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SGB Enterprises, Inc. to Locate Headquarters and Manufacturing Operations in Maury County

  • Flight training simulation company to relocate its headquarters and expand manufacturing in Tennessee
  • Project to create more than 40 new jobs in Columbia

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Stuart C. McWhorter announced today SGB Enterprises, Inc. will invest $1.7 million to relocate its headquarters and expand its design and manufacturing operations in Tennessee.

Through the project, SGB will create 41 new jobs in Columbia.

The move will position SGB in closer proximity to its primary customer base across the Southeast and will be a driving force in allowing SGB to expand its products and services for the commercial and military simulation training sectors.

Founded more than 30 years ago, SGB Enterprises, Inc. specializes in designing and manufacturing procedural training systems, flight simulators, maintenance trainers and other simulated avionics and control components for the aerospace industry. SGB will more than double its employment by expanding to Tennessee.

Those interested in employment opportunities with SGB can apply here.

Since 2019, TNECD has supported nearly 15 economic development projects in Maury County, resulting in approximately 3,500 job commitments and $4.8 billion in capital investment.

“Tennessee’s unmatched workforce and strong business climate continue to attract top-notch companies to our state. I thank SGB for its decision to relocate to Tennessee and look forward to the opportunities these 41 new jobs will create for Tennesseans across Maury County.” – Gov. Bill Lee

“We are proud to partner with SGB as the company relocates its headquarters and expands its manufacturing in Tennessee. Our state is home to top research and development assets, which when combined with our strong background in manufacturing, will create the perfect climate to support companies like SGB in the aerospace industry.” – TNECD Commissioner Stuart C. McWhorter

“We are very excited about our expansion as Columbia is just a short drive up I-65 from our largest customer. The decision to relocate our headquarters in Tennessee is strategic and significant for our company and our core customers. Tennessee, Maury County and the City of Columbia offer a skilled and talented workforce, great resources for manufacturing and a supportive business environment that will allow us to continue to grow and to evolve our product and service offerings.”  – Joe Padula, president and CEO, SGB Enterprises 

“The high-quality jobs and diversification of industry that SGB brings to Maury County make it an especially good fit for our community. They will make a wonderful addition to Team Maury. I would like to thank SGB for the investment they are making and the local opportunities they are creating. I would also like to thank our economic development partners for their work with assisting the company in its decision to locate in Maury County.” – Maury County Mayor Sheila Butt

“I am so excited about SGB’s recent news, representing high wage jobs and a specialized and sophisticated employment sector for our market. We see their news as the latest evidence that Columbia and Maury County remain well positioned for continued growth, progress and prosperity in the days ahead. This announcement confirms just that.” – Columbia Mayor Chaz Molder

“TVA and Columbia Power and Water Systems congratulate SGB Enterprises on its decision to establish operations in Columbia, Tennessee. Helping attract and retain companies creating quality jobs and investment in the region is fundamental to TVA’s mission of service. We are proud to partner with the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, the Maury Alliance, and Middle Tennessee Industrial Development Association to further that mission and celebrate this announcement together.” – John Bradley, TVA senior vice president of Economic Development

“We are pleased SGB is establishing its new headquarters in Maury County. SGB is one of many companies relocating to Tennessee because it offers the best business climate in the nation. We wish them every success moving forward.” – Sen. Joey Hensley (R-Hohenwald)

“Tennessee continues to be a destination for companies looking to relocate their operations to a place that offers the greatest opportunity for success. This investment will benefit residents as well as our local economy by bringing dozens of additional jobs to Columbia. I am proud to welcome SGB to our community, and I look forward to the company’s bright future in Maury County.” – Rep. Kip Capley (R-Summertown)