients and sees the pace of this picking up again. The projects include Build-to-Suit and Finish-to-Suit projects ranging in size from 45,000 square feet to 265,000 square feet. Prior projects in Anderson County include: Advanced Auto Company, Northup Grumman, Seneca Medical, Durakon, and several others, totaling over 1,000,000 sq.ft..

About The Hollingsworth Companies
The Hollingsworth Companies, based in Clinton, Tennessee, are the largest semi-rural Industrial Real Estate developer and construction firm in the southeastern United States with fifteen million square feet of industrial space. Hollingsworth Capital Partners, another portfolio company, was listed as the 12th fastest growing American company in Inc. Magazine’s September 2008 issue. For more information about The Hollingsworth Companies, contact, Tom Mann, Senior Vice President of Industrial Real Estate, at 865.457.3701, tmann@hollingsworthcos.com.

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Media Contact:
Tom Mann
The Hollingsworth Companies
865-457-3701 (Office)
865-719-6884 (Mobile)
tmann@hollingsworthcos.com

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