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Canada,Lebanon,United States : WONDERFUL GROUP to construct initial U.S. Manufacturing Unit in LEBANON.

Wonderful Group has chosen Lebanon as the site of its initial U.S. operations.

In an attempt to broaden its vicinity in the world market, Wonderful Group will endow $150 million in the Lebanon unit and develop 220 new employments in Wilson County.

Governor Bill Haslam said, We want to welcome Wonderful Group to Tennessee and thank the company for choosing our state as the location for its first U.S. Operations.

Tennessee competes on a global level and when a company decides to expand its business here it speaks volumes to our business-friendly environment and skilled workforce. Companies can choose to do business anywhere in the world, and today s announcement is another step toward making Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.

Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd said, This is great news not only for Lebanon and Wilson County, but for the entire state." "Wonderful Group s commitment represents the largest capital investment made by a Chinese-based project in the state s history. We are honored that Tennessee will be home to Wonderful Group s first manufacturing facility in the country, and I look forward to building a strong relationship with the company in the years to come.

Wonderful Group CEO Jianping Huang said, We are pleased and proud to invest in the city of Lebanon and Middle Tennessee.

With our U.S. based management team, we will expand our broad existing manufacturing footprint internationally to produce high quality porcelain tile. We appreciate the support received from the state, county and city and look forward to bringing more jobs in the ceramic tile industry to Tennessee.

The Lebanon manufacturing unit will be placed in the Cherry Farm Industrial Site. Development on the 500,000 square foot plant is presently in progress and is hoped to be execution in late 2016.

Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead said, On behalf of the citizens of Lebanon, it is my privilege to welcome Wonderful Group to our city.

We are very pleased that they have chosen Lebanon as their U.S. production facility. We believe that this is further confirmation of Lebanon s progressive and growing city which offers opportunities for their success and future growth.

Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto said, It is an exciting time when Wilson County has the opportunity to welcome such an internationally known leader in the tile industry to our community. Our county works hard to bring quality investments and employment opportunities to our citizens and we are blessed to have this opportunity today. I want to thank Wonderful Group along with our local, state and regional partners that made this happen.

G. C. Hixson, executive director of the Joint Economic Development Agency said, I welcome Wonderful Group to the community. Their decision is further confirmation of the many economic and lifestyle advantages of the community.

This announcement would not have been possible without the work of our economic partners which include the Wilson County Commission, the city of Lebanon, the state of Tennessee and the Tennessee Valley Authority.

TVA Senior Vice President of Economic Development John Bradley said, TVA and Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation congratulate Wonderful Group on its plans to locate and create more than 200 new jobs in Lebanon.

We are pleased to partner with the state of Tennessee, the Joint Economic and Community Development Board of Wilson County, city of Lebanon and Wilson County officials to facilitate Wonderful Group s location decision.

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Date:Nov 6, 2015
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