Bravo to Locate HQ and East Coast Manufacturing Operations in Lexington
Author: Carly Schroer
Bravo to create more than 80 new jobs in Henderson County over the next three years
Company’s Lexington facility will function as its East Coast manufacturing facility
LEXINGTON, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe together with Bravo executives announced today that the company will locate its East Coast manufacturing operations in Lexington. Bravo will invest $2.8 million and create 83 new jobs in Henderson County.
Bravo has been a leading manufacturer of premier secondary containment systems for more than 30 years. The company manufactures secondary containment system for the petroleum equipment industry and produces products including fiberglass tanks, sumps and fittings.
Bravo is known for developing the first-ever, under-dispenser containment sump and shutdown system for gasoline dispensers. This single invention, originally called the ‘Bravo Box’, launched what today has become a billion-dollar industry. Recently, Bravo pursued and passed rigorous testing requirements to achieve the distinctive UL2447 certification, the only company with a complete line of products.
Bravo has purchased an existing building in Lexington. With this new location, the company will be better equipped to serve markets in the southeastern and eastern U.S.
Since 2013, TNECD has supported 17 projects in Henderson County, resulting in the creation of more than 1,000 new jobs and approximately $60 million in capital investment.
“We are so glad that Bravo has chosen Lexington as the location for its manufacturing facility. It is always a major win when a company chooses Tennessee to do business, and it is especially great when a company chooses a rural community like Lexington. I look forward to seeing Bravo create great jobs for the residents of Henderson County, and I look forward to seeing them succeed in Tennessee.” – Gov. Bill Lee
“One of Tennessee’s main goals is making sure rural communities thrive in our state. Since 2015, TNECD has supported more than 300 projects resulting in more than 35,000 jobs in rural counties, and I thank Bravo for its commitment to create 83 new jobs in Lexington and for investing in one of Tennessee’s rural communities.” – TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe
“We are very excited to launch our facility in Lexington, and we appreciate the extraordinarily warm welcome we have received from the great state of Tennessee. It took ten years of searching for Bravo to find the ideal location for us to expand our production capabilities in the East. When we came to Lexington, we quickly saw that the city offers many advantages that make it the ideal location for our new plant. We were especially pleased to encounter a well-qualified workforce that will make it easy to hire skilled, local employees for Bravo’s operations. We are very grateful to the kind, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic people of Lexington, who have gone above and beyond to smooth our way to establish Bravo’s new Henderson County home.” – Paola Bravo, president and CEO, Bravo
“Lexington has long proven to be logistically located to get manufacturers’ products out to their distributors and consumers quickly and efficiently. Our business environment is competitive, friendly and offers access to a highly-trained workforce that helps keep us as a top-tier location for projects like this. We look forward to continuing to prove our value to Bravo as it prepares to develop their manufacturing facility.” – Lexington Mayor Jeff Griggs
“Thank you, Bravo, for believing in Henderson County. We are excited to welcome you to our community and look forward to working with you and your team.” – Henderson County Mayor Eddie Bray
“This is wonderful news. This is a sizable investment. Henderson County is a great location for new and expanding businesses. I appreciate the work done by Governor Lee, Commissioner Rolfe and all our state and local officials to bring these jobs to Lexington. I look forward to continuing to partner with them to provide a business climate that draws economic development to our area, as well as provide a world class education that gives our students with the best opportunity for a high quality job.” – Sen. Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville)
“I appreciate Governor Lee, our Department of Economic and Community Development, and Bravo for their investment in our community. Congratulations to our local leaders for securing these high-quality jobs. I appreciate their partnership, and I was pleased to support their efforts bringing more new jobs to District 72.” – Rep. Kirk Haston (R-Lobelville)
“TVA and Lexington Electric System are proud to welcome Bravo to Henderson County and congratulate them on creating new job opportunities. TVA is committed to our mission of service in helping to foster job creation in the Valley and are proud to partner with Lexington-Henderson County Industrial Development Board, City of Lexington, Henderson County and Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to further that mission.” – Heidi Smith, TVA general manager for Global Business
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Bravo is a leading U.S. manufacturer of secondary containment systems, founded in Los Angeles 33 years ago by the inventor of the patented “Bravo Box,” the first, under-dispenser secondary containment sump. Environmentally responsible Bravo doublewall products with continuously monitored dry interstice are fully compliant with EPA regulations and are exempt from triennial testing. Bravo has raised the industry standards of environmental protection for new construction as well as retrofitting solutions with its unique, gasoline-resistant fiberglass resins. Proud of its successful track record of protecting the environment from contamination, Bravo continues to solve problems through development and advancement in material science and innovative manufacturing technology.
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