(La VERGNE TN) California based Gutterglove announced that it is investing $5.4-million in Rutherford County and establishing a new manufacturing and distribution operation in La Vergne. Gutterglove the nation’s leading gutter guard manufacturer.
Gutterglove CEO Matt Smith noted, “At its core, Gutterglove is about people. We operate behind this philosophy that ‘What Matters to You Matters to Us.’ It drives all of our interactions with our customers, partners, and team members, and we’re excited to bring this philosophy to Tennessee. Our new team members there will make it even easier for us to fulfill our purpose to ‘Guard What Matters Most’; keep our promise to ‘Do It Right. Do It Once’; and achieve our vision to ‘Guard Every Gutter on Every Home in North America.’”
Gutterglove will improve a new building to add administrative offices and team member facilities. In addition, Gutterglove will build out manufacturing, shipping and receiving, and inventory holding spaces.
Governor Lee said, “Tennessee’s strength in advanced manufacturing and skilled workforce makes it the perfect location for a company like Gutterglove to expand operations. I’m pleased that Gutterglove chose Rutherford County to grow its manufacturing and distribution operations and thank the company for creating 85 new jobs in La Vergne.
As part of the expansion, Gutterglove will relocate some machinery from its current West Coast manufacturing facility to Tennessee to replicate a portion of current capacity in the new location, as well as invest heavily in new state-of-the-art machinery to expand its manufacturing capabilities.
State Senator Dawn White (Murfreesboro-R) told WGNS, “We are pleased to welcome these 85 new jobs to Rutherford County from Gutterglove. Companies everywhere are realizing Tennessee is a great place for business growth due to our business friendly environment of low taxes, less regulation and an incredible workforce. I am grateful for the work of local and state officials who helped facilitate this expansion and look forward to the bright future ahead for Gutterglove in Rutherford County.”
State Representative Mike Sparks (Smyrna-R) commented, “I’m very proud to welcome Gutterglove to La Vergne. Many factors drive business location decisions – availability of land, excellent schools, talent of the workforce, and quality of life – Rutherford County offers all of these amenities and more. This investment demonstrates our state’s commitment to creating a business-friendly environment with high-quality jobs. I thank Gutterglove for their investment and wish them success for many years to come.”
Headquartered in Roseville, California, Gutterglove produces patented gutter guard systems that are designed, assembled and packaged in the U.S.A. The company began as a gutter cleaning business in 1996 and, after seeing a need for more reliable gutter systems, incorporated in 2000.
Gutterglove serves consumers through major retailers and professional installers. Its DIY product is available across the country from retailers including Costco, Sam’s Club, The Home Depot, Lowe’s, Menards, Amazon and Walmart. The company’s contractor-grade product can be installed by any of the professionals participating in Gutterglove’s proprietary DoneRight program, which supports a vast network of local installers around the nation and connects them with interested homeowners.
Since 2015, TNECD has supported nearly 30 economic development projects in Rutherford County, representing more than 4,000 job commitments and $1 billion in capital investment.
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